If AAP Wins I'll Monitor MCD Not Modi Ji: Arvind Kejriwal

The supremo of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said in an interview with the Hindustan Times that if they’ll win the Municipal Corporation elections, then they’ll fulfill all the promises made by the party. He also said that If BJP successfully retains the power, and then Prime Minister Modi Ji will not be engaged in improving the state. “The BJP is seeking votes only, and only, in the name of Modiji. I would like to tell people that Modiji is not going to run MCD… MCD will only be run by Kejriwal,” said Kejriwal in an interview with the Hindustan Times on Thursday.

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Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party is debuting in the Delhi Municipal Corporation, and this election would be very important for the party as this will get to know where their party stands after 2 years of their government in the state. The National convener of AAP Arvind Kejriwal was arguing for the last two years that his party’s powers are just limited like an advisory as all his files go to the Lieutenant-Governor’s office for the clearance. He also said that “Under MCD rules…the House is Supreme.

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Talking about his work, Kejriwal said that his government has ended up several mafias allegedly present in the state government like medicines, power, education, contractors and power, and they will end the hoarding, parking and contractors’ mafia in the MCD. The AAP National convener also said that the straight fight is between the BJP and AAP in this MCD election.  He also shared solutions to the state issues like corruption, city’s civic mess, and some other serious issues. Kejriwal also said that no matter what the results would be, the Aam Aadmi Party will continue its fight against the EVMs.

While criticizing the opposite parties, Kejriwal said that as Congress in finished and BJP has always been unable to determine the issue of Delhi’s garbage problem, the Aam Aadmi Party is the best alternative for the people. “Any vote for BJP is a vote for filth and Chikungunya,” Kejriwal added. While praising the performance of his party’s two-year government in the state, he said that we have done what have said like free water, power rates halved potable water in taps, mohalla clinics, and revolutionary work in education, improved the conditions in hospitals, private schools not allowed to hike fees and much more.

In an interview with the Hindustan Times, Kejriwal said that we need to come together to clean Delhi. It’s the national capital and there’s so much filth. He said that the people of Delhi have the hope of cleaning only from the AAP. The Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal also criticized the Modi government for the Swacch Bharat slogan and said it was a very nice campaign, but the Delhi BJP miserably failed to even make the city clean. Kejriwal believes that only his party could make the city clean.

As the poll date is coming closer, all the parties are giving their best to win the municipal corporation elections in the national capital. In a recent interview with the Hindustan Times, Kejriwal also talked about his rapport with the new lieutenant-governor Anil Baijal. Kejriwal said that the L-G office had improved after the appointment of Baijal, but the relationship had soured in last 20 days. “Until the end of March; we had very pleasant interactions with the new L-G. He cleared several projects. Now all files go to the L-G — he is supreme, the elected government has almost become advisory,” Kejriwal added.

CM Yogi Adityanath Completed One Month, Improvement In UP

The firebrand leader of Bharatiya Janata Party CM Yogi Adityanath completes his one month as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. There’s no doubt that CM Yogi has been in the news on every single day in the past one month. Some of his decisions have been appreciated and some took him to the back foot. Manoj Sinha was the first choice for the Chief Ministerial Candidate from BJP, but the saffron party took the risk of experimenting with firebrand leader Yogi Adityanath.

CM Yogi has been in the news many of the times for his controversial remarks on the minorities. The support of MLAs for Yogi also brought his charismatic appeal, and PM Modi accepted the choice of them. After elected as the CM of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi said that he believes in “Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas”, which is a pre-election promise of Bharatiya Janata Party. After assuming office, Yogi has started taking tough decisions on issues like corruption, cleanliness and other illegal activities. There is no doubt in that Yogi has been working really hard for the state. It is difficult to evaluate that the decisions of Yogi Adityanath are good for the Uttar Pradesh or not as it’s too early to judge. Adding to this, CM Yogi Adityanath asked his ministers to reveal all the information about their assets and income within 15 days just after being sworn in as Chief Minister. The head priest of the Gorakhnath temple also advised his ministers to not accept any costly gifts from anyone, avoid “VIP Culture and don’t use red beacons on their vehicles. In his very first cabinet meeting, Yogi announced a 35,000 crore loan waiver for farmers, which was a poll promise of the saffron party.

