The Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Cabinet in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday decided to have two new municipal corporations – one is Ayodhya-Faizabad and the other Mathura-Vrindavan. UP Minister of Power, Shrikant Sharma confirmed the same to reporters at a press briefing, ANI reported. This comes as yet another step taken by the Chief Minister Adityanath as part of the major administrative reforms initiative promised by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in their pre-election campaigns.
According to PTI, the decision was taken at a state cabinet meeting, which was presided by the Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath himself. Cabinet Minister Shrikant Sharma said that the idea behind the decision was to aid in facilitating better provisions and amenities to the pilgrims.
This is just one of the many changes implemented by the Adityanath government, which included, the suspension and transfers and recruitment of many administrative officers. Earlier this month, the state government had decided to allocate 2 districts to each of its cabinet ministers and had given them the responsibility to monitor the development across their respective regions. Shrikant Sharma had then told PTI, “The measure has been taken to ensure development across Uttar Pradesh.” Sharma had also informed reporters that the CM, Yogi Adityanath had given the ministers, independent charge of the districts. Sharma informed the reporters that the remaining ministers of the Yogi Adityanath cabinet had also been entrusted with the responsibility of development in one district each. Speaking to reporters, he had said, “All of them have been asked to review the progress of their allocated districts with the local officials and the MLAs on regular intervals.”