The Chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath has started the clean-up operation by asking the office goers to come formally dressed to encourage discipline and an effective working environment. Bareilly DM Surendra Singh was quick to issue advisory to all government officers to dress formally to encourage discipline. Earlier he also issued advisory against using pan masala, pan and plastic. While Keshav Prasad Maurya announced the chief minister’s order to the press, earlier, there was a ban announced on illegal slaughterhouses. In fact, Bareilly DM in a tweet also said that there will be strict action against officers who consume pan, gutka and tobacco in official premises.
He began by strong crackdown on illegal abattoirs but he has also directed police officials to prepare an action plan for closure of other slaughterhouses in the state. He has also ordered a blanket ban on smuggling of cows.Taking illegal slaughterhouses into account was a key poll promise made by Bharatiya Janata Party in its election campaign. In a rally addressed in Maharajganj, party vowed to shut illegal slaughter houses in the state.
“Instead of the blood of cattle, there will be streams of milk and ghee flowing throughout the state,” Shah had said. So far he has shut illegal slaughter houses in the city of Allahabad and one in Varanasi. Officials claimed that the slaughterhouse in Varanasi had been shutdown in 2012, but they continued to operate in a clandestine manner. Officials said that the slaughterhouse was sealed after the caretakers were unable to furnish valid papers for the cattle.