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  1. Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath gets new Twitter account

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath gets new Twitter account

The new Twitter handle will be Adityanath's personal account, while he will also tweet from the official account of Chief Minister Of Uttar Pradesh.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: March 22, 2017 10:54 PM
The new Twitter handle will be Adityanath’s personal account, while he will also tweet from the official account of Chief Minister Of Uttar Pradesh. (PTI Photo)

Uttar Pradesh new CM Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday created a new Twitter account. The new Twitter handle will be Adityanath’s personal account, while he will also tweet from the official account of Chief Minister Of Uttar Pradesh. The creation of new Twitter account confused Adityanath’s followers as the CM already had a verified account registered at ID: @yogi_adityanath. Now, the previous account has been suspended. BJP’s official Twitter handle clarified the confusion and informed about a change in CM’s Twitter account. Adityanth’s suspended Twitter handle had around 2.39 lakh followers, but followed only 33 people. The account was verified soon after Adityanath took oath on Sunday, March 19. Informing about the development, The BJP tweeted: “Please take note of the change in Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mahant Yogi Adityanath’s Twitter account: @myogiadityanath. [sic]” The deleted account, surprisingly, was being tagged not only news outlets but also by politicians and official BJP twitter handle.

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The development comes hours after Adityanath held his first cabinet meet after being appointed Uttar Pradesh’s Chief Minister. Adityanath focussed prominently on the issue of Law and Order situation in his first Cabinet meeting held in Lucknow on Wednesday. “In the cabinet meeting, CM said that we have to restore rule of law in the state and address problems of the public,” UP minister Sidharth Nath Singh said. Adityanath, who was appoited CM on Sunday, asked anti-romeo squads make women feel safe in the state, but not to trouble the innocents sitting with friends.

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“Orders have been issued that nobody will trouble those sitting with their friends and family (Aadesh diye gaye hain ki kisi masoom ya koi apne friends ke saath baitha ho use tang nhi kiya jaye),” Singh told media. “Anti Romeo squad’s aim is to make women feel safe and to prevent any wrong incidents against women from happening,” he added. Speaking on the issue slaughterhouses, Singh told media that only illegal abattoirs are being shut, while legal ones are allowed to function. “Licensed slaughterhouses are allowed to function, there should be no confusion in this,” said Singh.

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