In a stern message to state officials, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday said those who are not prepare to work for 18 to 20 hours daily are free to leave their jobs. “The state government will not tolerate any laxity in implementation of the government schemes. Officers who are willing to work 18-20 hours daily can continue with the government or else they are free to leave,” he said, addressing a BJP meeting on his home turf of Gorakhpur. It was his maiden visit to his parliamentary constituency after becoming the chief minister.“I am a workaholic and the bureaucrats will have to deliver too. Those who are ready to work hard should continue and non-performers should leave,” he reiterated. For his ministerial colleagues, the monk-turned-politician’s message was: “Work with humility and do not flaunt position.” Addressing BJP MPs, MLAs, MLCs, senior leaders and functionaries in Beniganj area, the chief minister asserted the promises made by the party during the assembly elections will be his government’s top priority. Stressing on coordination between the state government and party, Adityanath said, “Workers should ensure that benefits of the government schemes reach the have-nots and the last man.”But in the same breath, he told BJP leaders and workers not to interfere in the functioning of the state government and not to put pressure on officials for contracts.“Only two years are left for the Lok Sabha elections and party workers should start preparations for it. If they find any discrepancy in the functioning of the state government they should inform me,” he said. In the meeting, he announced the government will provide monetary assistance for weddings of girls from poor families and create enough avenues for jobs to stem out migration of youths from the state. Earlier, Adityanath was accorded a grand welcome at the BJP office in the city.He said the massive mandate the party received in the elections, has increased the responsibility of the party leaders and workers. Without mentioning the crackdown on slaughter houses and ‘anti-Romeo’ drive, he said his government had taken “historical” decisions after taking over the reins of the state.