Here are some of the big decisions taken by Yogi Adityanath government for the public in his first 50 days. Here’s the list of some of the important decisions taken by the Yogi Government within a month of his government formation:-

Farm Loan waiver

The Yogi government knows very well that how important it was for them to fulfill their pre-poll promises like a loan for farmers and that’s why CM Yogi always keep farmers in his prior decisions. They announced Farm loan waiver of up to Rs 1 lakh each for over 2 crore farmers. Adding to this, they also instructed to sugar mill owners to clear dues of sugarcane farmers, wheat and potato procurement at MSP.

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Source: Twitter

Ban on illegal slaughterhouses and cow smuggling

On 22nd March, CM Yogi ordered police officials to prepare an action plan to shut all the illegal slaughterhouses across the state. The Yogi government also cleared that there would be a zero tolerance on the smuggling of cows. This strict decision of action against illegal slaughterhouses also produced a huge shortage of meat in the state, which also leads to protest at many places. Due to lack of buffalo meat in the state, the World famous Tunde Kebab shop in Lucknow has to close down shutters, which happened for the first time in 100 years for them.

Formation of Anti-Romeo squad

The formation of Anti-Romeo squad by the Yogi government received the mix response as some were happy because the main agenda of forming it was to stop eve-teasing and promote protection for the women, but it came to light that some of the cops from Anti-Romeo squad unnecessarily started catching couples too. A video went viral where a cop from Anti-Romeo squad asking a girl in Manipuri to hold her hands and do sit-ups and after this, the senior officers set out a clear list of Do’s and Don’ts.

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CM Yogi Meeting with all HOD’s Source: Twitter

Yogi Adityanath’s Janta Darbar

Yogi Adityanath’s Janta Darbar is way different from past CM’s Darbars as his gates are always opened for common people of the Uttar Pradesh. He holds Janta Darbar twice a week at his Lucknow residence. The CM Yogi himself listens to all the problems of the general public and gives the necessary instructions to the officials for immediate remediation of their issues.

Taking the views of Muslim women on triple talaq

The Yogi Government is taking views of the Muslim women on the triple talaq and they will present their side in the Supreme Court hearing the issue. This issue was also a part of the BJP’s election manifesto. The victims of triple talaq have been visiting Yogi Adityanath’s Janta Darbar for justice. The Yogi government will present their side in Supreme Court on triple talaq after taking the views of Muslim women.

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UP CM Yogi Tweets a week after becoming UP CM

Cleanliness in government offices

The Yogi Government is quite serious about PM Modi’s Swachch Bharat mission, and that’s why he banned officials from chewing Pan, Gutka or any other tobacco products while they are on duty. They also have to clean their offices once in a week.

Biometric attendance facility to be installed at government offices

The Yogi Government has instructed all the officials to be present at offices on time. They will also take strict action against those who do not attend offices. In Government offices, Biometric attendance facility is going to be installed very soon.

Modernization of Madrassas and marriage of poor Muslim girls

The Yogi Government announced that they are planning to modernize madrassas with facilities of teaching subjects like Science, Maths and other languages. They are also going to fund the marriage of 100 Muslim girls every year in a common ceremony.

Pothole-free Roads by June 15

There’s no doubt in that CM Yogi is working very fast so that no other CM could even close to his pace. The Yogi Government gas provided Rs 4,000 crore to make all the roads of the state free from potholes by June 15, which is not going to be an easy task for the Government.

Meal in just Rs 3 and 5 across the state

The government is going to provide cheap meals to the urban poor in just Rs 3 for breakfast and Rs 5 for a meal. Annapurna Bhojanalaya would be formed across the state.

24*7 Electricity

The Yogi Government has prepared a plan to provide electricity 24*7 in all the district centers and for 18 hours in villages by 2018. They will be collaborating with the Centre Government to make this fulfill.

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Yogi met with Gen VK Singh

Controversial Statements by CM Yogi Adityanath:

Yogi Adityanath’s relation to Controversial statements is quite popular. In his 30-day tenure as the CM of the Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath twice said controversial statements.

