UP meat sellers go on strike against crackdown

Reacting to state Congress chief Bharatsinh Solanki's claim that 8 BJP MLAs were in touch with the party to switch over, Vaghani said: BJP's core strength is its unity and I challenge Solanki to announce the names of these MLAs. He also asked the officials to complete all works and projects within the prescribed time frame on a priority basis. Meat sellers across Uttar Pradesh have shut their shops in protest against government's crackdown.

He had decided not to enter the bungalow without conducting prayers and purification rituals like "Yagna".

Hindu seers and priests had earlier made elaborate arrangements and conducted a "yajna" and sacred purifying rituals at the sprawling Chief Minister's bungalow.

Meat sellers across Uttar Pradesh went on an indefinite strike Monday against the crackdown on illegal and mechanised slaughterhouses by the Yogi Adityanath government.

"Uttar Pradesh has been deprived until now, but it won't be neglected any more". But, care should be taken to ensure that no party worker takes law in his own hand.

He said the Chief Minister's post is not just a post for him "but it is a responsibility towards 22 crore people of the state".

The Uttar Pradesh chief minister today showered accolades on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah and party workers for the party's massive victory in the state Assembly polls. "Be it illegal slaughter houses or illegal mining", Ramdev told ANI.

On a stern note, the Chief Minister said contracts for construction work should not be given to any criminal elements. Addressing BJP workers and leaders in Gorakhpur on Sunday, Adityanath said the party, which had bagged 71 of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in the state, could improve its tally in 2019.

Union ministers, including those of Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley, M Venkaiah Naidu, Nitin Gadkari, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Harsh Vardhan and Vijay Goel, also figure in BJP's list of star campaigners for the MCD polls. The people of the state have reposed their faith in us, and the onus is on us to meet their expectations, while ensuring accountability of our actions. "We will establish law and justice in the state", he said.

  • Leroy Wright