Merely a few hours after BJP's hardliner Hindutva face Yogi Adityanath took oath as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, municipal authorities in Allahabad moved to seal two slaughterhouses in the city last night.
Veterinary Officer of Allahabad Nagar Nigam Dheeraj Goel told IANS on Monday that two slaughterhouses - one in Eidbagh and the other in Atala area of the city - were closed on 17 May, 2016 following an order from the pollution department.
Closing down of the illegal slaughter houses was the main agendas of the BJP's manifesto.
According to an Economic Times report, there are almost 40 legal slaughterhouses in Uttar Pradesh, which are duly licenced by the Centre's Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA). "Instead of blood of cattle, there will be streams of milk and ghee flowing throughout the state", Shah had said. Shutting down of illegal slaughterhouses was a prominent poll promise of the BJP and the initiation of the process has begun just a day after government formation. Shah, while speaking to India Today TV, asserted that he had promised to shut down all the slaughter houses state. "Govt will work for all section of society without any partiality, for this administration will be made accountable and answerable", Yogi had said. Humari sarkaar lok kalyan ke liye kaam karegi.