UP government decides to eliminate Samajwadi word from government schemes

  • UP government decides to eliminate Samajwadi word from government schemes

UP government decides to eliminate Samajwadi word from government schemes

"He appealed to public to not take law in their own hands and said that the state government respect the public sentiment", the spokesperson said.

The minister clarified that no welfare schemes would be closed by the Yogi Adityanath government but would simply be renamed.

Taking a cue from Amma canteens in Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh government has chose to start a subsidised food scheme - Annapurna Bhojnalaya (Annapurna canteen) - where poor and under- privileged people will get refreshments at Rs 3, and a full meal at Rs 5. "Central schemes will be known as "Kendriya Yojana", he said.

The previous Samajwadi Party government led by Akhilesh Yadav would typically add the word "Samajwadi" to the development schemes in the state.

Political leaders of the previous government who named schemes after themselves or their parties will soon be a thing of past in Uttar Pradesh.

There are 18 schemes carrying the "Samajwadi" prefix including Samajwadi 102 Ambulance Service and Samajwadi Pension Scheme. "The decision of Yogi government is politically motivated", SP spokesman Rajendra Chaudhary said in a statement issued in Lucknow on Friday.

Notably, the new Bharatiya Janata Party government in Uttar Pradesh is reviewing schemes launched by former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav - with some slated to be closed down. Even the ration cards distributed to BPL families had the word Samajwadi written on them.

Adityanath directed officials concerned to ensure that the orders of the Supreme Court in the context of liquor outlets are strictly complied with.

Besides, the Ballia Expressway will no longer be known as the Samajwadi Expressway but Purvanchal Expressway.