On March 29, CM Yogi said that ‘Asanas’ of the Surya Namaskar resembles with the postures of Namaz. During a Yog Mahotsav in Lucknow, Yogi said, “The namaz offered by Muslims resembles different postures and asanas of Surya Namaskar including pranayama. What a beautiful example of harmony (between two religions). But some ‘bhogis’ who do not believe in yoga, indulged in dividing the society into lines of caste, creed, religion and region among others.” Through these remarks, Yogi tried to bridge a gap between Hindu and Muslim, but his remarks didn’t go well with all. “All asanas (postures) in Surya Namaskar, pranayama activities are similar to the way Namaz is offered by our Muslim brothers. But nobody ever tried to bring them together because few people were interested only in ‘bhoga’, not yoga,” CM Yogi added.

On 17th April, speaking about the issue of triple talaq, Yogi compared the troubles of Muslim women with Draupadi. The Muslim women are forced to suffer because of the outdated social practice of “triple talaq”. Yogi Adityanath also said that people who were silent on the issue of triple talaq were as blameworthy as those who were silent when Draupadi was disrobed.

Yogi Declares No Holiday On Any Jayanti, 220 Days Classes Mandatory

Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh declared yesterday i.e. Friday that he will eradicate school and college holidays on Jayanti’s i.e. birth anniversaries of great leaders and political idols.  Adityanath announced this on the occurrence of 126th Jayanti of Baba Saheb Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar. This day was declared a public holiday by ex- Chief Minister Mayawati.

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Yogi Adityanath ironically commented that’ the manner holidays in schools and colleges were declared by the prior system, that day is not so far off when educational instructions will have no days left for teaching’. There are about twenty holidays in Uttar Pradesh and a majority of them were announced by ex- Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.

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As per the reports, the schools stay closed for 120 days in the name of Jayanti’s and national holidays. Spraining on the commitment of the government to amount of all possible assists to poor and marginalized people, Adityanath alleged that’ we will labor for all sections of society without discrimination’. Lately UP CM Adityanath also directed executives to make certain that Yoga education programs initiate at all state government schools. He supplementary issued an order to begin compulsory self-defense programs for girl students in these schools. In a gathering of officials from the departments of basic education, secondary education, commercial education, higher education and technical education the UP CM directed that the Rani Laxmibai self-defense programs and yoga training programs be made obligatory.

To quote a few Akhilesh had announced a holiday on Chowdhary Charan Singh Jayanti, Guru Govind Singh Jayanti, Karpoori Thakur Jayanti, Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti, maharishi Valmiki Jayanti, Maharishi Parsuram Jayanti and much more. Akhilesh, as well as Mayawati, together make judgment of Mr. Yogi a political matter as a majority of these holidays were announced on the Jayanti’s of their political icons.

Yogi Adityanath alleged that as an option of asserting holidays on such occurrence schools should be open and teachers should grasp two-hour special classes on the life and works of these leaders. The chief minister also declared unique scholarships at all levels to Dalit students and also proclaimed that his government has already issued directives to the Education Department to share out books, dresses and stationary to students in the primary week of July itself. ‘Previously they get them in December’, he pointed.

He mentioned the hard work of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to expand all 5 places connected with Dr.Ambedakar. He declared that his government will construct thirty districts defecation free by 31st December 2017 and build toilets in three years. He revealed that Modi has vowed in the direction to offer houses to each and every citizen by 2022 and added that ‘My government is also functioning in this direction. We will offer land to poor and Dalits for farming and opening gaushalas’.

In a conference with officers, Adityanath took numerous other decisions regarding up gradations of the education system in the state and wellbeing of schools of both private and public schools and colleges. The UP CM desires to finish the activities of cheating mafias throughout examinations and ordered officials to blacklist all the centers where throng copying takes place and register FIR. The next key decision was to create rules and regulations to discontinue private schools and colleges from charging excessive fees from the parents. He also issued a directive to complete the syllabus in schools within 200 days of commencement of the session all along with the appropriate presence of teachers and students in schools by supervising the attendance by means of biometric devices.

