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CM Adityanath promises no bias on religion; no harassment of couples in UP

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath said on Saturday “development of all, appeasement of none” was his government’s policy, adding that there will be no discrimination on the basis of caste, religion and gender.

india Updated: May 30, 2017 07:00 IST
Rajesh Kumar Singh and Abdul Jadid
Rajesh Kumar Singh and Abdul Jadid
Hindustan Times, Gorakhpur
Yogi Adityanath,Uttar Pradesh CM,UP CM
Adityanath, who is on a two-day tour to Gorakhpur, visited the city for the first time after taking charge as the Uttar Pradesh chief minister.(Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)

Chief minister Aditya Nath Yogi on Saturday played a development card on his home turf Gorakhpur where he was accorded a rousing welcome at a felicitation event organised by the district BJP unit and citizens’ organisations.

Addressing the gathering, he said, “The successive governments at the Centre and the state governments did not work for the development of the state. The BJP government will make UP a number one developed state in the country. There will be no discrimination on the basis of caste and religion.”

Invoking PM’s ‘sab ka saath, sab ka vikas’ slogan, he said his government will not pursue appeasement policy.

Rs 1 lakh for pilgrims

He announced Rs 1 lakh in aid to to Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims. “We would also establish a Kailash Mansarovar Bhavan either in Lucknow, Ghaziabad or Noida,” he added.

Setting the agenda

Setting the priorities of his government, he said there will be no new decisions and the election manifesto will be the guiding principle for the government.

He said the benefit of welfare schemes will reach people. The closed sugar mills will be revived, new employments will be generated, migration of the youths will be curbed, there will be end of goonda raj, corruption will be checked and the roads will be free of potholes by June 15, he added. The government is also preparing a plan for the welfare of the farmers, he said.

Anti-romeo sqauds

Adityanath said he received letters and calls from girls and women regarding harassment and eve- teasing in public places.

“The anti- Romeo squads have been formed to take action against anti- social elements. People who harass girls are not youth but ruffians ,” he said. The CM said there will be no moral policing.

Slaughter houses

Yogi said action against the slaughter houses had been taken on the recommendation of the National Green Tribunal (NGT). In its report, the NGT had said that slaughter houses had been violating pollution control norms and ordered closure of the illegal slaughter houses flourishing in residential areas.

First Published: Mar 25, 2017 20:21 IST