Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday announced many measures to streamline things in the state. From crackdown on slaughter houses to pothole free roads in state, Yogi Adityanath addressed many issues.
Yogi Adityanath stressed that there will be no appeasement of anyone and promised development for all without any discrimination on the basis of caste, religion or gender.
Adityanath, whose ascent to power is seen with suspicion by some sections, also told the BJP cadres and supporters not to be “over zealous” in celebrating the party’s historic poll victory and not to take the law into their hands as it could provide “anarchist” forces a chance to disturb law and order.
He also stated that police has been instructed not to harass innocent couples, a direction that comes amid complaints that the ‘anti-romeo’ squads, meant to target eve-teasers, were troubling even the boys seen with their female friends.
He announced that those undertaking the annual Kailash Mansarovar Yatra will be given Rs 1 lakh by the state government and a Kailash Bhavan will be constructed for them.
On his first visit to his hometown Gorakhpur after becoming the Chief Minister, Adityanath said he intends to usher in development and progress of all sections of the state as envisaged by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah.
Addressing an event to felicitate him, he repeated the mantra of ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas’.
“There would be no discrimination on the basis of caste, religion or gender. There will be development of all. But there will not be any appeasement of any section,” he said.
He said Uttar Pradesh had been deprived of the benefits of development during the previous regimes and promised that his government would bring in the fruits of progress to the last man.
Adityanath, who took over as the Chief Minister last Sunday, talked about his priorities like safety of women, opportunities for youth, support for farmers and labour.
He said that there would be no place for ‘goonda raj’ and corruption under his rule.
The Chief Minister said after he took over, he got calls from many girls who complained that they cannot go to schools or colleges because of eve-teasers, and several had to even give up studies because of this.
Anti-Romeo squads have been constituted for the purpose of safety of girls and women, he said, and added that police officials have been directed that these squads should not harass boys who are with females due to “consent”.
This comes against the backdrop of complaints that these squads were targeting even the innocent boys.
Referring to the crackdown on illegal slaughterhouses, Adityanath said his government would fulfill the promises made in the BJP’s manifesto before the elections.
With regard to the welfare of the farming community, he said a team of two ministers and some officials has gone to Chhattisgarh to study their system which is “very efficient”.
He also listed some developmental steps, like a direction to the authorities to make all the roads in the state “pothole free” by June 15.
About the bhavan for Kailash Mansarovar yatra, he said it could be constructed in Noida or Ghaziabad.
Yogi Adityanath orders making UP roads pothole free by June 15
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi on Saturday directed officials of the Public Works Department (PWD) to make all state roads pothole free by June 15, 2017.
In Gorakhpur, which was his first public appearance after taking over as the state’s chief minister, Adityanath declared that he had told the PWD officials to ensure that there are no potholes in the roads of the state by June 15.
The state had lagged on the development front during the regimes of the previous governments, he said.
An official statement released in Lucknow said that chief minister gave the instructions to make UP roads pothole free at a review meeting of PWD.
He also asked the officials to complete all works and projects within the prescribed time frame on a priority basis.
Adityanath also asked the officials to prepare a work plan to extend better facilities to the people residing in rural areas.
The Chief Minister asked for adopting e-tendering so as to make the system more transparent and corruption free.
He underlined the need to keep tainted firms and contractors having mafia, criminal and corrupt image away from departmental works and instead give an opportunity to those with clean image who can ensure qualitative work.