Captivating a quarry at casteist politics Yogi Aditya Nath alleged that Dr. Ambedkar was always aligned with it. He alleged that ‘hard work made by Dr. Ambedakar for the benefit of Dalits and other lower castes are unparalleled’ .the chief minister commenced the Ujala scheme, Samajik Samrasta Bhoj, Kanyadaan scheme and the BHIM application. Afterward, he signed the Power for All agreement with the Centre.

CM Yogi Said There Is Nothing Wrong With Hindu Rashtra

Yesterday, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Aditya Nath approved the Hindu Rastra theory proverbing that there is nothing erroneous with such a move if that serves the significance of the people and country. Right wings groups led by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh i.e. RSS have been plunging to make India a Hindu nation, an enormously debatable subject in a constitutionally secular country of 1.2 billion populace of dissimilar faiths.

Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh supposed in an discussion to Doordarshan that ‘ Hindu Rastra ki awardharna kahin galat nahi hae , deshk ki full bench ki Supreme Court ne iss par apna adesh jaari kia hae ki yeh, Hindutva koi mat ya koi majhab ya upasana vidhi nhi hae., balki it’s a way of life. It means that there is nothing incorrect in the Hindu Rastra perception and the Supreme Court has defined Hinduism as a way of life’. He also added that no one should have a difficulty in accepting a Hindu nation if such a shift helped people live an enhanced life and brought pleasure to them.

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The BJP shielded Yogi’s remarks saying that the chief minister had not alleged anything erroneous. Vijay Bahadur Pathak, state BJP general secretary alleged that ‘for far too long we have been pretending seculars who scowled upon anything that is Hindu. What is wrong in the CM’s statement? He alleged that he would pursue the path of peace and progress. Hinduism has for eternity stood for peace’.

Yogi Adityanath, a five-term parliamentarian and chief priest of Gorakhnath mutt in Gorakhpur was appointed chief minister prior month subsequent to the BJP won an unprecedented 325 seats with its associates in the February-March assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh. He also added, responding to a question on negative reports in international media concerning his image of being a champion of Hindutva.

He also alleged that ‘My guide is the Modi government at the Centre and it’ my motivation. I will pursue that’. His Hindu Rastra line underlines the views of the RSS, the BJPs ideological mentor. The Sangh, on the other hand, clarifies that its Hindu nation theory has more to do with the country’s name Hindustan, a far-reaching social movement rather than a restricted religious concept. Bhaiyyaji Joshi, RSS leader had remarked subsequently to a meeting of the organization’s uppermost decision-making panel in Lucknow in 2014 that those living in ‘Hindustan are Hindus’. His comments are an expression of an admired RSS belief that it wants to be reinforced.

RSS leader Rakesh Sinha alleged that ‘there can be a novel mode of worship and that mode of worship cannot separate, reject, ridicule, the pre-religious status of a civilization, history, rational legacy of a nation. The Hindu rastra is a secular, democratic and a comprehensive concept’.

KS Sudarshan, previous RSS chief had mentioned a 1977 article from Saptahik Hindustan to make his end. He drew on a story that the Shahi Imam of Delhi’s Jama Masjid was inquired in Mecca if he was a Hindu as ‘all Hindustanis were called Hindu’ in Saudi Arabia. India is a Hindu mass country but comprises 150 million Muslims and large communities of Sikhs, Jains, Christians and Buddhists. The BJPs massive win election victory in Uttar Pradesh which is the country’s most packed state that has a sizable Muslim population renewed the debate over the right wing’s shove for a Hindu nation.

Over the years Yogi  Adityanath has recognized himself as an agitator Hindutva leader and his most current anti-Muslim statement was a support of the United States President Donald Trump’s immigration ban on citizens from seven Muslim mass nations.  Yogi Adityanath’s comments come even as he had cased a wrongdoing notice adjacent to National Conference spokesperson Junaid Azim Mattu for supposed diffusion of hatred adjacent to the Bharatiya Janata Party. The lawful notice further supposed that Mattu’s comments were subversive in nature and sought regret from the party within two weeks.

Unfolding  Yogi Adityanath as anti-Muslim, the NC leader had assumed that Adityanath is recognized for using intimidation and harassment as political artillery. ‘He has explicitly threatened Muslims of severe consequences and insulted them,’ alleged Mattu.

