No riot after BJP came to power in U.P., says Adityanath

No riot after BJP came to power in U.P., says Adityanath

first_img“There has not been a single riot” in Uttar Pradesh since the BJP came to power, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Tuesday, as he counted the “achievements” of the first six months of his government.“It is a record for the State which used to have an ugly picture of it presented before the world,” Mr. Adityanath said.Releasing a 56-page booklet titled “Badh Chala Uttar Pradesh Ek Nai Disha ki Aur” or U.P. moves in a new direction, Mr. Adityanath claimed his government had taken strong steps to fulfil people’s expectations. The booklet starts with the government’s claims of having improved the law and order situation.It also refers to the controversial Anti-Romeo Squad as one of the achievements.Since the BJP came to power, the police had shot dead 17 accused criminals in alleged encounters, seized the property of 69 persons under the Gangsgter Act and Rs 35 crore worth of property from the land mafia.Referring to these figures, Mr. Adityanath, who was flanked by BJP cabinet ministers as well as UP DGP Sulkhan Singh, said: “Common people feel safe today and the police, whose morale was low under previous governments, is coming to the front. To a large extent, we have achieved in getting rid of the atmosphere of fear…”The government claimed that it had booked 54 persons under NSA, 1,145 under the Gangsters Act and 9,963 under the Goonda Act since March 20.It also refers to the controversial Anti-Romeo Squad as one of the achievements, saying action was taken against 2011 miscreants under it.The booklet also highlights the BJP’s programmes and schemes for farmers, in particular the loan waiver scheme for 86 lakh farmers. The government said it completed 2,367 ponds in the drought-prone Bundelkhand.A roadmap for doubling the income of farmers by 2022 had also been prepared.In the field of infrastructure, the government said it made 80,000 km of roads pothole free, while making the process of tender transparent.The BJP government also took credit for the Lucknow Metro which was inaugurated on September 5, saying it completed the remaining construction for the project, even though the trial run was done under the Akhilesh Yadav government last December.Mr. Adityanath’s list of achievements was released a day after he unveiled a “White Paper” of his six months in power. However, to the surprise of everyone, it focused on the limitations and criticisms of the previous SP and BSP governments, from 2003 to 2017, and had little about his own government.Mr. Adityanath said his government had inherited corruption, crime, goondagardi and lawlessness from the previous governments.Criticizing the BJP, SP spokesperson Rajendra Chaudhary said that by focusing on the limitations of the previous governments, the Yogi government was merely trying to “withwash” its failures and cover up its inaction.last_img

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