Newly elected Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, speaking at the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, took a dig at the Samajwadi Party and the Congress by attacking Rahul Gandhi and previous state chief minister Akhilesh Yadav. '
In a scathing dig at the duo Adityanath said, "Main Rahul Ji se ek saal chhota hu aur Akhilesh Ji se ek saaI bada hu. In dono (Rahul and Akhilesh) ki jodi ke beech mein jo main aagaya ye aapki viphalta ka ek karan ho sakta hai. (I am a year younger than Rahul ji and a year older than Akhilesh ji. May be I have come between them because of your failures)."
Talking about the shortcomings of the previous government in Uttar Pradesh, Adityanath said:
In the past state govt (of UP) did not utilise most of the funds allocated by the central govt: Yogi Adityanath in Lok Sabha— ANI (@ANI_news) March 21, 2017
"In the two and half years, the centre gave funds to Uttar Pradesh but only a fraction of it was used," he alleged.
He even promised to improve the situation in the state:
The new govt of Uttar Pradesh will work on the principles set by PM Mod, says Yogi Adityanath in Lok Sabha.— HuffPost India (@HuffPostIndia) March 21, 2017
Yogi Adityanath promises a new, changed Uttar Pradesh. "It will be free of corruption, riots and crime," he says in Lok Sabha.— HuffPost India (@HuffPostIndia) March 21, 2017
He also heaped praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said, "Many parties made Dalits a vote bank, capitalised on their plight, but PM Modi realised an AIIMS in Gorakhpur."
He also said, "Our prime minister is a global development icon."
Praising Arun Jaitley, he said, "I thank the Finance Minister for breathing new life into our country's economy."
He also welcomed the Supreme Court's suggestion on the Ayodhya Ram Temple issue saying:
We welcome SC observation; both sides must sit down and find a solution: UP CM Yogi Adityanath on SC Ayodhya matter pic.twitter.com/wHarRaGcje— ANI (@ANI_news) March 21, 2017