UP CM Yogi Compare Surya Namaskar To Namaz

Yesterday, Uttar Pradesh chief Minister Yogi Adityanath alleged that Surya namaskar was alike to namaz i.e. prayers offered by Muslims and those contrasting the yogic exercise wanted to segregate the society on religious lines. Yogi Adityanath, roped out at a segment of Muslims for phrasing the practice of Surya namaskar as un-Islamic, alleged that the sun salutation was a stunning example of religious concord.

He alleged that ‘the namaz presented by Muslims resembles different postures and asanas of Surya namaskar comprising pranayama’. He also added that ‘what a fine-looking example of harmony i.e. flanked by two religions. But some ‘bhogis’ who do not trust in yoga cosseted in dividing the society into lines of caste, creed, region and religion in the midst of others’.

He alleged that ‘all asanas i.e. postures in Surya namaskar, prayanam activities are alike to the means namaz is offered by our Muslim brothers. But not a soul ever tried to fetch them together as few people were engrossed only in ‘bhoga’ not yoga’. Captivating a jibe at the prior governments at the center and in the state, he alleged that; if consent for an akin program was sought it would have been dubbed as communal.

Praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi he said that ‘previous to 2014 even talking regarding yoga was considered communal, but things changed subsequent to Modi took steps to make yoga popular crossways the world’. Subsequent to a good decision taken by the state management strong-willed to compose yoga with Surya namaskar obligatory in schools, the All India Muslim Personal Law board had launched a nationwide campaign adjacent to it.

Yogi Aditya Nath had approach subsequent to an squabble erupted over the enclosure of the exercise in the government‘s yoga protocol with a segment of Muslims saying that their trust does not permit them to practice it. He had then alleged that those who see communalism in even sun god should obscure themselves in the sea or live in a murky room for the rest of their lives.\

Yogi Aditya Nath, a Hindutva charm has promised after taking charge as chief minister that there will not be any unfairness on the basis of religion. spraying honor on the prime minister for building yoga a universal occurrence, Aditya Nath alleged that ‘ Modi deserve all the credit for the global gratitude which yoga has got’ and referred to the UN affirming International Yoga day on 21st June.

He alleged that ‘the number of countries which took part in the International Yoga day celebrations in 2015 was 175 which went up to 192 in the succeeding year’. showing his appreciation to  the prime minister Yogi Aditya Nath alleged that ‘ the optimistic view which  Mr.Modi had imparted subsequent to the 2014 Lok Sabha election, the UP government will work with the identical positivity for the welfare of 22 crore people of the state’.

Up chief minister alleged and sleeted Modi’s bold decision to demonetize high denomination currency notes, he said that’ If required we will not vacillate in taking any big conclusion for the benefit of 22 crore populace of the state’. Yogi Aditya Nath voiced worry over the Naxal menace and he also grieved that the Indian universities could not outline in the list of top 100 universities in the world. He cited excerpts from epic Ramayana to strain that ‘mother and motherland are higher to heaven’.

Yogi Aditya Nath also alleged that he was well-versed by Amit Shah  BJP chief only a day previous to the swearing in ceremony that he will be the Uttar Pradesh chief minister. He added that ‘Amit Shah told me that tomorrow is the oath-taking ritual, but I had only two robes. If I had said no then it would mean that I am looking for a flee route. I then went to Lucknow to be present at the meeting of the BJP legislative party’.

Vocalizing on the occasion, Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram naik alleged that ‘ Yoga should not be connected to any religion’. Sharing a childhood day’s tale, the Governor alleged that in his school it was compulsory for every student to carry out 25 Surya namaskar, he also spoke of how he improved from cancer at the age of sixty. Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma also alleged that ‘yoga has played a chief role in making India a vishwaguru i.e. a global leader. The necessitate of the hour is to give more significance to yoga and Ayurveda’.

