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Posted at: Mar 21, 2017, 1:24 AM; last updated: Mar 21, 2017, 1:24 AM (IST)

Declare assets in 15 days: Yogi to officials

Curbing graft: Tells them to ensure implementation of ‘sankalp patra’ | Asks DGP to improve law and order

‘Purifying’ CM’s bungalow

  • Hindu seers and priests on Monday made elaborate arrangements for sacred purifying rituals at the CM's bungalow that will be the new home for Yogi Adityanath
  • Adityanath stayed at the VVIP guest house overnight and has decided not to enter the bungalow without conducting prayers and purification rituals
  • Even before dawn broke, seven priests from Gorakhpur and Allahabad trooped into the CM’s official residence to conduct prayers
Declare assets in 15 days: Yogi to officials
UP CM Yogi Adityanath with Deputy CMs Dinesh Sharma and Keshav Prasad Maurya at a meeting of police officers at Lok Bhawan in Lucknow on Monday. PTI

Lucknow, March 20

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath today directed officials to declare their assets within 15 days, following up on a similar order to ministers after assuming office yesterday, a move aimed at uprooting corruption.

Separately, Adityanath directed state DGP Javeed Ahmed to ensure that there was no laxity in improving law and order situation, hours after a BSP leader was shot dead in Allahabad.

At his first interaction with senior officials in Lok Bhawan, the CM also instructed them to ensure implementation of BJP’s ‘sankalp patra’ (manifesto). “It was an introductory meeting with UP government officials. The officials were told that the sankalp patra has to be implemented,” Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya said.

The CM also asked officials to declare their assets — immovable and movable — within 15 days, Maurya said. The meeting was attended by nearly 65 senior officials. The officials were given a copy of the BJP’s ‘sankalp patra’ and instructions have been issued to them to prepare a roadmap for their respective departments, a senior BJP leader said.

“As uprooting corruption is the main agenda of our party, the CM in his first introductory meeting with his new ministers directed them to give details of their income, movable and immovable properties, within 15 days,” cabinet minister Srikant Sharma had said yesterday.

Sources said Adityanath expressed concern over the attack on the BSP leader and stressed that restoring law and order was the top priority of his government.

BSP leader Mohd Shami, 60, was last night gunned down by assailants close to his residence in Mauaima police station area, 40 km from Allahabad.

The UP DGP has been asked to hold video conference with the district magistrates and the superintendents of police of all the 75 districts of the state to take stock of law and order situation and other administrative issues, they said.

Deputy CMs Maurya and Dinesh Sharma also met Adityanath. Maurya told reporters that the first meeting of the state Cabinet would discuss all key issues mentioned in BJP’s ‘Sankalp Patra’, which include loan waiver to farmers and ban on mechanised slaughter houses.

Sharma told mediapersons that his meeting was just a courtesy call. “We will work for the welfare of the people with full vigour and ensure that the work is visible on the ground,” he said. — PTI

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