Yogi Adityanath, who sworn-in as the 21st Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, has set the ball rolling by taking several crucial decisions in just three days of his governance. Yogi Adityanath is up in arms against corruption and has promised that he will work for all sections of the society without any discrimination as he will pursue Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s agenda of ‘sabka sath, sabka vikas’.
The BJP's hardline Hindutva mascot Yogi Adityanath on Sunday took over as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh with the promise of working for all sections of the society without any discrimination.
He heads a 47-member Council of Ministers, including two deputy CMs, which was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor Ram Naik at a grand 90-minute ceremony.
Below are some key decisions taken by UP CM Yogi Adityanath in 3 days:
#Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday pulled up several officials over cleanliness at CM's office.
Video: UP CM Yogi Adityanath departs from Lucknow to meet PM Modi and Amit Shah
#The UP CM has ordered strict action against those who consume pan masala and instructed that smoking will not be allowed in government offices across the state. He asked the state government officials to not chew paan, paan masala etc during duty hours.
#In keeping with the BJP's manifesto, Yogi Adityanath has directed police officials to prepare an action plan for closure of slaughter houses across the state.
#He has also ordered a blanket ban on smuggling of cows and said zero tolerance would be exercised in this regard.
#In his orders issued on Wednesday, Adityanath also directed the police to act tough against anti-social elements.
#He has warned that those using police security as "status symbol" would come under the scanner and after review of their threat perception their security might be changed.
UP police's Anti-Romeo squads patrolling underway across the state. Visuals from Lucknow and Jhansi. pic.twitter.com/cJHAQD8zuQ— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) 22 March 2017
#Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday met Union Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma and is learnt to have discussed the construction of Ramayana museum in Ayodhya. The two leaders discussed various tourism-related projects in the northern state, including construction of Ramayana museum for which the Centre has allocated a fund of Rs 154 crore, a source said.
It is also learnt that Adityanath has accepted the Centre's proposal for the museum and agreed to provide land for the project in a week's time.
#The newly appointed Chief Minister also met Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu and discussed various projects related to urban development in the state.
#A day after receiving strict orders to ensure the safety of women across the state directly from DGP, the Lucknow Police on Tuesday cracked down on roadside romeos in Hajratganj area. Police's special Anti-Romeo squad arrested at least three people for eve-teasing related activities outside National PG College.
#Yogi Adityanath implemented BJP’s promise of cracking down on illegal slaughterhouses. Two slaughterhouses – one in Rambagh and another in Atala (both in Allahabad) were sealed. Also, a slaughterhouse in Ghaziabad’s Dasna was also sealed.
#Yogi Adityanath at his maiden meeting with top bureaucrats asked cops to ensure that law and order situation in the state improved within a week.
#The new UP CM also cracked down on the VIP culture in the state. He ordered that no minister UP will be allowed to use red beacons atop vehicles.
#UP CM handed officials the BJP’s vision document, Sankalp Patra, for the 2017 state assembly elections, asking them to study the document and ensure its speedy and complete implementation.
#CM Yogi directed senior administrative and police officers to monitor social media effectively in order to ensure timely police intervention in incidents that could disrupt communal harmony in the state.
#He also sought zero tolerance in matters related to women’s security.
#Yogi Adityanath also discontinued services of all advisers, vice-chairmen and chairmen appointed by the previous SP government in different departments and corporations. These advisers enjoyed unbridled powers, sometimes equivalent to that of a minister.
#Going hammer and tongs against corruption, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directed officials to declare their assets within 15 days, a day after issuing a similar order to his ministers.
#Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has relieved all non government advisers, chairmen, deputy chairmen and members in corporations, committees and departments of their charges with effect from March 21.
"I came in between" Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said today, taking a dig at the leaders of Congress and Samajwadi Party who had formed a coalition to take on the BJP.
"I am younger by one year to Rahul jee and one year older to Akhilesh Yadav. And I came between the two (Rahul and Akhilesh). This could be a major reason for their failure," Adityanath said in Lok Sabha while speaking on the Finance Bill, 2017.
Adityanath, who is still a member of the Lok Sabha, was apparently referring to the coalition formed by the Samajwadi Party and the Congress to take on the BJP in the just-held Assembly polls. However, the BJP trounced the coalition by grabbing 312 seats in the 403-member Assembly.
Video: UP DGP's video conferencing with all DMs and SPs
The Chief Minister, who assumed charge on Sunday, took the dig while addressing Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge. Kharge then responded: "You have become the Chief Minister. You should maintain the dignity of the post of the Chief Minister."
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan then told Adityanath: "Kharge jee is elder to you. You should accept his blessings."
(With inputs from PTI)