The chief, minister also bring up that everyone can do yoga even in offices. He also advocated the gathering to practice yoga to turn on their subconscious self in order to bestow themselves to the cause of public welfare. Also elaborating upon the motive for choosing 21st June as the international yoga day, the chief minister alleged that ‘on 21st June the sun reaches its uppermost point in its path as seen from the earth and the day is much longer than usual. ‘On this day maximum probable energy can be absorbed while performing an assortment of asanas and postures of Yoga’. Subsequent to this statement of Yogi Adityanath, Maulana Sajid Rashidi alleged that yoga and namaz are very diverse and refused to agree with Yogi’s declaration. He said that it is incorrect to connect them together .maulana alleged that ‘Yogi Ji has added to Namaz, I demonstrate myself by praying. You will do fairness to yourself how much yoga does it get. You make a decision on yourself whether it is right to correlate it with yoga or with sun salutation’.

Maulana also added despite the fact that studying namaz that, the way of reading our prayers and the way of sun salutation or yoga is wholly different as both have dissimilar actions’. He also said that namaz, we are an order of Allah and it joins us with Allah. All along with joining Allah exercise is also done by praying prayers. If namaz is also thought from the point of view that you are exercising all the way through it then this is not wrong’.

CM Yogi Decision To Ban Slaughter Houses Left The Meat Traders In Panic

The Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath’s decision to ban on slaughterhouses came as a shock for all those who have been in the same business. The BJP’s pre-poll promise of shutting down all the illegal slaughterhouses in the state has been started rapidly just after winning the assembly elections with a landslide victory. The butchers in Yogi Adityanath’s hometown refuse to go along with the crackdown on shops selling buffalo meat in the Muslim dominated area Rehmat Nagar. Bablu Qureshi, who earns from his meat shop for his joint family of 20 said, “This is our sole source of livelihood. If the administration forces us to close our shops, we will go to the Gorakhnath temple to meet the chief minister and ask him to arrange alternative livelihoods for us to feed our children.”

The CM Yogi Adityanath is the head priest of Gorakhpur’s powerful Gorakhnath Shrine and also, he was the five-term parliamentarian for Gorakhpur. The Police have started their work with full speed. They are checking the licenses of the meat shops in the Muslim areas like Buxipur, Tiwaripur, Jafra Bazar and much more. After this, the reports will be sent to the state government to decide the future of the shops. The meat of Buffalo is not banned in the state, but the Yogi government is in no mood of promoting the Buffalo meat in the Uttar Pradesh along with cows as it enjoys a sacred status in the Hinduism.

The closure of slaughter houses across the state also came as sad news for the meat lovers. According to News 18, the famous Tunday Kebabi of Lucknow, which is prepared from buffalo meat had to shut down for a while because of lack of buffalo meat in the state on Thursday. However, the shops were opened in the evening and served the iconic dish to the meat lovers. The Tunday Kebabi is a very popular delicacy of Awadhi Cuisine. Lucknow’s Tunday Kebabi are famous all across the country. “This is for the first time that we have to shut down our shop as we had no beef (buffalo meat). Our specialty is beef (Buffalo meat) kebabs and people come here from all over the world to taste it. Yesterday, our shop was closed and today we have opened it with a change. Today, we are selling kebabs made out of chicken and mutton for the first time from this shop… If this situation continues, then we might be never able to sell original Tunday kebabs again,” said the owner of the popular deli Abu Bakr to the News 18.

The three meats and fish selling shops were set on fire by unidentified persons in Hathras on Wednesday, which created a panic situation in the area. The owners of the shop said that all of their stock was burnt in the fire. The superintendent of Police Dilip Kumar Srivastava said, “Unidentified persons set ablaze three shops selling fish and meat. A FIR has been registered against them.” It was in the Bharatiya Janata Party’s manifesto that they will take stern actions against the illegal slaughterhouses when they will come into the power. On Tuesday, a slaughterhouse was sealed by the district authorities in the Kamalgadaha locality for allegedly being run illegally. The officials stated that the slaughterhouse was already shut down in 2012, but they continued working in an underground manner. Adding to this, even the Ghaziabad Police sealed the 10 meat shops and four slaughterhouses, which were supposedly running in an illegal manner.

