So far, only anti-Romeo squads, brooms in UP: Akhilesh

Lucknow, (IANS): Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday took a dig at the new state government, saying only “anti-Romeo squads and clean-up drives” have been witnessed so far.

The SP leader accused the new government of targeting officials of a certain caste.

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“I am waiting for the new Bharatiya Janata Party government led by Yogi Adityanath to come up with something concrete,” the Samajwadi Party President told the media here after its National Executive meeting.

“As of now, all we are seeing on television are cleanliness drives in government offices and the anti-Romeo campaign (against eve-teasing),” he said.

He also took a dig at state government officials who he said were in an overdrive to ensure cleanliness after a directive from Yogi Adityanath.

“I never knew these officials are so good at wielding brooms; or else, I would have given them this charge long back,” he quipped.

He said so far not even the first state Cabinet meeting had taken place and the SP was awaiting its outcome.

Akhilesh Yadav was apparently referring to the BJP’s poll promise that the loans of small and medium farmers will be waived in the very first Cabinet meeting if the party was voted to power in Uttar Pradesh.