IANS/Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Aditya Nath Yogi yesterday said his Bharatiya Janata Party government will implement Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s development agenda in the state and there would be no discrimination on the basis of caste, religion and gender.
“It is not just a position for me, it is a very big responsibility. I will implement the prime minister’s development agenda in the state,” Yogi said, addressing his first rally here nearly a week after he was sworn in.
He also said the government’s priority will be the safety of women, employment generation, end of ‘goonda raj’, corruption, lawlessness and anarchy in the state.
He credited BJP president Amit Shah with the party’s landslide victory in Uttar Pradesh.
“Nobody believed that the BJP would come to power in UP. But, Amit Shah was always confident of winning more than 300 seats in the state. We finally won 325 seats,” said Yogi. The BJP leader, who was earlier called Yogi Adityanath, is now officially called Aditya Nath Yogi, as per the state government website.
“Uttar Pradesh government will walk the path of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’. There won’t be any discrimination based on caste, religion, and gender,” he added.
“Uttar Pradesh has been deprived until now, but it won’t be neglected any more. We have to fulfill those dreams of which UP is deprived of. It was deprived of development, women were not safe, there was no employment for youth. There was no business left for the traders,” he said.
“We will take up the challenges before us and fulfill the dreams of Modiji in providing development to all, to make available the benefits of government schemes to the last person,” Yogi said.
“We will work towards development of sugar mills, to solve the problems of Anganwadi workers, farmers and to provide employment to the unemployed youth. We will fulfill the promises made through our election manifesto. We will work towards making UP the No 1 state in the country,” he added.
He also said the government will seek peoples’ opinion on various schemes and also update them about their implementation. “We will establish law and justice in the state,” he said.
Yogi said that development in the state will not be limited to just eastern Uttar Pradesh and Gorakhpur. “I will serve the 22 crore people of the state and bring an end to lawlessness and anarchy in the state.”
Meanwhile, Former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav took a dig at the new state government, saying only “anti-Romeo squads and clean-up drives” have been witnessed so far in the state.
The Samajwadi Party leader accused the new government of targeting officials of a certain caste.
“I am waiting for the new government to come up with something concrete,” the Samajwadi Party president told reporters after its National Executive meeting.
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