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Yogi Adityanath EXCLUSIVE: Transparency is not part of Samajwadi Party's genes, UP CM taunts Oppn

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in an exclusive interview answered a volley of questions by India TV Chairman and Editor-in-Chief Rajat Sharma.

Shashwat Bhandari Edited by: Shashwat Bhandari @ShashBhandari New Delhi Updated on: March 01, 2022 23:27 IST
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath exclusive
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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath exclusive interview with India TV's Editor-in-Chief and Chairman Rajat Sharma.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in an exclusive conversation with India TV's Editor-In-Chief and Chairman Rajat Sharma spoke on BJP's performance in the ongoing high stakes assembly elections 2022. Ahead of the 6th phase voting, Yogi Adityanath presented a report card of his government's 5-year performance, work done during the tenure, and also responded to the opposition's various charges. The 6th phase of the 7-phase UP elections holds significance as Gorakhpur will vote on March 3. Yogi Adityanath, for the first time, is contesting the assembly election from Gorakhpur's Sadar seat. The final phase will take place on March 7 and results will be declared on March 10. Here's are the Highlights of Yogi Adityanath's exclusive interview:

CM Yogi Adityanath with Rajat Sharma: Exclusive interview

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  • 11:01 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    BJP will win over 80 per cent seats, says CM Yogi Adityanath

    Exuberrating confidence on the election results, to be declared on March 10, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that the BJP will form the government with a thumping majority. It will win over 80 per cent seats.

  • 10:58 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Have taken big steps towards eradication of Meningitis, says CM Yogi Adityanath

    We have taken a big step towards eradication of Meningitis (a serious disease in which there is inflammation of the meninges, caused by viral or bacterial infection, and marked by intense headache and fever, sensitivity to light, and muscular rigidity) in Gorakhpur and surrounding areas, the UP Chief Minister said.

    Meningitis occurred here in 1976-77, in which thousands of children died. 1500-2000 children died every year inside Gorakhpur Commissionerate alone,  ​​Yogi Adityanath informed.

     

     

  • 10:54 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    'Forget ghee... Samajwadi's will loot it too': CM Yogi

    Lashing out at the Opposition's poll promises like providing ghee and other items, CM Yogi said, "what ghee would they (oppn) give to those who used to steal peoples' rations? The people of SP used to hand over the cow to the butcher. From where will the SP people get the ghee?"

    "We are giving ration to the poor twice a month. 15 crore people of UP have got free ration. We are also providing pulses, oil and salt. How will the SP do it, their people will loot it among themselves... frauds will take place over contracts between uncle and nephews," Yogi Adityanath said while hitting out at the opposition.

  • 10:49 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Making arrangements to resolve farmers' problems, says CM Yogi Adityanath

    "We have taken a pledge that we will not allow a cow to be slaughtered, but we will also not let farmers' crops get ruined either. Today there will not be a single illegal slaughterhouse in Uttar Pradesh. We are making arrangements and will solve the problems of farmers," CM Yogi Adityanath said.

    The UP government is taking care of 9 lakh cows. Farmers are taking care of one lakh cows. They (cows) are being looked after in the government gaushala. We give Rs 900 every month for care, he mentioned.

  • 10:45 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    CM Yogi Adityanath on oxygen crisis during second Covid wave

    Speaking about the Oxygen crisis during the second wave of Covid, CM Yogi said, "the crisis was there for 10 to 12 days... there is no denying in this... but more than that panic was created around it due to which people started storing oxygen cylinders even when they didn't require. But Prime Minister ordered the use of Air Force, Oxygen trains to resolve the crisis, Yogi Adityanath said.

    Now UP has become self-sufficient about oxygen. We installed 551 oxygen plants in a year. Today every district is self-reliant in terms of oxygen, he added.

  • 10:41 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Full transparency now on ration shops, tells CM Yogi

    "Further speaking on the transparency in the functioning of ration shops, CM Adityanath said, "machines have been installed at the quota shop. People can complain on a toll-free number. There is a clear order that no one should die of hunger. The ration of the poor used to be eaten by the people of SP," Yogi Adityanath said.

     

  • 10:38 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    CM Yogi Adityanath on fake ration cards

    "During raids, we found that there were 40 lakh fake ration cards. I got 1.25 crore new ration cards made by running a campaign," Yogi Adityanath said.

    The food scam happened during the Samajwadi Party government. I can now proudly say that the Public Distribution System of UP is the best, he added.

  • 10:37 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    CM Yogi Adityanath on starvation issue in UP

    "I was an MP from Gorakhpur and naturally I had accountability to the people here. In 2016, there were starvation deaths in many districts of UP. There were starvation deaths in Kushinagar, Sonbhadra. I had gone to Kushinagar in January 2017 and as a yogi, it was my duty to go there. I asked people why ration is not available, they said that their ration card has been confiscated by mafias," Yogi Adityanath mentioned.

  • 10:34 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Lakhimpur Kheri, Hathras incidents

    On the incidents of Lakhimpur Kheri and Hathras, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said, both the incidents are unfortunate. The government took timely action in both.

    The CBI could not go a single step ahead of the steps taken by the UP Police in the Hathras case. And I want to see the truth that what conspiracy was hatched to defame our government, he added.

  • 10:33 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    'Mahagathbandhan (SP, BSP, RLD) was formed in 2019 also but...': CM Yogi

    "Mahagathbandhan (SP, BSP, RLD) was formed in 2019 also but they could not do anything, infact, after elections both started cursing each other," Yogi Adityanath said while slamming the opposition.

