Yogi throws out Samajwadi!

Lucknow: There is no place for 'Samajwadi' in the Uttar Pradesh governed by Yogi Adityanath. Simply put in UP, 'Mukhyamantri' is in, while 'Samajwadi' is a passe after the BJP tsunami in the recent assembly elections.    

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has issued directions to remove the word 'Samajwadi' from various development schemes running in Uttar Pradesh, saying 'Mukhyamatri' should be used in its place.

"All the schemes in which the term Samajwadi is used should be presented before the cabinet so that they can be reviewed and the word should be replaced with Mukhyamantri," the CM said at a review meeting late Thursday.

The previous SP government would typically add the word to the development schemes in the state. Even ambulances run under National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) were named Samajwadi Ambulance service.

Earlier, the BJP government had decided to not distribute over 60 lakh ration cards printed by the Akhilesh government as they featured a photograph of the former chief minister.