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Naidu slams Oppn, says Adityanath will serve society without discrimination

Updated: Mar 20, 2017 15:13 IST

New Delhi [India] Mar. 20 (ANI): Lashing out at the opposition for criticising the appointment of Yogi Adityanath as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday told ANI that the former would serve all sections of the society without any discrimination.

"I am surprised that a few people are opposing the appointment of Uttar Pradesh's Chief Minister. He said on the very first day "sabka sath, sabka vikas". Modi has defied the caste, religion and region and same thing will be done by Yogi Adityanath. He will take care of all sections of the people and he will see to it that UP develops in a faster manner and along with the country," the Union Minister said.

Naidu further said that the newly elected Chief Minister will prove the critics wrong with his dedication and work.

"People have given him mandate to work with Modi and that's what Yogi is going to do. He will become one of the most successful Chief Ministers of UP," he said.

The Union Minister also took to the occasion to assert said that there is no pressure from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Adityanath.

"All these speculations and criticism of some of the parties are claiming that there is RSS pressure and BJP pressure but there is no pressure at all. He was elected by the MLAs and selected by the party. We discussed together and I was the observer," he asserted.

Adityanath, yesterday after taking oath as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, said he will not indulge in any discrimination against people and will work for "sabka saath, sabka vikas".

His detractors have been accusing that the newly appoint UP chief is a Hindutva icon and that will be vindictive in his governance.

Adityanath ruled that UP has lagged behind on the development front in the last 15 years that the BJP was out of power and promised to take effective steps to ensure that the state makes progress under.

"My government is committed to lok kalyan (welfare of the people) without any discrimination against anybody," Adityanath said. (ANI)

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