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UP CM Yogi Adityanath confirms to build tallest statue of Lord Ram in Ayodhya

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UP CM Yogi Adityanath confirms to build tallest statue of Lord Ram in Ayodhya

 

UP CM Yogi Adityanath confirms the construction of the tallest statue of India ‘The Lord Ram Statue’. Considering the historic importance of Lord Ram birth place CM Yogi Adityanath on Saturday announced the forth coming step of building Lord Ram statue on the bank of Sarayu River. UP CM said during the press release that the statue of Lord Ram will be taller than Statue of Unity (182metres).

The overall height of the Lord Ram Statue will be 221 metres. The statue is further divided into three parts. First is the pedestal (Base) occupying 50 metres of height Second is Lord Ram itself occupying the 151-metre height of the statue and then the upper umbrella at the top occupying 20 metres of height. The statue, thus, will be 39 metres taller than statue of Unity inaugurated by PM Modi in Gujrat.

However, the government has not yet declared the expenditure cost for the construction of Lord Ram Statue and its possible location.

Ram Mandir Project Demo

UP CM Yogi to Rename Allahabad

The concurrent Yogi Adityanath govt. in Uttar Pradesh is likely to take a decision to rename Allahabad as Prayagraj prior to the commencement of Kumbh Mela of 2019, ANI has reported.

The news comes out as the city looks forward to hold one of the very hefty and adorned holy gatherings that is held every 12 years. UP’s Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya confirming the news has said that the name will soon be changed.

Prayag – the meeting point of three major rivers, Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati is what the city is famously known for. It was built in 1583 by Akbar and was a provincial capital in the Mughal Empire. Although the city’s economy was built on tourism, most of its income now derives from real estate and financial services.

This is 2nd most revenue providing district in Uttar Pradesh.

Gorakhpur Lok Sabha Bypoll 2018: Virat Kohli’s Name, Photo in Gorakhpur Voting List

As per the voter slip, Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli’s name has been registered under Sahajanwa Assembly segment in Gorakhpur where Lok Sabha bypoll is scheduled to be held on March 11.

The discrepancy is not limited till here as election officers, who are no more, have also been deployed on election duty. Counting of votes for Gorakhpur Lok Sabha bypoll  will be held on March 14  with Kohli’s voter number given as 822.

Gorakhpur bypolls were announced after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath vacated the seat by resigning as Lok Sabha member in September last year following his election to the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council. On March 11, Phulpur Lok Sabha seat will also go to polls. It was vacated by Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minster Keshav Prasad Maurya.

The admission, complete with the skipper’s photo, has puzzled officials who ordered a probe.

Sub-Divisional Magistrate Pankaj Srivastava said an investigation has been launched into the mix-up.

According to the Election Commission, there 19.61 lakh voters in Phulpur parliamentary constituency, while there are 19.49 lakh voters in Gorakhpur parliamentary.

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Corruption, a fixed system in Yogi Raj

The power shift in Uttar Pradesh’s politics had paved the way for the much-needed force which had left the party in power at the Centre i.e the BJP in distress. After losing Delhi, Bihar and West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh win came as a relieving pill for the top honchos in the party. Yogi Adityanath took the oath and got the new address to mention, 5, Kalidas Marg, Lucknow.

Announcing the manifesto, or as BJP calls it ‘Shapath Pran’, has the main focus points of law and order and corruption, which had taken the back seat during the Akhilesh Yadav’s tenure, as what BJP project the state.

Taking stern approach on corruption, Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday also announced that the properties of officials found cheating the poor would be seized and will face compulsory retirement.

A few days back, going tough on criminals, the Uttar Pradesh CM has given a free hand to the police for the encounter to maintain the law and order in the state.

Declaring it as a mere publicity stunt, the opposition leader, who doesn’t wish to be named, said, “It’s just the publicity stunt. No such orders have been passed on to the police and criminals are at large”.

Talking on the corruption by the state government, the same leader said that the party now opened a “one window” for corruption, where the person is “appointed by the top leaders from the party”. He says, “The BJP in Uttar Pradesh is now more corrupt than the BSP and SP combined. BJP had opened the one window for corruption, where the person is appointed by the higher authorities and gives you the maximum profit for the party”.

Another opposition leader, on the terms of anonymity, said that “What now is agitating the BJP workers is that anyone can fight the election if he has the money with him”. He said that a well-known builder just parachuted from nowhere and run for the elections of the Mayor. “The builder, as he has got the money, approached the top party members, deposited the said amount and got the ticket”. Adding further, he said, “It all works as a fixed system, where all work in a system”.

The opposition party leaders had also claimed that the slogan of dynasty politics is also a fog-screen to divert the attention of the common man, he says, “An MP from BSP is making all the effort to get the BJP’s ticket for her wife to run for the ward elections. See it just the smog-screen that is created to divert the attention of the common man”.

