Lucknow, March 21: After assuming the office, the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday suspended the services of advisers, vice-chairmen and chairmen appointed in the previous government led by the Samajwadi Party. The posts were allegedly offered to the relatives and political favourites. He also directed the senior bureaucrats in the government to take a pledge to implement the Swach Bharat Abhiyan effectively across the state. The order was accompanied by another directive to all officials in the government to declare their assets in 15 days.

In an informal meet with senior bureaucrats, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Aditya briefed them about the priorities of the newly formed government after the Bharatiya Janta Party swept the recently concluded Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. He warned the officials if they fail to take action in communal flare-ups in the state. Cow Slaughter and crime against women also topped the agenda of the meet.

Following the diktat of the newly appointed Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, UP principal secretary (home) Debashish Panda and DGP Javeed Ahmed has directed senior administrative officers and police officers to keep an eye on social media platforms to prevent rumours which bear the potential to disrupt the communal harmony in the state. Various security agencies acknowledged that rumour mongering in social media with doctored videos and tampered photographs fuelled the tragic communal riots in Muzaffarnagar in 2013.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also seemed concerned at the poor performance of the state in indices related to Urban Planning. The cities of the Uttar Pradesh has been struggling to make them listed in smart cities announced by the Central government. Poor sanitation has been widely attributed to their failure.

Focussing on the promises made by Bharatiya Janta Party in its manifesto, he told police officers to take stern actions against persons indulging in women-related crimes. Tension could visibly be noticed on the faces of the officials before the commencement of the meeting.