Yogi Adityanath government completes 100 days in UP: A report card

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The Yogi Adityanath government has completed 100 days in Uttar Pradesh. The first three months of the firebrand chief minister’s rule witnessed him announcing big development plans for the state. But how far has he succeeded in delivering what he promised is a topic of debate.

yogiWhen Yogi Aditynath took oath on March 19 , he stressed that development and crime free state would be his top priorities. While the state has witnessed some positive changes as far as infrastructure development is concerned, controlling crime rate remains a headache for the CM.

HINDUISM CORE AGENDA

Amid the talk of development and crime control, Yogi Adityanath has given ample hints that Hinduism remains his core agenda. His visit to disputed Ram Temple site in Ayodhya, a first by any Uttar Pradesh CM in 15 years, underlines the fact.

Yogi Adityanath’s decision to ban illegal slaughterhouses triggered a massive debate in the country. He also promised to review the present anti-conversion laws.

THE POSITIVES

The massive majority (winning 325 out of 403 Assembly seats) gave the BJP a free hand to rule. But the huge people support means that Yogi Adityanath will have to work consistently to fulfil the promises his party made during election campaign.

Talking about the achievements of the Yogi government, farm loan waiver tops the list. However, the Yogi administration is unsure how to go about it. It is yet to workout a plan about how funds would be raised to support farmer’s lone waiver.

The UP government has paid nearly Rs 23,000 crore as dues to sugarcane farmers. It has announced Rs 36,500 crore farm loan waiver. The financial burden is huge and Yogi Adityanath has a daunting task ahead to address the issue.

People of UP say that electricity supply and condition of roads have certainly improved. Though the government may have not be able to completely fulfill its ‘pothole-free roads by June 15’ promise but efforts are visible.

THE NEGATIVES

Crime control remains one of the most challenging tasks for the Yogi Adityanath government. The state witnessed a spree of multiple murders and gangrape cases after Yogi Adityanath took over.

The government claims it has been doing its best. However, results are yet to be felt.

The 45-year-old saffron clad chief minister and his cabinet colleagues have already sought more time saying they inherited a “jungle raj” from the SP government and it would take them some time to set things in order.

“In the last 100 days, we have given the best performance and result in the interest of 22 crore people of the state,” Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya told PTI.

Summing up the highlights of the 100-day of governance, he said, “There is fear among the corrupt and the criminals as they are not getting political patronage now as in the past.” “This is a paradigm shift from what it used to be during the previous (SP and BSP) governments,” Maurya added.

The new regime’s idea to check rampant eve-teasing was great but the way it was implemented was nothing short of a disaster. The Anti-Romeo squads was publicised as a major step towards women safety but it remained in news for all the wrong reasons .

Yogi Adityanath has appeared to be wanting to do many things in a short span of time. The CM must realise enthusiasm is great but a cautious approach and meticulous planning would make his job better.

Source: indiatoday

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