Rubbishing the claim made by the opposition, the BJP has said that the allegations made by the opposition are baseless and they have no real topic to target the BJP.

Incredible India? Swiss Couple brutally attacked in city of Taj ahead of U.P CM’s visit

In a huge embarrassment to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister during his Agra visit to Taj Mahal on Thursday, a group of youngsters in Fatehpur Sikri harassed and chased a Swiss couple and left them severely injured with a broken skull, a fractured arm and a hearing impairment. Following the news of the attack, the central government swung into action and start taking steps for damage control.

Being a popular tourist destination among foreigners, Tourism Minister K Alphons wrote a letter to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, expressing his concern over the assault near Agra.

“I’ve written to the CM expressing my concern. I’m sure the culprits will be nabbed soon. He’s (the CM) in Agra today, so the probe into the incident will be looked into in utmost detail,” Alphons told News18.

Reacting to the assault, External Affairs Minister took the situation into her hand and asked for the report on the matter from the State Government, she tweets, “I have asked for a report from the State Government. My officers will reach them in the hospital.”

Meanwhile, Agra Police has managed to nab down one of the accused while the hunt for the other is still underway.

The incident took place on Sunday afternoon when Quentin Jeremy (24) and his friend Marie (24) visited Fatehpur Sikri complex and a group of youngsters first approached the couple and asked for the selfies with Marie. Upon declining on the same, the two accused started to chase the couple and forcibly clicked the pictures.

The couple had been on tour to India since September 30 and was in Agra for two nights before they decided to visit Fatehpur Sikri on Sunday.

Quentin, who is now undergoing treatment at a hospital in New Delhi, said, “I was with my girlfriend in Fatehpur Sikri, when a group of young boys started following us and started taking our pictures, even after my objection. They followed us for almost an hour.”

They soon started harassing the couple and after a while started thrashing Quentin with sticks. He said, “They started hitting me on my head with a stick and kept doing so until I fell down. My girlfriend rushed to help me and raised an alarm. They didn’t even spare her.”

“When my girlfriend raised an alarm, people gathered around us, but by then me and my girlfriend had sustained injuries,” said Quentin, who has suffered a skull fracture. Doctors say he has suffered a hearing impairment after a blow landed on his ear and had developed a clot in his brain. His friend Marie suffered a fracture.

“The more frightening scene was that the bystanders were taking photos and shooting videos while we were lying injured on the ground,” said Quentin.

Alphons, however, feels the on-off incident will not impact India as a popular tourist destination.

“India is a vast country. There are good and bad elements and we’re working towards keeping the latter at bay. I’m sure that a one-off incident will not hinder tourism in the country,” he added.

According to police officials, the Swiss couple was initially taken to a community health centre but was later taken to Agra. They were later shifted to Apollo Hospital in Delhi.

Area Circle Officer Satyan Singh said, “Although the injured Swiss couple did not file a police complaint, a non-cognizable report (NCR) has been filed against four unknown persons and culprits will be arrested soon.”

Yogi Adityanath arrives in Agra, first BJP CM of UP to visit ‘monument of love’

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath arrived here on Thursday, a visit seen as a damage control exercise.

He will first visit the Nagla Pema area where a rubber check dam is likely to be constructed.

Locals are hoping that the Chief Minister will unfold a package for infrastructural development of Agra and soothe frayed tempers ignited by a series of controversial statements by politicians on the Taj Mahal.

He will visit the Taj Mahal where a cleanliness drive has been organised at its western gate.

The Chief Minister is also scheduled to launch Pro-Poor Tourism projects and address a public gathering at the GIC ground later in the day.

Adityanath’s visit to the Taj city comes after BJP MLA Sangeet Som had stirred controversy last week when he called the 17th-century marble wonder a blot on Indian culture, while some other right-wing politicians have said the Unesco World Heritage Site visited by millions was not representative of the Indian socio-cultural ethos.

Here are the 10 facts on the same:

