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Adityanath's appointment as UP CM shows 'development a mere slogan' for BJP: Owaisi

ANI  |  Kishanganj (Uttar Pradesh) (India) 

Expressing displeasure over the appointment of Hindu hard-liner as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, All Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday said that 'development' for the (BJP) is a mere slogan and that after winning the throne of the politically crucial state, the saffron party is now showing its real face.

Owaisi said that at the time of 2014 general elections, Prime Minister Modi promised to put an end to communal politics, but by putting Adityanath at the helm of Uttar Pradesh, he has proved that his main agenda is to distort the diversity prevalent in the nation.

"When Modi became the Prime Minister he assured that he will put an end to communal politics. But looking at the current scenario it doesn't seem so. The is again showing its new real face. Development is a mere slogan. The is only trying to end the secularism and diversity of the nation," Owaisi told media.

However, Adityanath after taking oath as Chief Minister of yesterday, said he will not indulge in any discrimination against people and will work for "sabka saath, sabka vikas".

His detractors have been accusing that the newly appoint chief is a 'Hindutva icon' and that will be vindictive in his governance.

Adityanath ruled that has lagged behind on the development front in the last 15 years that the was out of power and promised to take effective steps to ensure that the state makes progress under.

"My government is committed to lok kalyan (welfare of the people) without any discrimination against anybody," Adityanath said.

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First Published: Mon, March 20 2017. 10:22 IST