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Anti-crime drive in U.P. a model: Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath speaks during an event on the occasion of completion of four years of his government in the state in Lucknow on Friday, March 19, 2021.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath speaks during an event on the occasion of completion of four years of his government in the state in Lucknow on Friday, March 19, 2021.

The action taken by the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh against criminals and mafia elements had become a “standard” for the rest of the country, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said here on Friday as he completed four years in power, the first BJP CM to do so.

Addressing a press conference to mark the occasion, Mr. Adityanath said that under his government, all festivals were celebrated in a peaceful manner unlike during the previous regime. There had been no riots in the State in the last four years, he said.

The BJP government’s “zero tolerance policy” against criminals and crime had changed the image of the State, propelling it as a “good destination for extensive investments,” he said. Earlier, investors did not want to invest in U.P. “There was a feeling of insecurity. Due to riots, there was a fear of damage to property,” the CM said.

Mr. Adityanath also said that since 2017, the State had received investments of more than three lakh crore, directly helping 35 lakh youths get employment.

Mr. Adityanath, whose tenure has been marked by a flurry of cases under the National Security Act and the Gangsters Act being lodged against suspects and other accused and bulldozing of their property, said the anti-land mafia task force under his government had freed over 54,000 hectare of land from land mafia. The land thus freed would act as a land bank for investment in the State as well as help in providing land pattas to poor families with no shelter.


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