Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in a candid interview with ABP News spoke about the first 2 months as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. CM Adityanath says that he was not told that he will become the Chief Minister till the day before the oath taking ceremony. The UP CM says that he will deliver on all his poll promises. He added that he will ensure that the state will be crime free in a few months. Adityanath said that the crime rate has gone down in the state since he has taken over the reigns of the the state. The Chief Minister said, ”I have told the police to register FIRs in all cases and that the cases should be solved in a time bound manner”.
The Chief Minister, in the interview to ABP News, said that the Samajwadi Party (SP) introduced criminalisation of politics in Uttar Pradesh. He added that he will neither tolerate criminals nor will he tolerate those who harbour criminals. Adityanath said that he will ensure that he delivers on the promises the party made before the elections, including getting rid of crime in the state. He said that he will release a report after completing 100 days in power.
The CM also added that his government will submit reports on the development in the state on a half yearly basis. The CM said, ”We will issue our first report after completing a hundred days, after which we will submit a progress report every six months.”
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Chief Minister Adityanath also used the platform to accuse the SP of not implementing Centre’s schemes which would have helped the people of the state. Adityanath said, ”Central government provided the state over a hundred life support ambulances, whish Akhilesh government refused to accept.” The Chief Minister also said that, ”BJP’s policies will benefit people and aren’t populist in nature”.
Yogi said that his next big challenge will be the 2019 Lok Sabha election. The minister added, ”I am confident that we will win a greater mandate this time. People will see the work that the BJP government has done and will vote us into power”.
Yogi Adityanath meanwhile quashed a question about running for Prime Minister in the 2022 Lok Sabha polls saying that, ”2022 is very far away, my focus is to serve the people of UP and prove myself in the state.”