New Delhi, March 19: Ever since he was sworn in as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath has always remained in the limelight, for reasons good and bad. Also Read - UP Govt Caps COVID Treatment Cost in Private Hospitals; Check Rates Here
While the Adityanath-led BJP government always claimed to have fulfilled most of its promises, parties in the Opposition have attacked the ruling party over a slew of incidents, including BRD Hospital tragedy and Saharanpur clash. Also Read - Uttar Pradesh Lockdown: These Three Districts Will be Under Special Watch, Says Yogi Adityanath
First, take a look at the list incidents which brought Yogi a bad name: Also Read - 'For Sake of Our Youths,' Kejriwal Requests PM Modi's Intervention in Cancelling Final-year Exams
BRD Hospital Tragedy: The first blot on the Yogi Adityanath government was the death of children in BRD hospital in Gorakhpur due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES). As many as 30 children had died in the hospital in two days, reportedly due to disruption of liquid oxygen supply. The deaths put a question mark on the efforts made by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
Saharanpur Clashes: Saharanpur has witnessed widespread caste-based clashes in Sepetember 2017. Taking note of the violence in Saharanpur, the Uttar Pradesh government had suspended the superintendent of police (SSP) and district magistrate (DM) posted there while transferring the divisional commissioner and the deputy inspector general (DIG).
Moral policing in the name of Anti-romeo squad: CM Yogi set up anti-Romeo squads to deal with crime against women but these squads were hijacked by fringe groups which misused this for moral policing on young couples and, in some cases, for allegedly targeting minorities.
Bypolls defeat: Last, but not the least, Bharatiya Janata Party’s defeat in Lok Sabha bypolls on two prestigious seats Gorakhpur and Phulpur has short-circuited the Yogi Adityanath government’s gala celebrations of completing a year in office. The party is still in a state of shock losing Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha seats vacated by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya at the hands of the BSP-supported Samajwadi Party. In Gorakhpur, SP’s Praveen Kumar Nishad defeated BJP’s Upendra Dutt Shukla by over 21,000 votes. In Phulpur, SP’s Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel won over BJP’s Kaushalendra Singh Patel by 59,613 votes.
Now take a look 5 Big Decisions taken by CM Yogi:
Rs 50 cr relief for hailstorm-hit farmers: Yogi Adityanath allocated Rs 50 crore for providing relief to the farmers of 15 districts who suffered losses due to hailstorm, while directing the officers to assess the amount of losses in the other districts. At a review meeting with state Agriculture Minister Surya Pratap Sahi and the officers of the department, the chief minister sanctioned Rs 50 crore for 15 districts, including Jhansi, Jalaun, Banda, Chitrakoot, Mahoba, Aligarh, Allahabad, Hamirpur, Kannauj, Lucknow and Hardoi.
24-hour power supply: In his second cabinet meet, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath ordered 24-hour power supply to district headquarters and 18-hour power supply in villages and 20-hour supply at tehsil level and in Bundelkhand region. The chief minister also directed the officials to ensure uninterrupted supply to the villages from 6 pm to 6 am so as to help students prepare for exams.
Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas: Yogi Adityanath vowed to pursue the agenda of ‘sabka sath, sabka vikas’. “We would ensure development for all, without any sort of discrimination on lines of caste, creed or religion, ” Yogi Adityanath told mediapersons in his first PC.
Clampdown on the VIP culture: Yogi Adityanath asked the ministers in Uttar Pradesh to remove the red beacons from their cars, declaring that no politician should enjoy VIP status. He also urged all ministers to reveal their net worth to the CM secretariat within the fortnight.
No GST on tickets of films shot 50% in UP: The Uttar Pradesh government will not charge the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on tickets of films which have largely been shot in the state. The decision was taken in a Cabinet meeting presided over by CM Yogi.