  1. This is Yogi Adityanath’s first visit as Chief Minister, to the monument that has drawn tourists and celebrities from across the world. He had skipped the Taj Mahal when he first visited Agra in May but it had mostly gone unnoticed.
  2. He is expected to spend 30 minutes at the Taj Mahal built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal, visit the Shah Jahan park and launch a project to develop a tourist pathway from Taj Mahal to Agra Fort.
  3. “The Chief Minister will be visiting all the places inside Taj Mahal,” Awanish Awasthi, chief of the state government’s Tourism Department said. The Chief Minister is also expected to speak about the state’s Rs.370 crore-development plan for the city and the proposed international airport at Agra.
  4. The visit was announced last week in the middle of an acrimonious back-and-forth over the monument between BJP leaders and the opposition.
  5. “It does not matter who built it and for what reason; it was made by the sons of Bharat Mata. It was built by the blood and sweat of Indian labourers,” Yogi Adityanath said about the architectural marvel built by an army of 20,000 workers over 22 years.
  6. This statement was seen as a course correction. At a rally in Bihar this June, the saffron-robed Chief Minister had commented on how previous governments at the Centre gave tiny models of the Taj Mahal to visiting foreign dignitaries. The monument “does not reflect Indian culture”, he said.
  7. A few months later, when the Taj Mahal went missing from his government’s tourism brochure, there was a backlash from the opposition. In the words of Congress’ Abhishek Manu Singhvi, it spoke about “a clear religious bias which is completely misplaced”.
  8. BJP lawmaker Sangeet Som, who has been earlier accused of inciting communal violence, hit out at the government’s critics, saying the Taj was built by traitors. “What history are we talking about?… He wanted to massacre Hindus. If this is history, then it is very unfortunate and we will change this history, I guarantee you,” Mr Som had said at a rally in Meerut.
  9. A prominent figure in the campaign for a Ram temple in Ayodhya, Vinay Katiyar, also waded into the controversy, saying it was built on the ruins of an ancient Shiva temple and should be renamed as “Tejo Mahal”. A Haryana minister later called it a beautiful graveyard.
  10. The row has worried thousands in Agra who depend on tourist arrivals to the western Uttar Pradesh city, a few hours away from the national capital. According to government statistics, every fourth foreign visitor to the country visits the Taj but there has been a decline in the number foreign tourists to the white marble mausoleum widely considered one of the world’s seven wonders.

In bitter war of words, CPI(M) escalates online attack on Yogi Adityanath, BJP

Amid an ugly war of words between CPI(M) and BJP-RSS in the political space of Kerala, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) launched a fresh attack on Yogi Adityanath and BJP, on healthcare in Uttar Pradesh. Continuing its jibe at the right-wing party, CPI(M), over posts in twitter, raked up the issue of the deaths of several children in a government-run hospital in the UP Chief Minister’s parliamentary constituency, Gorakhpur.

Further hitting out at Adityanath over his comment “Kerala should learn how to run hospitals from UP”, CPI(M) posted an image of the UP CM with his quote and shared a news article on how a UP university hospital used industrial gas as anaesthesia. The Times of India article shared by CPI(M), along with Yogi’s quotes, mentioned that joint investigation team of the Centre and the U.P government found that forbidden industrial-grade gas had been used as anaesthesia to patients undergoing surgery in the Banaras Hindu University’s Sir Sundar Lal Hospital.

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CPI(M) latest barb at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader came following Adityanath’s comments on Wednesday where the UP Cm mentioned that there had been “300 deaths due to dengue in a year” in Kerala. With an aim to pitch Hindutva in Kerala, the UP Chief Minister led the saffron party’s fortnight-long ‘Janaraksha Yatra’, launched by BJP president Amit Shah on Tuesday.

Reportedly, Adityanath, addressing supporters at the rally in Kerala said, “In one year, there have been more than 300 deaths in Kerala due to dengue and several hundred deaths due to chikungunya. This shows the CPM government is not handling its responsibility.”

Yogi Adityanath’s remark came in a response to one of CPI(M)’s tweet, slamming the UP government for the death of over 60 children at the Ram Das Medical College Hospital in Gorakhpur. Hitting out at the UP CM, the CPI(M) tweeted, “Today, we invite UP CM Yogi to visit Kerala hospitals to learn how to run hospitals effectively.”

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However, claiming that the Gorakhpur hospital tragedy was the first of its kind in Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath said at the Wednesday’s rally, “While Uttar Pradesh effectively checked the menace of dengue and chikungunya, the Left party and its government have failed in providing basic necessities to people in the state.”

CM Yogi Adityanath resumes his office as priest in Gorakhnath Temple in Gorakhpur

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister is on a heavy duty side. The head of the state is handling double roll, one being governing the state and the head priest of the Gorakhnath Temple in his home turf, Gorakhpur.

The state head has been in his home turf, his long-time Lok Sabha constituency and is busy conducting special pujas during Navratri.

On Wednesday, CM Yogi Adityanath performed Maha Gauri Pujan, while on Friday; Adityanath perfumed a puja from 3 am to 7 am at the Durga temple near his room on the temple’s premises.

As the Mahant, he will lead a “Shobha Yatra” from the monastery to the local Ramlila Ground, following decades-old tradition.

The CM is performing all rituals connected to the 10-day festivities, including puja and havan, in the temple. Along with his priestly duties, Yogi is also giving directions to his ministers and administration through his secretary Ajay Singh, who is accompanying him in Gorakhpur.

