New Delhi, March 21: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath addressed Parliament on Tuesday. While lauding Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s policies, he said the Uttar Pradesh mandate was a tight slap for those who questioned his policies. Delivering his last speech in Lok Sabha, he also took a jibe at former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav and Rahul Gandhi, saying he came between them and hence, they failed.

“I am one year younger than Rahul Gandhi, and a year older than Akhilesh Yadav. I came in between. I am the main reason behind your failure,” he said.

Taking a jibe at the Leader of Opposition Mallikaarjun Kharge, he issued a veiled threat: ” Dekhte jaiye, bohot kuch band hone wala hai (a lot of things will be closed),” he added.

It must be noted that the Bharatiya Janata Party had promised in its manifesto that slaughterhouses will be closed down after it came to power. After assuming power, Yogi Adityanath ordered the closure of slaughterhouses.

Yogi Adityanath criticised the previous Uttar Pradesh government for underutilisation of funds released by the Centre to the state.

“In the last 2.5 years, Rs 2.5 lakh crore were given by the Centre to the state, only Rs 78,000 crore was utilised as they didn’t have any developmental plan,” he said.

Yogi Adityanath was all praises for the policies of the Central government. He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given a credible government and has emerged as an icon. Lauding the Jan Dhan Yojana, Yogi Adityanath said bank accounts were given to the poor without discrimination on the basis of caste, creed, or religion. (Also read: FIR against West Bengal poet for writing derogatory poem against Yogi Adityanath)

Adityanath also praised the efforts of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, saying with his efforts, he breath new life into the economy.

He also said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi government has lived up to its motto ‘Sabka saath, sabka vikaas’.

Talking about his achievements as Gorakhpur MP, he said he got the AIIMS made in his city. He further said that over 400 riots took place in UP, but not even one occurred in eastern Uttar Pradesh. He vowed that he would overhaul the law and order situation of the state like he did in Gorakhpur. He said he would ensure safety to women in the state. (Also read: No VIP culture, no slaughter houses; 10 decisions taken by chief minister Yogi Adityanath within 48 hours)