Here are some of the key points about the Meat Production in the Uttar Pradesh

  1. The official data shows Uttar Pradesh accounts the highest share of the country’s total population of Buffaloes. According to the RTI reply by the Animal Husbandry Department (last year), the Uttar Pradesh has the second largest number of slaughterhouses followed by Maharashtra. The RTI revealed that Maharashtra has 316 abattoirs whereas Uttar Pradesh has 285.
  1. The Uttar Pradesh produces 7,515.14 lakh kg of buffalo meat, 1171.65 lakh kg of goat meat, 230.99 lakh kg of sheep meat, and 1410.32 lakh kg of pig meat in 2014-15. These figures also include the meat processing plants in the state.
  1. In India, there are 72-government approved abattoirs-cum-meat processing plants at present of which 38 are in the Uttar Pradesh only.
  1. According to the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) list of government approved slaughterhouses, there are only 30 across the country, but more than half based in Uttar Pradesh alone. As of now, out of 38 slaughterhouses in the state (Aligarh – 7, Ghaziabad – 5) 37 of its produce and export buffalo meat.
  1. The Muslim dominated countries are the major destinations where most of the export is done like Egypt, Saudi-Arabia, Iraq, and Malaysia. In 2016, India has exported 13, 14,158.05 metric tons of buffalo meat worth Rs 26,681.56 crores to the world, which is a huge number.
  1. The ban on slaughterhouses could lead the loss of at least Rs 11,350 crore in terms of revenue from exports. According to the Department of Animal Husbandry of Uttar Pradesh, the state exported 5, 65,958.20 metric tons of buffalo meat in 2015-16.

There is no doubt that the Yogi’s government is doing good by taking stern actions on the illegal slaughterhouses, but if the government bans the export of Buffalo or orders closure of slaughterhouses, then it will not only cause the meat traders but also the state. We hope that the Yogi Adityanath’s government will not close the slaughterhouses as it will make the meat traders jobless.

CM Yogi In Action New Rules In Schools And Other Places

The fire brand BJP’s politician and newly elected Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath orders that the teachers of the state cannot wear T-shirts or Jeans during the working hours. The government of the Yogi is making efforts to promote the PM Modi’s ‘Swacch Bharat Abhiyan’ too by taking a decision to promote cleanliness in the schools. The school premises have been guided to keep the school clean and inspection could be done by the Sankul Prabhari any time. Officials of the Schools are also directed to clean the spots on the walls like pan masala etc by tomorrow.

The Government also cleared that teachers should not use any tobacco products during the school time like pan masala, gutka, cigarettes etc. Otherwise, it will take stern action if anyone found doing the guilty. This newly elected government is leaving no stone to improve the law and order situation in the state. Yogi Adityanath’s government has ordered to the School Administrations that they have to make sure that there’s no betel shop near the school. If there is any shop near the school, then it must get shut as soon as possible. Along with this, the government also said that Prayers must be done every day properly and manual bells should be used in the schools. To stop the unnecessary mobile usage in the Schools, the government ordered that mobile phones should not be used pointlessly during the school time. To take stern actions on the eye-teasing cases in the Schools, the government ordered that girls who are facing eye-teasing must inform the school administration straight away and the stern actions will be taken on them. It looks like that CM Yogi is in no mood to take the issues of eye-teasing lightly.

Coming to the topic of teacher’s can’t wear T-shirts or Jeans during the school time, the Director inspector of Schools (DIoS) Umesh Tripathi told Hindustan Times that teachers will wear only those clothes that suit their profession and have to be in well-dressed formals. She said, “School Teachers should avoid such type of clothes which compromise the dignity of the profession.”  Umesh Tripathi also said that the issue will be discussed first with the higher authorities before implementing it. “Presently it is expected that the School teachers would avoid casual wears like jeans and T-shirts to maintain the dignity of the profession as they are the most respected class of the society,” said Tripathi.

We can’t say that this general issue of teaching should wear T-shirts or Jeans or not is going to work for the government or not. The government must realize that issues like the quality of education and literacy rate of the state are much bigger issues than talking about what Indian school teachers wear or not. In 2012, the education department of Haryana issued a directive to school teachers asking them not to wear jeans during the school time. But the decision was withdrawn later. This weird decision of Yogi’s government is not easy to digest for anyone. We just hope that the government will think again about the decision and talk to the higher authorities before implementing it in the state.