Yogi has been performing special prayers at his “pooja sthal (place for puja)” in his residential area in the temple.

According to government officials, the priest-turned-politician still manages to find time for his administrative duties and has been interacting with top officials regularly.

Farmer shocked: Government making mockery by giving Rs 10 loan waiver to Uttar Pradesh farmers

It looks like Uttar Pradesh government is standing tall on their claim to waive off farmer’s loan amounting to Rs 36,000 crores, however, what the farmers have received so far are loan waiver certificates worth Rs 10 and Rs 215.

In the event organised at Hamirpur in Uttar Pradesh, farmers were in a shock after receiving a loan waiver certificates with amounts as low as Rs 10. The event is witnessed by state Minister for Labour and Employment Exchanges, Manohar Lal (Mannu Kori).

The farmers, who have a debt amounting to Rs 50,000, were left stranded clueless when they were handed certificates worth Rs 10 or 20. The state of confusion gripped the farmers as they were left nowhere to waive-off the remaining amount.

On receiving complaints regarding these faulty loan waiver certificates of Rs 10 and Rs 20, Mannu Kori said, “It might be due to some misprint in the certificate, the matter will be investigated and discrepancies will be corrected.”

The farmers were disgruntled over the administration and expressed their displeasure over the distribution of these certificates and said it was nothing less than a mockery on their plight.

Munni Lal, a farmer from Umri village in Hamirpur, approached the Minister of State and while showing his bank passbook complained that he had a debt of around Rs 50,000 and received a certificate of Rs 215. Another farmer, Babulal, complained of receiving a loan waiver certificate of Rs 28,000 while he had a loan of Rs 50,000

Around 12,460 farmers, just from the Hamirpur district, are supposed to get farm loan waivers in the first phase of the scheme.

MoS Mannu Kori, on Monday, distributed the certificates of farm loan waiver to 5,000 farmers. Many of the farmers among 45, who were called on the stage, complained of getting these low-value certificates.

Such incidents have cropped up in the past too. On 8th September, an incident at Brabanki district, where certificates were distributed to 5,000 farmers. Farmers in Barabanki too complained of receiving waiver certificates of Rs 12 and 24.

Going by the Yogi government’s decision, small and marginal farmers in Uttar Pradesh were to get up to Rs 1 lakh for their losses. There are about 2.15 crore farmers in UP, whose loans amounting to Rs 30,729 crores, are supposed to be waived.

The Rs 30,729 crore debt waiver would benefit farmers who had suffered losses due to drought, flood etc in Uttar Pradesh. Other farmers, whose loans were declared Non-Performing Assets by the banks and are beyond recovery, will also be waived. This would amount to another Rs 5,630 crores, in addition to the Rs 30,729 crore.

Technical snag hits Lucknow metro on debut ride: 101 passengers rescued

A day after Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath jointly flagged off the metro service in Lucknow, commuters got stuck inside the train for more than two hours because of a technical glitch during the debut commercial ride. With the metro coming to a sudden halt in its first ride, passengers were trapped inside the coaches without light and air conditioning. However, later panicked passengers were evacuated through the emergency door.

Yesterday, Rajnath and Adtityanath flagged off the first commercial ride of the Lucknow Metro which will be running from Transport Nagar to Charbagh and will be operational from 6 am to 10 pm. Asserting that the inauguration of the Metro will boost up infrastructural growth in UP, Rajnat Sing dedicated the project to veteran BJP leader and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. As reported by The Indian Express, Singh said. “Lucknow will now be known as the city of metro rail. Atalji was an MP from Lucknow and as PM, he had launched the first metro rail project in the country in Delhi.”

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While the Lucknow Metro rail Corporation (LMRC) has directed for an investigation into the matter, primary reports suggest that the train broke down because of the sudden application of the emergency brake. The official statement released by LMRC mentions, “Around 7.15 am, the metro train that was on its way from Charbagh to Transport Nagar developed a technical snag. The Emergency Brakes (EB) were applied in the train when the train was travelling between Durgapuri and Mawaiya Metro stations.”

And amid complaints of suffocation and rising temperature within the train, 101 passengers commuting the metro for the first time, were evacuated from the emergency exit and were taken to Durgapuri Metro station and later to Transport Nagar Metro station.

In December last year, the then Chief Minister of UP Akhilesh Yadav and Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav flagged off the trial run of the train on the same stretch, days before the crucial Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. With the final inauguration of the metro service, yesterday, the political uproar started between the former Akhilesh-led government and the ruling Yogi Adityanath government.

Hitting out at the saffron party government, Samajwadi Party stated that the Chief Minister and Home Minister is inaugurating a project which had already been flagged off by the former CM. Furthermore, Akhilesh Yadav took to Twitter to share photographs of him with the LMRC officials during the launch of the service in December last year.

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