Yogi Adityanath says politics of development, rashtra bhakti will survive. Has the CM walked the talk?

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that politics of nepotism, casteism and appeasement will end soon.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that politics of nepotism, casteism and appeasement will end, and politics of development and rashtra bhakti will endure.

The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister was addressing a two-day BJP meet in Lucknow which is likely to be attended by party president Amit Shah.

"Politics of nepotism, casteism and appeasement will end and only politics of development and rashtra bhakti (devotion to nation) will sustain," Yogi Adityanath said.

NATIONALISM NOT POLARISATION

Ahead of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly election results, Yogi Adityanath, a five-time MP from Gorakhpur, had said that the BJP's agenda is to "provide development" and "promote nationalism" in the country.

In an interview to the Economic Times last year, Yogi Adityanath had said, "Our agenda is not polarisation but nationalism".

A Hindutva face of the BJP, Yogi Adityanth, since becoming the chief minister of the most populous state, has maintained that his government would deliver on the promise of development.

POLITICS OF DEVELOPMENT

The Chief Minister has decided that he would meet MPs and MLAs at least once in a week to hear them out on the problems in their constituencies.

"The chief minister will meet MPs every week on Friday between 4-5 pm at Secretariat annexe. Legislators can meet him on Monday and Thursday during the same time", an official release said.

The objective of such meetings is to take a stock of development projects in various constituencies of the state.

On Sunday, Yogi Adityanath announced June 15 as the deadline to make all roads in Uttar Pradesh pothole-free. Speaking at a function in Deoria, the chief minister said his government would provide 24-hour supply to all the 75 district headquarters in Uttar Pradesh.

SOME DECISIONS RAISED EYEBROWS

Yet some of his decisions in the past one month since assuming the post of Uttar Pradesh chief minister have raised eyebrows.

The anti-Romeo squads, a BJP poll promise, have been formed across the state to check eve-teasing. The squads have faced criticism from sections of society with many alleging harassment by police in the name of cracking down on eve-teasers.

The Adityanath government's crackdown on illegal slaughterhouses while receiving applause from some also received criticism from others.

Many small illegal slaughterhouse owners had complained that certification process for an abattoir is a tedious process that requires clearances at multiple levels.

(with inputs from PTI)

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