Even two weeks after forming government, Yogi Adityanath led Uttar Pradesh Cabinet yet to meet officially

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New Delhi | Published: April 1, 2017 4:11:05 PM

Even two weeks after forming the government, the UP cabinet is yet to meet officially under the newly elected safron party Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

CM Adityanath stayed strong on the promise to roll out the decision in the first meeting to avoid hurdles. (PTI)

Even two weeks after forming the government, the UP cabinet is yet to meet officially under the newly elected safron party Chief Minister. After much speculations, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had elected Yogi Adityanath as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh after their massive victory in the crucial assembly elections. However, sources close to the state government has stated that the delay in the cabinet meet is because of the poll promises made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Prime Minister during the election campaign in Uttar Pradesh had asserted that the decisions on the farmers’ loan waiver will be taken in the first cabinet meeting.

Sources have further claimed that while some officials had suggested that the decision on the issue could be taken later but CM Adityanath stayed strong on the promise to roll out the decision in the first meeting to avoid hurdles. And with the mission to execute the poll promise to waive loans of all “laghu evam simant kisan” (small and marginalised farmers), senior officials of the cabinet are engaged in working out options for a scheme.

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As reported by The Indian Express, Surya Pratap Shahi, state Agriculture Minister said, “Such decisions are not taken in haste. I can assure that the decision would be taken soon and a large number of farmers would be benefited.”

Earlier yesterday, asserting the newly formed BJP government in Uttar Pradesh is dedicated to weed out corruption in the state, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had stated that only officials with clean and honest image will be offered keys positions and will be given due encouragement. The newly elected CM has further said that the state government is committed to take strong steps against corruption, on the lines of the center.

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