Yogi Adityanath’s 100 days in office: Govt counts positives, Opposition points out negatives

The BJP government, which set a deadline of June 15 for fixing potholes across the state, has managed to complete just 63 per cent till date. The free distribution of laptops to students, as mentioned in the BJP's manifesto, has not been initiated.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:June 26, 2017 5:16 pm
Yogi Adityanath, 100 days of Yogi Adityanath, BJP, BJP govt in UP UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath (File Photo)

Monday marked Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s 100th day in office. After sweeping the Assembly election by winning 325 of the 403-member House along with its allies, the BJP government assumed office on March 18. While the government maintained a low-key, leaders of other parties targetted it for failing to implement its pre-poll promises.

The government, which promised to waive crop loans for farmers in the state, is struggling to manage the sudden fiscal burden of nearly Rs 36,369 crore. Second, the additional burden of Rs 34,000 crore on the exchequer for the implementation of the seventh pay commission recommendations is not helping.

The BJP government, which set a deadline of June 15 for fixing potholes across the state, has managed to complete just 63 per cent till date. Apart from this, the free distribution of laptops to students, as mentioned in the BJP’s manifesto, has not been initiated — the scheme was inaugurated on March 19, but has not been launched. Adityanath and his Cabinet ministers, defending the time taken to put things in line, have blamed the ‘jungle raj’ they inherited from the previous Samajwadi Party government.

Former chief minister and Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav attacked the government, saying: “I never knew officers wielded brooms so well. Now the question is how much filth have they cleared so far?” He added that the deadline to made roads in the state pothole-free was a “pipe dream”.

“Will this government do any work…or will it only conduct probes? This government should try to do better work than us,” he added. Since taking office, Adityanath has recommended CBI probes into several projects initiated by the previous government.

State Congress spokesperson Dwijendra Tripathi ridiculed the party for not keeping its promises. “Two months of the Adityanath government have not sent out any strong message on any of the issues which were part of BJP’s campaign — improved law-and-order situation and better administration,” he was quoted as saying by PTI.

BSP supremo Mayawati alleged Dalits, OBCs and forward castes, including Brahmins, have been facing ‘atrocities’ in the state — an attempt to associate the government with Kshatriyas. Adityanath is associated with Kshatriya symbols for being the head of the Gorakhnath Peeth and due to his Thakur following.

“The government has become an inquiry committee. It is resorting to such tactics to smokescreen its failures…It smacks of politics of vendetta,” SP chief spokesperson Rajendra Chowdhury told PTI.

Refuting criticism on law and order, state cabinet minister Shrikant Sharma said, “A special cell will be constituted in the CM’s office for crime-monitoring, which will be done personally by the CM.”

Principal Secretary (Information) Avaneesh Awasthi said some of the achievements of the government include the loan waiver and power-for-all agreement. Apart form this, Adityanath, who heard nearly 80 presentations from the mnumerous government departments, has initiated a new mining policy to curb illiegal mining. A portal will soon be launched where people can file complaints on illegal land-grab. Last, the transfers and posting of bureacrats has been made “merit-free”.

State cabinet minister Shrikant Sharma said, “A special cell will be constituted in the CM’s office for crime-monitoring, which will be done personally by the CM. SP leaders, who have carried criminals and rapists with them in their cars, should introspect,” he added.

(With inputs from PTI)

