Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s driver fined Rs 500 for chewing tobacco on government duty

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New Delhi | Published: April 1, 2017 4:58:35 PM

Even as the newly elected Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh banned the usage of tobacco products in the state government offices, interestingly his own personal driver had been caught chewing tobacco, while on duty and been booked with a fine of Rs 500.

Adityanath had urged officials to desist from chewing paan, paan masala, gutka and other tobacco products during office hours. (PTI)

Even as the newly elected Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh banned the usage of tobacco products in the state government offices, interestingly his own personal driver had been caught chewing tobacco, while on duty and been booked with a fine of Rs 500. Days back, to execute his pledge to administer cleanliness among state bureaucrats and to keep government offices clean, Adityanath had urged officials to desist from chewing paan, paan masala, gutka and other tobacco products during office hours.

To resist people from spitting betel juice and pan in the premises of government offices, authorities under the newly elected state government in Shahjahanpurhad put tiles with pictures of gods and goddesses on the corners and staircases of administrative offices.

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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.

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.

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