Yogi Adityanath orders renaming of UP schemes

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday warned that those protesting against shifting of liquor shops from taking law into their hands. Mr. Adityanath directed officials to ensure that cooperative sugar mills that are shut get the "necessary arrangements" and procedure is followed for their timely commission for the coming financial year 2018-19.

Besides, the Ballia Expressway will no longer be known as the Samajwadi Expressway but Purvanchal Expressway. Other than this, the state government will also have to face the major burden of the Seventh Pay Commission payouts.

Many in the state's corridors of power say this is just the beginning.

The previous regime had launched a host of schemes - Samajwadi Pension Yojana, Samajwadi Salt and Samajwadi Ambulance Seva.

The BJP Government yesterday ordered to drop the prefix "Samajwadi" from all schemes and replaced with "Mukhyamantri" in case of state programmes, and their original name in case of centrally funded programmes.

The minister clarified that no welfare schemes would be closed by the Yogi Adityanath government but would simply be renamed. "Central schemes will be known as "Kendriya Yojana", he said.

The SP government on its part made a decision to run the scheme from its own resources. School bags had the photograph of then chief minister Akhilesh Yadav printed on them.

The BSP was in power from 2007 to 2012.

The SP government had also chose to restore the name of the state's prestigious medical university as KGMU that the erstwhile Mayawati-led BSP government had named as Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University.

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

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