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    Lovely
    Jun 28, 2017 at 9:47 am
    Yogi Co is like sinking hanic Ship. He does not trust his own babus, officials and ministers. He insults and humiliates one and all. He is just a moral policeman. So far no MoU for setting up industries. Within his team certain caste groups are functioning.
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      BOB
      Jun 26, 2017 at 11:04 pm
      CONGRESS AND PARTNERS ARE DOING NEGATIVE THINGS IN PAST 60/65 YEARS SO THEY ONLY KNOWS NEGATIVE THINGS AND THEY ARE NOT HEBITUAL OF GOOD THINGS DONE FORTHE COUNTRY
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        rishi
        Jun 26, 2017 at 10:31 pm
        bjp in 100 days fills 63 of potholed roads......congress/sp/bsp did not fill any......they only continue to use their nuisance value to create holes in people's pockets by obstructing an honest and progressive economic development oriented governance of Yogi-Adityanath-Led-BJP Govt. in UP which is trying to help retrieve people's losses......be it the farmers' or the victims of goondas on the streets or the martyrs who died fighting against terrorists while maintaining the Govt.'s priority to create job and employment opportunities for millions of young women and men in search of clean and honest livelihoods ! Yogi Adityanath and his statewide team is working with full commitment and confidence in achieving the ambitious objectives the Govt. has set for themselves in bringing smiles on the faces of each and every resident of UP.
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          rishi
          Jun 26, 2017 at 10:33 pm
          error first line .... to now read as "63 percent of potholed roads"
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          stranger
          Jun 26, 2017 at 9:51 pm
          the most important things in leaders like yogi and modi is we can trust their intention. they are patriotic whose aim is to develop the nation and its people, not unlike the old grid politicians who are no more than a villain plotting their career path for sake of themselves and their progeny. the actual outcome of the work modi/yogi is doing will based on many other variables, many variables beyond their control, one not the least being the rotten system they inherited, a system which rot for 70 1000 yrs.
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            rishi
            Jun 26, 2017 at 10:44 pm
            True. The trust element and the sincerity of intent in all their acts and deeds makes them stand far above any of sp, bsp, congress etc. which has all greed and corruption driven crooks ! A demographically-righteous elected government must be respected by all.....even those who didn't vote for it in order to ensure no obstruction takes place to governance which is focusssing on economic devlopment with a view to increase higher-income posssibilities of millions of young women and men in search of clean and honest livelihoods.
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            Junior_butcher
            Jun 26, 2017 at 8:00 pm
            Every time Junior Yadav opens his mouth it is very evident that he is STILL hurting from his loss...... Let Yogi run this govt for reasonable amount of time then compare......(corruption,projects, work ethic, law and order, family coffers, trips abroad durng summer months etc.....)
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              rishi
              Jun 26, 2017 at 10:38 pm
              very well said. A demographically-righteous elected government must be respected by all.....even those who didn't vote for it in order to ensure no obstruction takes place to governance which is focusssing on economic devlopment with a view to increase higher-income posssibilities of millions of young women and men in search of clean and honest livelihoods.
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              BlahBlah
              Jun 26, 2017 at 7:38 pm
              For all the chaos that UP witnessed for 10 years was never reported by this paper. For every high profile rape that occurred in UP, IE never dared to do full blown editorials about collapsing law and order. Everything was good as long as SP "protected" other community....They never mentioned that nepotism and sycophancy do not advance democracy. How can they? when their own editorial in chief is son of founder. Nepotism runs in their blood. And now IE want Yogi to solve all UP problem in 100 days. Wow... laughable. If IE and other elite paper can accuse government of trampling on press freedom, they can be easily accused back for using the pen to spread misgivings and their own jaded viewpoint. Nobody is asking for glorious reviews but when comparing past and present government atleast go back and compare what SP did in their 100 days and what BJP did in their first 100 days.
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                rishi
                Jun 26, 2017 at 10:39 pm
                very well said. A demographically-righteous elected government must be respected by all.....even those who didn't vote for it in order to ensure no obstruction takes place to governance which is focusssing on economic devlopment with a view to increase higher-income posssibilities of millions of young women and men in search of clean and honest livelihoods.
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                sdas
                Jun 26, 2017 at 7:22 pm
                IE, what did the Opposition do when they were in power ? Did you ever try to enumerate their failings ? Or did your " soft corner " prevent you from reporting the facts what Mayawati and Mulayam did. Yogi is honest and trying hard to remove the cobwebs.
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                  Raj MKK
                  Jun 26, 2017 at 5:41 pm
                  If loan waiver to farmers is being done, its a Fiscal problem, if not, BJP is anti farmer :) Lutyen press is really funny
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