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UP CM Yogi Adityanath chairs first state cabinet meeting

SNS | New Delhi |

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday chaired the first cabinet meeting of the state after taking charge as chief minister.

After becoming the state chief minister, Adityanath had made a series of announcements, including closure of illegal slaughterhouses, formation of anti-Romeo squads, ban on chewing of tobacco in office and loan waiver for farmers.

The Bharatiya Janata Party's manifesto promised to waive loans of small and marginal farmers. The state has 1.8 crore marginal farmers and about 30 lakh small farmers.

Other key promises such as electricity in rural areas and an ordinance on slaughterhouses are expected to be taken up at the cabinet meeting.

"Uttar Pradesh has been deprived till now, but the state will not be neglected anymore," the chief minister had said after his arrival in his home constituency Gorakhpur on March 25.

Reiterating Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'sabka haath, sabhka vikaas' slogan, Adityanath had said he will implement Modi’s vision.