Days after ordering a reduction in the number of public holidays in the state, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today said that the step has benefitted the state’s exchequer. Speaking during the RSS-BJP Coordination meeting in Gorakhpur on the second day of his visit, the chief minister said that the step taken by his government has helped the state to benefit by as much as Rs 50-60 crore, a report by news agency ANI said.
Expressing his concern over cow slaughter, the chief minister said that merely by saying “Gau mata ki jai”, cows won’t be able to get proper protection, but efforts have to be made on all fronts for the purpose. Yogi Adityanath also lamented that great personalities nowadays have been divided in the name of castes, which “is a sin”. He also said that it was unfortunate that Vanda Mataram which played a key role during country’s Independence struggle has become “communal”.
Earlier in the day, while speaking at an event in Deoria, the chief minister announced that the state government would increase pension for differently-abled or ‘diyyangs’from Rs 300 to Rs 500 per month. He also said that the prime minister wants to promote their welfare and the state government is coming up with several other new schemes to help them.
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The chief minister further said that even while he was in Gorakhpur, people were coming to him with problems faced buy them and state government is working to solve them constantly. He further said that the BJP-led government in the state has come to help people of Uttar Pradesh. While observing that people must have noticed the progress in law and order situation of the state since the new government came into power, Yogi Adityanath said his government was committed to solve all the problems of the people.