Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath announced a new sanitation campaign during his Gorakhpur visit on Saturday morning. In his address, the UP CM announced this new campaign which will be named as ‘Swachh-sunder UP abhiyan’ to fight off Encephalitis. The senior BJP leader urged people to be a part of this campaign. “Aam janta ko safai abhiyaan ke saath judna hoga. Gorakhpur se ‘Swachh-sunder UP abhiyan’ shuru karenge (common man will have to join the campaign for sanitation. We will start the ‘Swachh-sunder UP abhiyan’ from Gorakhpur),” he said.
Talking about Encephalitis, Yogi said he has started the movement against this problem and the best way to deal with it is through sanitation. He added that cleanliness is the way to prevent the problem. “Started movement against Encephalitis; when it comes to it prevention is better than cure & it starts with sanitation,” he was quoted saying by ANI. Yogi Adityanath’s rally was attended by a massive number of people. Adityanath’s visit to Gorakhpur which is also his Lok Sabha constituency came days after the deaths of children at the BRD hospital in Gorakhpur.
Attacking the Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav-led governments, Adityanath said in last 12 to 15 years, institutions in UP have been ruined for selfish motives by institutionalizing corruption and people people deprived of facilities. “Govts in last 12-15 yrs ruined institutions in UP for selfish motives by institutionalizing corruption, kept people deprived of facilities,” he said.
Taking a jibe at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi who is set to visit Gorakhpur later in the day, Adityanath said it is only a way for him to make the picnic. “Delhi mein baitha koi yuvraj swachhta abhiyan ka mahatv nahi jaanega. Gorakhpur unke liye picnic spot bane uski ijazat nahi deni chahiye,” he added.