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Yogi Adityanath instructs new ministers to make Uttar Pradesh the most populous state in the country

Yogi Adityanath is expected to announce the rollout of his party’s pre-poll commitments at a meeting of the new council of ministers on Friday.

Following the swearing-in ceremony, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath swung into action and convened the first meeting of his new cabinet at Lok Bhavan on Friday.

The chief minister briefed the minister on his government’s priorities after a quick introductory session. There are 31 new faces in Yogi government 2.0.

Yogi Adityanath urged ministers to work to make Uttar Pradesh the most populous state in the country and to fulfil the promises made to voters in the Lok Kalyan Sankalp Patra (manifesto) for the 2022 assembly election.

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Adityanath is expected to announce the rollout of his party’s pre-poll commitments at the Friday meeting, which will be followed by another on Saturday. According to reports, the Yogi Adityanath government’s agenda may include waiving electricity bills for irrigation purposes.

“Within 24 hours, ministerial portfolios are likely to be assigned.” “You will see the new government in action when the CM outlines the government’s focus in the meeting on Saturday morning,” a new minister said.

Yogi Adityanath
Yogi Adityanath

Yogi Adityanath later expressed his gratitude to the ministers in a tweet.

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“I am confident that by meeting the people’s expectations, you will be able to assist in achieving Antyodaya’s resolution.” He said, “I wish you all the best in the future.”

According to a cabinet minister who did not want to be identified, the ministers were also told to prepare a road map for the projects and schemes that their departments would launch.

According to another minister, newly inducted ministers have been told that they must submit a monthly report card on their department’s performance and meet targets.

They were also told that they would have to coordinate their efforts with the party’s leadership.

Corruption and crime will be met with zero tolerance under the BJP government.

Other pre-election promises made by the BJP include scootys for deserving female students, subsidised food canteens, and a key ‘commitment’ to provide a job or self-employment opportunity to one member of each family over the next five years.

The BJP promised during its pre-election campaign that if elected, it would pay cane farmers their dues within 14 days of taking office. Payment would be made with interest if there was a delay, it had stated. On February 10, 48 hours before the seven-phase UP polls began, this promise was made.

Suresh Rana, the sugarcane minister in Yogi Adityanath’s first government, is one of the ten ministers who failed to win re-election.
“It’ll be interesting to see if the BJP follows through on its promise now.” On Holi, they promised farmers free cooking gas cylinders and free electricity. The free cooking gas cylinders did not arrive after their victory, however. We will put pressure on them both inside and outside the assembly to fulfil their promises now that they have taken the oath of office,” said professor Sudhir Panwar, a member of the opposition Samajwadi Party from western Uttar Pradesh.

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Yogi Adityanath
Yogi Adityanath

The new ministers were welcomed by Deputy Chief Ministers Keshav Prasad Maurya and Brajesh Pathak, as well as other senior officials.

According to the minister, the chief minister also sought feedback from the ministers on their experience, education, and social contributions.

“It’s crystal clear what we’re going to do. Keshav Prasad Maurya stated, “We are delivering on our party’s pre-election commitments.”

Yogi 2.0’s government has begun holding meetings in order to ensure that its pre-poll promises are kept. Following the BJP’s victory on March 10, Chief Secretary Durga Shankar Mishra met with officials to discuss how to address vexing issues such as stray cattle.

On Saturday, lawmakers from the Samjwadi Party and its ally, the Rashtriya Lok Dal, will meet.

The Opposition will now look to pick holes in the government’s functioning, as evidenced by their boycott of Yogi Adityanath 2.0’s swearing-in ceremony. The Samajwadi Party now has 111 legislators, up from 47 in 2017.

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