Guilty in hooch tragedy will face exemplary punishment, warns Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath

The Chief Minister said that 'some people' were conspiring to vitiate the atmosphere in the state, PTI reported.

Guilty in hooch tragedy will face exemplary punishment, warns Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath

LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday said that those responsible for the deaths in the hooch tragedy will be awarded exemplary punishment by the government.

Replying to the debate in State Assembly on the motion of thanks to the governor for his address to the joint sitting of the state legislature, the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister said that 'some people' were conspiring to vitiate the atmosphere in the state, PTI reported.

"Some people are trying to vitiate the atmosphere of the state. The incident (hooch deaths) is unfortunate. Whosoever will be found guilty, he will get such a punishment that it will set an example for conspirators," Yogi was quoted as saying by PTI.

The chief minister said that some Samajwadi Party men were found involved in the past four cases of deaths due to consumption of spurious liquor. "The accused in similar cases in Azamgarh, Hardoi, Barabanki and Kanpur were of the SP," he said.

Yogi Adityanath also talked about the Ram temple issue and said that it was necessary that faith of the people should be honoured and the Supreme Court must take cognisance of the faith of millions of people.

"This dispute should not take even an hour more than 24 hours to resolve," he said.

Referring to the stray cattle issue, the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister said: "Earlier these cattle were sent to illegal slaughterhouses. Our government has stopped them from slaughtering so the cattle is in the fields or the roads. We are making arrangements for them and making shelter homes."

In a direct attack on SP and Bahujan Samaj Party, the CM said that these parties had made corridor of corruption and anarchy when they were in power. "All hooligans, mafias and anti-social elements are their sympathisers," he said.

(with PTI inputs)