The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has decided to annul yet another decision of the previous Samajwadi Party government. The Yogi government will end minority quota under various schemes launched by former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav.
Around 20 per cent quota was fixed for 85 schemes during the Samajwadi Party regime.
The move is inline with the Bharatiya Janata Party’s election announcement that the party will end caste based appeasement in Uttar Pradesh.
“We are in the process of studying all the schemes. We will continue those which we consider are important but scrap others,” deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya said.
Ever since taking charge as the Uttar Pradesh CM, Adityanath has been scrutinising schemes launched during Akhilesh Yadav’s tenure. The former CM’s dream project – Samajwadi Smartphone Yojana – was scrapped by the new government in April.
The BJP government had also removed the word ‘Samajwadi’ from all government schemes and replaced it with ‘Mukhyamantri’.
“Samajwadi word will be dropped from Uttar Pradesh government schemes. Mukhyamantri yojna will be used now,” Uttar Pradesh cabinet minister Siddharth Nath Singh had told reporters in Lucknow.
The decision came days after the Yogi Adityanath government decided not to distribute some 60 lakh ration cards printed by the previous Akhilesh Yadav government.
These ration cards had photograph Akhilesh Yadav. But, the Yogi Adityanath government decided to roll back all the ration cards having Yadav’s photographs.
Source: India Today