New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh's newly appointed Chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday condemning corruption in the state and said he will work to free the land from communal riots.
Adityanath, the five-time Bhartaya Janata Party (BJP) member from Gorakhpur, said he would curb anti-social elements in the country's most popular state.
"We will work to make the state free of corruption, rowdyism and hooliganism. We will present a development model which will prevent distress migration of youths for jobs," he said.
In what looked like a farewell speech, Adityanath thanked members for their affection during his membership of the House.
Adityanath spoke while the House was debating the finance bill.
He also claimed the credit for bringing about changes in Gorakhpur, which he admitted did not enjoy a positive image among people earlier. Adityanath was first elected to the Lok Sabha from the seat in 1998.
He now said that no trader in Gorakhpur paid "goonda tax" and the town did not witness incidents of abduction.
"There were 403 riots in Uttar Pradesh, but not one in eastern UP. We will be successful in creating the same situation in uttar Pradesh."
Going back in the days when he became MP for the first time, Adityanath said he had gone to meet a minister who recalled having having been at a rally in Gorakhpur whre bombs were thrown.
"In last 15 years, what used to be said for Gorakhpur, was said for a whole of aUttar Pradesh.
Praising the BJPs government ,Adityanath said the verdict in Uttar Pradesh was a slap on the face of those who questioned the welfare policies and development Agendas of the Narendra Modi government.
" We will bring a new model of development in Uttar Pradesh under the leadership of our Prime Minister Narendra Modi. We are committed tyo development of evry cast, evry class and every citizen," he said.