Retaliating to UP CM Yogi Adityanath’s crack down on VIP culture in politics, Union Minister Uma Bharti today said, “If a minister is going for his duty, then red beacon and stopping traffic is absolutely fine.” Even a flight can get delayed by 5-7 minutes.” Speaking to ANI, Bharti further explained her statement by saying that no red beacons will lead to more problems including road accidents. Bharti also said that, if a minister is going for a meeting then he/she should get all of these facilities, even a flight can be delayed by 5-7 minutes as not being there on time might cause a loss of crores of money. She also said that if a minister is going out for his/ her personal visit then they should not be eligible for all these privileges.
Watch Uma Bharti’s statement here:
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A day after taking oath as the 21st CM of Uttar Pradesh, Adityanath cracked down the VIP culture in the state releasing an order that none of his ministers will be allowed to use the red beacon atop their vehicles. The move was initially started off by Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and then adopted by Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh. Red beacons were removed from the vehicles of Punjab CM and his council of ministers, after Singh’s decision.
On the first day as the new CM, Adityanath looked all pumped up and was busy meeting with senior administrative officials of the state. In his meeting with the UP police chief Javeed Ahmed, Adityanath had also expressed concern over the killing of a BSP leader in Allahabad last night. A Motorcycle-borne hooligans allegedly killed BSP leader Mohammed Shami in Allahabad on Sunday night.
In a meeting with the secretaries of different departments of the Uttar Pradesh government in Lucknow, the UP CM has asked officials to disclose all details of their assets before the government and gave them 15 days do to so.