Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath while addressing a rally in Balrampur on Monday asserted that the law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh has become better after his government came to power in the state. He said that there was lawlessness in the state and that the directives of legal bodies weren’t implemented. Yogi was quoted by ANI as saying, “Earlier there was lawlessness and directives of legal bodies weren’t implemented in the state, NGT and Supreme Court had stated that illegal butcher houses should be closed. As soon as we came to power, we shut down illegal slaughter houses.” CM Yogi was speaking at an election rally in three districts on the last day of campaigning for the third and final phase of civic polls in Uttar Pradesh.
Yogi Adityanath also accused the previous governments in the state of ignoring smaller units of Uttar Pradesh. As per the report by Jagaran.com, the CM said that the governments that were ruling the state earlier had unleashed a reign of corruption in the city body. Because of this, the condition of most places in the state is extremely pathetic, he added. He was quoted as saying that the priority of his government is the development of small units. He accused Bahujan Samaj Party and Samajwadi Party of looting the state. Giving the example of Balrampur, Yogi said that the condition of roads is very bad and that the effort of his government would be to improve the situation. He said that our effort will be made to illuminate Mahanagar as well as small towns with the ray of development. The CM also asserted that there will be four lakh jobs in different government departments in the coming three years.
Notably, UP is going through the process of yet another election. According to the State Election Commission, 24 districts have already voted in the first phase of the polls on November 22, while 25 districts went to the polls yesterday, in the second phase of elections. As many as 26 districts will go to the polls on November 29. The counting of votes polled for 16 nagar nigams, 198 nagar palika parishads and 438 nagar panchayats will be taken up on December 1. Over 3.36 crore voters will be eligible to exercise their franchise at 36,269 polling booths. These polls, which are being held eight months after the BJP came to power in the state with a landslide victory, will mark the first electoral test for the Yogi Adityanath government.