Adityanath's order on illegal slaughterhouses affecting authorized establishments: Samajwadi Party

| Updated: Mar 28, 2017 03:27 IST

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Mar. 27 (ANI): With the indefinite strike by meat vendors affecting several establishments in the state, the Samajwadi Party (SP) has asserted that the call taken by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to shutdown illegal slaughterhouses, is severely affecting authorised shops as well. "The order which was passed to shut down every illegal slaughterhouse is currently affecting the authorized establishments too. People's business is being badly being affected every day," SP leader Juhi Singh told ANI. Singh also raised questioned on Adityanath for focusing on slaughterhouses and anti-romeo squad only, despite the mandate given to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on a score of other important issues. "People of Uttar Pradesh have given a huge mandate to the BJP. The mandate was given on various issues like women security, farmers loan, then why is Adityanath only focusing on slaughter house and anti-romeo squad?" said Singh. Supporting the BJP on cleaning the Ganga from Uttarakhand to Uttar Pradesh, Singh showed her concern and also her support to the issue. "The cleaning of the Ganga from Uttarakhand to Uttar Pradesh is a good commitment that the BJP has taken up and we support them for that," said Singh. After coming to power, the Adityanath-led government has ordered the closure of illegal slaughterhouses and strict enforcement of the ban on cow smuggling to fulfill a key electoral promise. Adityanath earlier on Saturday said abattoirs operating legally will not be touched but action will be taken against those being run illegally. Meat sellers across UP are on an indefinite strike from Monday against the crackdown on illegal and mechanised slaughterhouses. Fish vendors were also claimed to have resolved to join the stir which has seen non-vegetarian delicacies go off the menu in several parts of the state. (ANI)

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