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In first cabinet meet, UP CM Yogi Adityanath extends free ration scheme by another three months

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Yogi Adityanath took oath as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh on Friday
  • Keshav Prasad Maurya and Brajesh Pathak took oath as the Deputy Chief Ministers
  • The BJP retained power in Uttar Pradesh by winning 255 out of 403 constituencies

In the first major decision of the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh, the state cabinet on Saturday decided to extend the free ration scheme initiated during the Covid pandemic by three more months. The program was supposed to expire in March.

A total of 15 crore people are benefiting from the program in the state, Adityanath said. The program was an important narrative in the just-concluded Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.

CM Adityanath will also address Additional Chief Secretaries, Principal Secretaries and top officials later today at Yojana Bhawan, Lucknow.

Earlier on Wednesday, Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel had appointed Ramapati Shastri as the Protem Speaker of the state Legislative Assembly. A four-member panel selected the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ex-minister and MLA Shastri as the Protem Speaker.

The governor administered the oath of Protem speaker on Saturday. 

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