No 'banarsi paan' in Yogi-raj..paan, gutkha banned in offices

Lucknow: The paan-chewing babus of UP are in deep trouble in Yogi-raj. The newly elected UP Chief Minister almost lost his cool and was furious on seeing paan stains in office premises when he visited old CM's office on Wednesday.

Yogi's reaction was prompt.He directed Uttar Pradesh government officials to stop chewing pan, pan masala etc when in office, after seeing betel-juice stained walls during his first visit to the secretariat annexe building here.

"The chief minister visited all the floors of the annexe building and met officials posted there. After detecting betel stains on walls, he asked employees not to consume paan or paan masala during duty hours and ensure cleanliness," Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya, who accompanied Yogi, said.

Adityanath also asked the the staff to make the atmosphere in the building healthy and clean by avoiding the use plastic, Maurya told reporters.

The annexe, known as Lal Bahadur Shastri Bhawan, houses the chief minister's office and his secretariat, offices of the state chief secretary, principal secretary (home) and other senior IAS officers.