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How Yogi Adityanath Read The Riot Act To UP Bureaucrats On His First Day At Work  

Crackdown on cow slaughter and communal flare-ups.

21/03/2017 10:01 AM IST | Updated 21/03/2017 10:08 AM IST
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On his first day as the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath warned bureaucrats of penal action if they fail to crackdown on cow slaughter, crimes against women and communal flare-ups.

The state government is planning to combat communal violence by monitoring of social media for timely police interventions, The Times of India reported today.

Earlier this month, the Bharatiya Janata Party swept to power in Uttar Pradesh after winning 312 out of 403 Assembly seats.

Adityanath, widely regarded as a Hindutva hardliner, also told top bureaucrats in the state to declare their assets within 15 days. The 44-year-old chief minister had asked that all his ministers do the same, shortly after taking oath on Sunday.

The new chief minister has called for the strict implementation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan campaign. He asked bureaucrats to take a "honesty and cleanliness" pledge with him. "Sanitation has to be taken on a war-footing," he said.

Adityanath distributed copies of the BJP manifesto as required reading and execution, NDTV reported. In an hour-long meeting, Adityanath discussed two issues: waving or loans for lakes of farmers and action against slaughterhouses.

Expressing concern over the killing of a leader from the Bahujan Samaj Party in Allahabad on Sunday, Adityanath has demanded better policing in UP within 15 days.

The CM has also told officials to prepare a "roadmap of good governance and transparency" for all departments in the state government, the Hindustan Times reported.

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