The Uttar Pradesh government will work for balanced development of all sections “without discrimination”, Chief Minister Adityanath on Sunday said and listed law and order, security of women among his top priorities.
In his first interaction with mediapersons after taking over, Adityanath said that his government will follow the ‘sabka saath sabka vikas’ (development for all) agenda in serving the state.
“Our government will work for all sections of the society without any discrimination. We will ensure balanced development of UP,” Adityanath said.
He accused past governments of being responsible for the sorry state of affairs in Uttar Pradesh.
“In the past 15 years, UP lagged in the race for development as previous governments indulged in corruption, nepotism and failed on the law and order front due to which people were affected,” he said.
Effective measures will be taken by our government for welfare of common man, he added.
“The administration will be made sensible and answerable and emphasis will be on law and order,” Adityanath said.
Women’s empowerment, their security and honour will also be on top of the Bharatiya Janata Party government agenda, the chief minister added.
He stressed that work would be done to make development agriculture-based as it is main source of income for people.
“We will focus on skill development of youth so that they can get job opportunities. Government appointments will be made corruption free and transparent. Investment will be promoted for industrial and economic development,” Adityanath said.
“I want to assure people that BJP got votes for development and security and we will show positive results soon,” he said.
He also asked all his ministers to provide details of their income, moveable and immoveable assets within 15 days.
He gave this direction to his ministers at the first introductory meeting soon after assuming office.
“As uprooting corruption is the main agenda of our party, the CM in his first introductory meeting with his ministers directed them to give details of their income, moveable and immoveable properties with 15 days to the (party) organisation as well as the secretary (to CM),” cabinet minister Srikant Sharma said.
He added that the chief minister also emphasised on “coordination” between government and the Bharatiya Janata Party organisation.
On portfolios, Sharma said that no decision has been taken in this regard as of now and the chief minister will decide it later.
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