Won’t discriminate on religious grounds, Adityanath tells Parliament

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New Delhi: BJP member Yogi Adityanath (now Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister) speaks in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi on Tuesday. PTI Photo / TV GRAB

New Delhi: BJP member Yogi Adityanath (now Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister) speaks in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi on Tuesday. PTI Photo / TV GRAB

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath said that his government will work for development of all sections of society without discriminating on the basis of religion and caste.

Adityanath, a Lok Sabha MP from Gorakhpur, arrived in the House and vowed to carry out development on the motto ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’.

“My government will be for everyone, not specifically for any caste or community… We will work for development of all sections and castes and create a new structure of progress,” said the new UP CM.

The 44-year-old CM had arrived in Delhi on Tuesday morning to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and top BJP leaders. He was picked as the chief minister of UP after BJP and its allies won a massive mandate of 315 seats in the 403-seat state Assembly.

Talking about UP, Adityanath said, the state would be a model for development and the youth would not migrate.

“Of the 304 riots that took place in Uttar Pradesh, not a single riot took place in Gorakhpur,” said the CM, who is also the head of Gorakhpur mutt while assuring the MPs that there will be no riots under his regime in UP.

Adityanath also said that the UP election results were a “slap on the face of those who did not perform”.

The CM also took a dig at the Congress-Samajwadi Party alliance.

“I am younger by one year to Rahul and one year elder to Akhilesh. I came in between them,” Adityanath said while addressing the  Opposition benches, particularly Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge.

Kharge was quick to retort, “you have become the CM. You should maintain the dignity of this post of CM.”

Even though the debate on the Finance Bill was underway in the Lower House, Adityanath was received by the members, who thumped the desks on his arrival. Chants of ‘Jai Sri Ram’, were also heard and TDP member Rammohan Naidu, who was in the middle of his speech, stopped to extend greetings to the new UP Chief Minister.

Not just him, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and several other MPs also extended their greetings.

“You are welcome. You are the Chief Minister of UP and along with that you are a member of this House,” the Speaker said while inviting Adityanath to speak.

Before ending his speech, the CM praised PM Modi and the schemes launched by his government. At the same time, Adityanath pointed out how no work was done in the state in the past regime of Samajwadi Party.

(With inputs from PTI)

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