     

  • 10:31 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    CM Yogi on Akhilesh Yadav's alliance partners

    "In 2017, we all saw pair of two boys (Akhilesh and Rahul Gandhi)... sometimes there is one person's influence on the other.. you have seen that people have rejected both," Yogi Adityanath took a jibe at Akhilesh-Jayant Chaudhary alliance in the ongoing elections.

     

  • 10:19 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    CM Yogi Adityanath on investors summit in UP

    "When we planned for our first investor summit in Lucknow, we did not get a positive response. I went to Mumbai, and there I spoke to investors from across the country. Most investors said that there is no investment climate in UP yet," Yogi Adityanath said.

  • 10:17 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Conducted Common Eligibility Test in non-gazetted Group C and D, says CM

    "We have conducted Common Eligibility Test in non-gazetted Group C and D in which 25 lakh children appeared," Yogi Adityanath said.

  • 10:16 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    We have given government jobs to more than 5 lakh youth: CM Yogi

    We have given government jobs to more than 5 lakh youth. We have given more jobs than the SP-BSP regimes between 2003-2017. Right now we are making this process more transparent, Yogi Adityanath added.

  • 10:12 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    All govt jobs given in these 5 years done in transparent manner: CM Yogi said

    "Out of the 5 years, we got only three years to rule with full capacity while the rest two have been spent in covid management. All government jobs given in these five years were given in a transparent manner," said UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

  • 10:08 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    There used to be no electricity in Uttar Pradesh before 2017, says Yogi Adityanath

    There used to be no electricity in Uttar Pradesh before 2017. They were used to living in the dark, because all their (the then SP-led govt) work was done in the dark. I told the officers that I am not only the CM of Gorakhpur but the entire state. And we made good arrangement of electricity in the entire state, Yogi Adityanath said.

  • 9:56 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    I thought Oppn will take lead in first two phases but...: CM Adityanath

    In the first two phases, I thought that the alliance could take the lead, but I was surprised that even there, the Bharatiya Janata Party made a very good lead, especially when all the conspiracies in the country and abroad were hatched to defeat the BJP, said CM Yogi Adityanath.

  • 9:52 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Today it's a school, tomorrow it will be security forces, CM Yogi on hijab controversy

    Today we have to follow the national dharma at all costs. It would be good if a girl goes to school in the prescribed dress, otherwise today she is asking to wear hijab in a school, tomorrow she will say the same thing should take place in the security forces also. Courts have said very clearly that nowhere can we allow such a dress in our force in which it represents a particular community, Yogi Adityanath said. READ MORE

  • 9:47 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    We cannot impose our faith on the country, says CM Yogi Adityanath

    If there was no constitution of the country, would we have been able to stop the evil practice of triple talaq? never. That's why everyone can have personal faith, but we cannot impose our faith on the country, Yogi Adityanath said.

  • 9:37 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    CM Yogi shares incident when he visited a house to monitor Covid situation

    "In Mathura, when I knocked on the door of a Covid positive house, the woman who opened the door asked me if I was Yogi Adityanath. The woman went inside and called her husband saying look, they should not be here now because if they won't survive then how the state will. The woman told that they receive daily calls from officials to enquire about their health," Yogi Adityanath said.

  • 9:33 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    PM Modi advised me not to step out when I came Covid negative, says UP CM

    "For them (Oppn), their family is till Saifai (Samajwadi Party's event), whereas for me, 25 crore people of Uttar Pradesh are my family. I was also in the grip of Corona, and as soon as the report came negative, I went out to different districts. However, Prime Minister Narendra Modi advised me not to step out saying there could be problems due to post covid complications," Yogi Adityanath said.

  • 9:29 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    CM Yogi reveals why he decided to contest from Gorakhpur

    To a question as to why he decided to contest from Gorakhpur itself, Yogi said, "Gorakhpur is my karmabhoomi. 5 times the people of Gorakhpur have elected me as an MP (Member of Parliament). When the party asked me for an option about contesting elections, I said that I would like to contest from Gorakhpur only. In Gorakhpur, every citizen engages in the process of election with a spontaneous spirit... that's why I left the election here to the people of the state and myself campaigned across the state."

  • 9:22 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    All those left BJP are losing, says CM Yogi

    Regarding ministers like Swami Prasad Maurya who resigned from the BJP government just before the elections, Yogi said, "You take note of my words. All those who have left us are losing."

  • 9:20 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    When UP CM Yogi Adityanath got emotional

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath got emotional while responding to a question of how her sister manages her day-to-day life as she runs a small tea shop. "As Chief Minister, I have taken oath of 'Rashtradharma'...not for family," an emotional Yogi Adityanath. READ MORE

  • 8:56 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Like Lanka, the end of Samajwadi Party has come, says CM Yogi

    Hitting out at Akhilesh Yadav's Samajwadi Party, CM Yogi Adityanath said, “Like Lanka, the end of Samajwadi Party has come,” while quoting from the Ramayana on how Lankini, the female demon who protected Lanka, knew the end was near, when she looked at Hanuman, who appeared before her as a giant.

  • 8:54 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    CM Yogi on hijab controversy

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath while speaking on the hijab controversy said that personally, he has no objection to anybody wearing whatever dress one wishes, but one cannot force the beliefs of one religion or community on the nation.

  • 8:53 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    BJP will win 80 per cent seats in Uttar Pradesh assembly elections: CM Yogi

    A confident-looking Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday predicted that his party BJP will win 80 per cent seats in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, counting for which will be held on March 10. Two phases of polling remain on March 3 and 7. READ MORE