Newly-elected Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath is expected to chair his first cabinet meeting at 5 pm today in which he is expected to indicate his vision for the state. Key issues mentioned in the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) ‘Sankalp Patra’, which includes farmers loans, fixation of new power tariff, and ban on mechanised slaughter house, as promised by the party during its election campaign are likely to be discussed and the initial way forward thrashed out. Apart from discussing the new law and order measures, portfolios to new ministers of Uttar Pradesh, are likely to be allotted today.
Yogi Adityanath, who was a Member of Parliament (MP) from the Gorakhpur Constituency, Uttar Pradesh for consecutively 5 terms was sworn-in as the 21st Chief Minister of the country’s largest state Uttar Pradesh on 20, March, 2o17 after emerging as the frontrunner in a field that included Rajnath Singh, Manoj Sinha, Keshav Prasad Maurya and others. Yogi Adityanath says he will follow in the steps of Prime Minister Modi and his agenda of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’ (Cooperation with everyone, development for all). Yesterday, in his farewell speech delivered in the Lok Sabha, Yogi spoke at length about various issues including, development, caste, religion etc. Following the BJP’s manifesto and while praising the government at the Centre, Yogi Adityanath said that his government in UP too will work for all sections and will not discriminate on any basis at all. He added that he will ensure the creation of the ‘state of PM Narendra Modi’s dreams’ and work on a new structure of progress. He also promised that he will make sure that his constituency is mukt (free) from goonda-gardi and will ensure bhraschtachaar-mukt society.
Yesterday, Yogi met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP Chief Amit Shah in Delhi, to discuss the portfolio of the cabinet ministers, which is likely to be allotted in today’s Cabinet meeting. Yogi Adityanath heads a council of 47 Ministers, including two deputy Chief Ministers.