We don’t distinguish between Hindus and Muslims, for us the people of UP are one, says Keshav Prasad Maurya

By: | Updated: March 19, 2017 8:08 PM

"BJP doesn’t distinguish between Hindus and Muslims and considers all of Uttar Pradesh as one. Muslims have no reason to worry."- Keshav Prasad Maurya

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Uttar Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) designate Dy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya on Sunday after being apppointed for the post told The Sunday Express, “BJP doesn’t distinguish between Hindus and Muslims and considers all of Uttar Pradesh as one. Muslims have no reason to worry.” He repeated Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s message of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’ and said, “We consider all of UP population as one and we don’t distinguish it as Hindu and Muslim. Ham Musalmanon ko alag se nahin dekhte. Hamare liye sabhi UP-wasi ek hain (We don’t see Muslims as separate. For us, all the people of UP are one). We will work for the development of all without any bias against any community and religion.”

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On March 19, Yogi Adityanath has taken oath as the 21st CM of the state today at Smriti Upvan, Lucknow; while Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma will sworn in as the 2 deputy chief ministers of the state. A total of 44 ministers will be a part of the UP Cabinet including Siddharth Nath Singh, Rita Bahuguna Joshi, Shrikant Sharma, Chetan Chouhan and others. In the past, Yogi Adityanath was elected to the Parliament from Gorakhpur for five consecutive terms in 1998, 1999, 2004, 2009 and 2014 elections. At the age of 26, he was also the youngest member of the 12th Lok Sabha.

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After the conclusion of the swearing-in ceremony, Adityanath while addressing his first press conference as the CM said, ‘We will leave no stone unturned to fulfil the expectations of people of Uttar Pradesh.’ While talking about the government’s impartial work he said, ‘Govt will work for all section of society without any partiality, for this administration will be made accountable and answerable.’

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