Deputy CM KP Maurya said the ruling government would take the decision to close down all abattoirs, its poll promise, in the first state cabinet meeting.
Two slaughterhouses, which were running illegally, have closed down on March 19 in Allahabad. The Yogi CM, the head priest of Gorakhnath temple in his constituency, favoured closure of abattoirs, but meat traders said such a move would hit their livelihoods.
Yogi Adityanath this morning also met the Chief Secretary, the state’s top bureaucrat, before moving into his official 5, Kalidas Marg residence. He is also likely to meet principal secretaries of all departments.
Yesterday, the CM asked all his ministers to submit details of their assets within 15 days. Also, he told them to speak to the media through UP government spokespersons Shrikant Sharma and Siddharth Nath Singh.
Also, a departmental secretaries meeting is also on the agenda on March 20. Since the yogi’s takeover, there has been speculation of a bureaucratic shuffle.