Adityanath meets Modi, discusses UP

Adityanath, who is a five times MP from Gorakhpur constituency of UP, also met PM Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday.

Adityanath was sworn-in as UP's 21st chief minister along with his team of 46 ministers March 19 at Kanshiram Smriti Upwan in Lucknow.

Backing Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adtiyanaths's age jibe, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday said that "UP ke ladke" ex-state chief Akhilesh Yadav and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi misjudged the saffron leader.

The sect focusses on "brahmacharya" (celibacy), yoga and self-purification through spiritual practices. Official sources did not specify the type of slaughter houses which will be shut.

"Apart from Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Aditynath, his counterparts from Manipur, Goa, and Uttarakhand are also participating in the meeting", UP BJP spokesperson Rakesh Tripathi told PTI.

The BJP, which swept to power in Uttar Pradesh in the recently-held assembly election, had announced in its manifesto that it would take "stern steps to close down all illegal slaughterhouses besides banning mechanised slaughterhouses" if it comes to power. It noted that during the past state governments there has been a fall in cattle count, reflecting that bovine smuggling was rampant.

He warned that those using police security as "status symbol" would come under the scanner and after review of their threat perception their security might be changed.

"We will be successful in generating the same situation in Uttar Pradesh".

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