Tahlka News Bureau
LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath seem to have changes his political views about the monuments and statues build in the BSP supremo Mayawati's regime out of public money. The CM have announced to sanction Rs 10 crore for the maintenance of such monuments. A bid part of the money will be used for the upkeep of Dr Ambedkar Park and the monuments build by Mayawati regime in the name of the honoring Dalit icons.
Even in the Akhilesh Yadav, monuments close to Mayawati's heart, including the Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar Smarak and Park, Krishiram Eco Green Garden, Smriti Upvan, Bauddha Vihar and Shanti Upvan, Kanshiram Smarak, Ramabai Sthal etc, were left untouched leading to a worsening conditions.
However, Mayawati made a quick remark on Yogi Adityanath's sudden love for Dalit icon that changed the fate of these monuments, "If Yogi is so worried about Dalits and their leaders then he should ensure maintenance of monuments in their names. They are in bad shape due to the neglect of the previous government," she added a few days ago
Yogi, reacted to Mayawati's remarks showing a big heart within a period of two days, sanctioning Rs 19 crore to change the fate of the monuments. He also issues directions to the Lucknow Development (LDA) Authorities to commence maintenance work of these monuments immediately.
"These magnificent monuments are not personal properties of any political leader or particular government but heritage of the state and belonged to people. It is the duty of my government to ensure their proper maintenance and upkeep," the CM said, asking one of his special secretaries to convey the same to the LDA authorities.
The CM also ordered to maintain the Janeshwar Mishra Park and Dr Lohia Paark, built by the Akhilesh Yadav government.
LDA Secretary Seema Singh confirmed of the sanctions being received in two days, and confirmed that the tenders are being floated to start the maintenance work immediately. "We received the funds in record two days. Our focus is on cleanliness, develop the greenery and replace lights so that these monuments return to its original glory and people start throwing these places again. Reamaining work would start thronging these places again. Remaining work would start after e-tendering in consultation with members of maintenance committee," said the Secretary.
While this was not the first time when Aditynath have taken such decision above the political line. Earlier, he had ordered for the distribution several lakh of school bags bearing the picture of the former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav along with the Samajwadi Party logo on it.
The bags were lying in gowdowns and could not be distributed in the last academic session in government schools due to the late supply. The schools bags would have been dumped by now, probably by any new government.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath took the initiative to after the issue was bought to his notice for their distribution. "Students should not suffer due to political differences," he replied to the then Secretary of Education..