In a big booster shot to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachch Bharat (Clean India) mission, newly appointed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adiytyanath on Monday asked his government officials to take a pledge to invest 100 hours of their annual time for the cause. Swachch Bharat mission is PM Modi’s ambitious project carried out with vision to facilitate proper sanitation for cities and villages in the country. The CM made many first of its kind instruction the meeting. Adityanath, who was attending the first meet with the officials, asked bureaucrats to read and carefully implement the points mentioned in Bharatiya Janata Party’s pre-poll ‘Sankalpa Patra’ (BJP’s election manifesto). The officials were asked to attend the meeting with a copy of Sankalp Patra in their hands. The Chief Minister also directed the officials to submit details of their movable and immovable assets and income tax within a time period of 15 days. The crucial government was also attended by Deputy CMs KP Maurya and Dinesh Sharma. Adityanath, who was unanimously elected as party’s legislative leader, sworn-in as the 21st chief minister of state on Sunday.
Adityanath, in his first press conference had vowed to implement PM Modi ‘Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas’ vision. The CM vowed to turn BJP’s manifesto promises into reality. The CM added that his government will be committed to eradicate ‘goondaraj’ from the state. Adityanath’s mega oath taking ceremony was attended by top leaders including PM Narendra Modi and Amit Shah.
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Earlier in the day, BSP supremo Mayawati had attacked alleging that he will “divide the state on communal lines” and push RSS agenda in the state. The BSP supremo also said that Adityanath Government will not be able to maintain law and order in Uttar Pradesh. “In Uttar Pradesh, it does not matter if it is the SP or the BJP in power. They cannot control law and order. BJP has appointed a priest as chief minister who will not take forward the agenda of development but will push the RSS agenda. They will divide Uttar Pradesh on communal lines. Now, there will again be an environment of fear in the state,” she told reporters outside Parliament.