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Many Things Will be Shut in UP: Yogi Adityanath in Last Speech to Lok Sabha

Days after he was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath spoke in the Lok Sabha, on Monday, appreciating the efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi whom he described as the "mascot of development" for the world.

Tushar Dhara | News18.com

Updated:March 21, 2017, 7:28 PM IST
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New Delhi: Yogi Adityanath’s last speech on Tuesday as a Lok Sabha MP mixed abundant praise for Narendra Modi, a sly dig at ‘UP Boys’ Akhilesh Yadav and Rahul Gandhi and a promise that “Lots of things in UP will be shut”.

The five-time Member of Parliament from Gorakhpur resigned today from Parliament in order to take up his next assignment at the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. In a speech, he said that law and order will be upheld and that no discrimination against any caste or class will be practiced.

The Chief Minister, who is also the head priest of the Gorakhnath mutt, started his speech by praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘economic vision’. He talked about how the economy had rebounded since 2014, with GDP growth propelling India to one of the fastest growing economies in the world.

Adityanath also said that the Prime Minister had done a lot for UP, especially for his constituency Gorakhpur. The Yogi said that Modi had reopened two fertilizer factories in place of the one that had shut down 26 years ago. According to Yogi Adityanath, the opening of an AIIMS hospital in Gorakhpur would serve to alleviate the Japanese encephalitis crisis in Eastern UP.

As for the rest of the state the new Chief Minister said that the Union government’s Ujjwala scheme of LPG gas connections for poor families had resulted in gains for rural women, who no longer had to worry about fetching firewood for cooking.

Adityanath also took a dig at Akhilesh Yadav and Rahul Gandhi: “I am a year younger than Rahul Gandhi and one year older than Akhilesh. But I’ve come in between the pair[who wanted to rule UP],” he said. He also promised that “lots of things will be shut in Uttar Pradesh,” though it is unclear what he meant.

On Monday the Uttar Pradesh government shut two slaughterhouses in Allahabad. The Rambagh and Atala slaughterhouses were sealed by the police.



Yogi Adityanath promised a corruption free, riot free and anarchy free government that will bring the “development model to all”. The Chief Minister also alleged that the Union government had allocated Rs 2.5 lakh crore to Uttar Pradesh in the last two and the half years, but less than a third of that amount was spent by the previous government. He said his government would look into what happened to the remaining money.

Adityanath claimed that he had ensured that no riot took place in Gorakhpur in the past two decades and that he would now ensure that Uttar Pradesh was riot free and law and order upheld.
| Edited by: Ashutosh Tripathi
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