Development for all, appeasement of none: Yogi
Asserting that there will be no appeasement of anyone, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Aditya Nath Yogi on Saturday promised development for all without any discrimination on the basis of caste, religion or gender.
Aditya Nath, whose ascent to power is seen with suspicion by some sections, also told the BJP cadres and supporters not to be "over zealous" in celebrating the party's historic poll victory and not to take the law into their hands as it could provide "anarchist" forces a chance to disturb law and order.
He also stated that police has been instructed not to harass innocent couples, a direction that comes amid complaints that the 'anti-romeo' squads, meant to target eve- teasers, were troubling even the boys seen with their female friends.
He announced that those undertaking the annual Kailash Mansarovar Yatra will be given Rs 1 lakh by the state government and a Kailash Bhavan will be constructed for them.
On his first visit to his hometown Gorakhpur after becoming the Chief Minister, Aditya Nath said he intends to usher in development and progress of all sections of the state as envisaged by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah.
Addressing an event to felicitate him, he repeated the mantra of 'sabka saath, sabka vikas'.
"There would be no discrimination on the basis of caste, religion or gender. There will be development of all. But there will not be any appeasement of any section," he said.
He said Uttar Pradesh had been deprived of the benefits of developement during the previous regimes and promised that his government would bring in the fruits of progress to the last man.