Monday, 17 December, 2018

Uttar Pradesh: Pandas of Mathura protest CM Yogi Adityanath's orders

Dr Arvind Panagariya Dr Arvind Panagariya
Laurie Berry | 10 May, 2017, 07:03

He said this while felicitating the kin of freedom fighters and martyrs at a gathering here on the eve of Shahid Diwas here.

The day marks the 1857 War of Independence which began in Meerut as a mutiny of Indian sepoys against their British officers.

Adityanath, during his maiden visit to Agra yesterday, had ordered authorities to take action against "Lapkas" (touts) and "Pandas" (Purohits) as they are a source of nuisance to worldwide as well as domestic tourists.Taking exception to this order, the community has demanded its immediate withdrawal, as it would deprive pilgrims the basic facilities that "the government has failed to provide them so far".

The chief minister said the government and the administration are doing their work but everyones support is needed to establish law and order in the state.

Further speaking about the farmers in the state, Adityanath said that his government has paid Rs 6,200 cr for sugarcane farmers. To look at development, everyone should raise beyond religion and caste.

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The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the "immediate repatriation" of Alok Kumar, Sanjay R Bhoosreddy, Prashant Trivedi, Shashi Prakash Goyal and Anurag Srivastava to their parent cadre, the official communique said.

Speaking about the Recent Swachh Bharat ranking in which UP did not perform well, the chief minister said, "Only one city from UP is on list of cleanest cities in India and 52 cities on the list of cities that are dirtiest, we will have to change this".

"Upliftment of farmers is the top most priority for and the Uttar Pradesh government is working on same track".

He also said people should not be swayed by their passions.

Aditynath said the entire system should be transformed and added that development needs to be spearheaded which will be initiated from western Uttar Pradesh.

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