UP free of anarchy, has rule of law under BJP govt: Adityanath

Maharajganj/Gorakhpur (UP): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday claimed goons and the mafia used to forcibly occupy the land of the poor under previous governments but now, the state is free of anarchy and there is rule of law.

He also alleged that earlier, the SP, BSP and the Congress used to hand pistols to the youths of the state but the BJP government gives youngsters tablet computers.

Addressing a conference of traders in Gorakhpur, Adityanath said, “Earlier, the ruling party’s goons or the mafia used to forcibly occupy the property and the lands of the poor, but now, Uttar Pradesh has become free of anarchy and there is rule of law in the state.”.

The chief minister asserted that security was now guaranteed in the state. “Earlier, the mafia used to demand goonda tax, but today, they are begging for their lives,” he said.

Appreciating the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the chief minister also enumerated the development work of the central and the state governments.

Speaking in Maharajganj later at an election meeting for BJP nominees for the upcoming urban body elections, the chief minister claimed, “Earlier, traders used to walk with their heads bowed down while ‘gunde’ and the mafia used to go around fearlessly but now, that has been reversed. Cities are being made safe.”

The BJP’s ‘double-engine’ government is leading the state on the path of progress, he said, adding that medical facilities have also increased.

Those who divide the society in the name of caste are not going to succeed at all, Adityanath said, adding that the BJP government has completely checked such division. There is a double-engine government in Uttar Pradesh and development work is going on at double speed, he added.

Before 2017, most of the districts of eastern Uttar Pradesh, including Maharajganj, used to suffer from encephalitis, but now, this disease has been brought under control. Vantangia villages of the district have also joined the mainstream of development, the chief minister said.