Now no AC, sofa, pomp and show at UP CM Yogi Adityanath’s field visits

The Chief Minister's Office has said that Yogi Adityanath is "extremely unhappy" over the extravagant arrangements that are made for his visits to homes of martyrs and wants to put an immediate end to this "show-off".

By: PTI | Lucknow | Updated: July 13, 2017 6:06 pm
 Yogi Adityanath, Adityanath visits, Adityanath temporary AC, UP CM visits Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath (Express Photo)

Henceforth no AC, air-cooler, red carpet, saffron towel and sofa will be seen during field visits of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, going by a specific order issued by his office. The Chief Minister’s Office has said that Adityanath is “extremely unhappy” over the extravagant arrangements that are made for his visits to homes of martyrs and wants to put an immediate end to this “show-off”.

His office has issued an order to this effect to all administrative and police chiefs of districts and other top officials in the state. “The CM has given clear orders that no special arrangements be made during his visits and any show-off or inconvenience to common people should be avoided,” an official said.

During his recent visits to Deoria and Gorakhpur for meeting families of martyred jawans, the administration put up sofas, red carpets and ACs at their residences as a temporary measure. The chief minister has expressed unhappiness over this and wants no repeat of it, the official said citing CMO’s order of July 10.

Adityanath had visited on July 8 the family of slain CRPF sub-inspector Sahab Shukla in Gorakhpur who had died in a terrorist attack in Srinagar on June 24. The local administration covered the entire road to Shukla’s house with a red carpet, put up white curtains on the route to block the view of the neighbouring houses, put up saffron-coloured curtains in the martyr’s house and also installed an air-cooler, exhaust fan and a recliner sofa for the comfort of the chief minister.

Adityanath did not like the fanfare when he landed there to grieve with the family and hand over a cheque of Rs 6 lakh to them. He is said to have pulled up officials over the same, sources in CMO said. Earlier on May 12, the chief minister had visited the house of slain BSF jawan Prem Sagar in Deoria. Sagar was killed by a Pakistan Border Action Team along the Line of Control in Poonch.

Local officials had then temporarily put up a window air conditioner, sofa, red carpet and saffron towels for the CM. All these facilities were removed within minutes of his departure from the spot after handing over a cheque of Rs 4 lakh to the grieving family. That time too, Adityanath had expressed unhappiness with local officials over the same.

However, with a repeat of the episode in Gorakhpur, the CMO has now sent out an order to all district magistrates and SSPs to desist from such acts or face strict action. The Samajwadi Party has criticised the CM over this issue.

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The CMO, however, brushed aside the criticism saying Adityanath has chosen austerity and has even turned down a proposal to buy new SUVs for himself and his office and has opted to travel in cars used by his predecessor Akhilesh Yadav.

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    rocky
    Jul 14, 2017 at 1:19 am
    Now we know what Mulayam and Mayavati used to ask for during their visits. This yogi ended that tradition.
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      Devendra Mohanty
      Jul 13, 2017 at 8:20 pm
      How intelligent is our Chief Minister. It took him over hundred days and uproar all over to realise it is extravagant to carry sofa and AC to a martyr's house only to be removed within minutes of his departure.
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        Faku Faking
        Jul 13, 2017 at 6:54 pm
        MOOH MAIN RAM RAM BAGAL MAIN CHURI
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          rahul
          Jul 13, 2017 at 8:37 pm
          mulla ki daud masjid tak....
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          HG KETKAR
          Jul 13, 2017 at 6:00 pm
          Good example of simple arrangement instructions. In real terms, very often the people make hue and cry for making arrangement for others, but when it is meant for themselves, they did not give instructions for lowering the expenditure. It is a good gesture on the part of CM of UP for giving clear cut instructions in regard to special arrangement to his visiting places.
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            dhruv
            Jul 13, 2017 at 5:13 pm
            yeh sab pehle kyon nahi kiya?jab media ne issue banaya tab aapko sapna aaya?
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