On the second day of his first Gorakhpur visit, after taking over as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath asked all office bearers and public representatives not to undertake any contractual work and instead urged them to monitor the work of their party and to concentrate on its effective execution. While addressing the BJP office bearers he said that the thumping victory in UttarPradesh has only increased the responsibilities on their shoulders and it’s the time for the party workers to stop undertaking all the contractual jobs and work diligently for the benefit of their party. “No office bearer of the party or any public representative should undertake any contractual work (thekedaari). They should rather monitor them. And, if they find any discrepancy, they can inform me, so that action could be taken immediately against the guilty,” Yogi Adityanath said.
Talking about the responsibilities and expectations of the people from the newly elected government, he said,” After the victory, a number of important works have to be accomplished. The people of the state have reposed their faith in us, and the onus is on us to meet their expectations while ensuring accountability of our actions.” Adityanath also stressed on the responsibility and accountability of his ministerial colleagues.
Yogi Adityanath laid stress on the seriousness of the CM and Cabinet Ministerial posts by saying,”I am the CM. (Surya Pratap) Shahi Ji is Cabinet minister. But the post of CM or Cabinet Minister is not meant for flaunting. In fact, it is an indicator of one’s responsibility and accountability towards the public, which elected you with an overwhelming majority.”
Asking his party members to ensure that the party delivers on its promises, he urged them to gear up for the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections. “In the next two years, you have to work tirelessly, irrespective of the fact that there is the sunshine, rain or biting cold. Efforts should be made to ensure that the welfare schemes of the Centre percolate to the last strata of the society, and needy people are able to avail its benefits,” he said, amidst a thunderous applause from the audience.
Emphasizing on the need of efficient and diligent workers in his party, Uttar Pradesh CM also said that he is looking for people who can work for 18-20 hours a day and the others who cannot, are free to leave. “Time has come that we should work 18-20 hours a day. There no time for any entertainment (mauj masti),” he said.
Underlining the urge to change the negative image of Uttar Pradesh, he said that Uttar Pradesh, for long, has been known for its pot-holed roads and a place where women feel insecure he said,” For the past few years, Uttar Pradesh has been defined as a state from whose boundaries begins darkness, from where the pot-holed roads begin and the place from where the women start to feel insecure. I was to break this mindset,” he said, and added that he wants to make UP a place, where women feel safe and secure.”
Taking a dig at previous governments, he said,” I would like to assure that in the next two months, people would come to know how a state government should work. I have got an opportunity to clean the mess (kachdaa saaf karne kaa maukaa milaa hai), and I will do it.”
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Besides, he advised his party ministers to be available for the people and ensure that nobody goes to bed empty stomach and also that money won’t become any constraint in a girl’s marriage. Talking about the acid attack survivor from Rae Bareli, “The officials are working on ‘puraanaa dharraa’ (old style). I went to KGMU to inquire about the well-being of the woman and gave them an ultimatum that everything must be done in the next couple of hours.”
Reffering to the Agra Loot, and the need to revamp the law and order, he said, “There is no place for those who give patronage to the goonda elements, mafia, criminal and other rogue elements. They have the option of leaving UP or else they would land inplaces designated for them (jails).”