'Top Uttar Pradesh officials spending sleepless nights under Yogi Adityanath's regime'

"It was only then Shah revealed that I have to take pledge as UP CM the following day", said Yogi, adding that he was confused as he had only one pair of clothes with him. Fish sellers too have joined us and are extending support to us. He said there should be no interference from government officials in contractual projects and they should just keep an eye on them. With the ban on the slaughterhouses, meat supply has stopped to most restaurants and shops.

Although Adityanath has said that his closure applies only to illegal slaughterhouses, it has adversely business for all meat sellers in Uttar Pradesh.

"We are not getting an adequate supply of buffalo meat because of the crackdown on slaughterhouses", said Tundey Kababi's owner, Raees Ahmad.

The issue also came up for a discussion in Parliament with the central government claiming that only illegal slaughterhouses were closed down in Uttar Pradesh.

"Now we serve goat meat, but the animals are not eating it to their fill", said Dr. Nasim Zaidi, a veterinarian at a state-run hospital.

The BJP had made these promises in its poll manifesto.

"There has been a court order about illegal abattoirs which was not implemented by the previous government". The implementation of the same will be sought after by the people of the state. "The idea is to question, check group of boys or boys alone near colleges and other places, and create fear among potential harassers in public places", said a police officer.

Congress leader Akhilesh Pratap Singh said only small meat vendors were getting targeted in the crackdown.

He directed the officials concerned to submit a report in the next 15 days on the revival of closed sugar mills and fix of those mills which were not functioning properly.

Students of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in Uttar Pradesh believe that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who until now was known as saffron-cloaked Hindutva mascot of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has changed his ways. He said government officials were harassing people trying to get licenses and were asking for bribes.

"The government would not touch those (abbattoirs) which are operating as per the provisions of law and have a valid licence".

  • Leroy Wright