New Delhi, Mar 21: Newly-appointed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday delivered his unscheduled farewell speech in the Lok Sabha and made a veiled threat possibly against slaughterhouses in the state. Two days after taking over as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath arrived in Lok Sabha and delivered a fiery speech, emphasising that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s slogan ‘sabka sath, sabka vikas’ will be followed.
Without mentioning slaughterhouses in his speech, Yogi Adityanath said, “Agey agey dekhiye kya kya band hoga (Just wait and watch what else will be closed in future). While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) promised in its election manifesto that it will close down all ‘illegal’ abattoirs in Uttar Pradesh if it comes to power, party president Amit Shah vowed to shut all slaughterhouses in the state. (ALSO READ: If Yogi Adityanath bans slaughterhouses, Uttar Pradesh would lose Rs 11,350 crore a year; here’s how)
Taking a dig at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, Yogi Adityanath said, “I am a year younger than Rahul Gandhi and a year older than Akhilesh Yadav. I came between their jodi (alliance). This could be one of the reasons why the alliance failed.” (ALSO READ: UP mandate tight slap for those who questioned Modi’s policies, Yogi Adityanath in Lok Sabha)
Yogi Adityanath also hailed the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said he has emerged as an icon and set an example in the world. Adityanath, a long-time Bharatiya Janata Party member from Gorakhpur, told the Lok Sabha that he will curb anti-social elements in the country’s most populous state. “We will work to make the state free of corruption, rowdyism and hooliganism. We will present a development model which will prevent distress migration of youths for jobs,” he said.