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Yogi orders renaming of UP schemes; 'Mukhyamantri' to replace 'Samajwadi'

Yogi orders renaming of UP schemes; 'Mukhyamantri' to replace 'Samajwadi'

With Yogi Adityanath-led government planning to make yoga compulsory in the educational institutions in Uttar Pradesh, Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma on Friday said that people should not try to draw parallel between yoga and religion, adding it doesn't belong to any particular community but is a part of physical fitness. Mr. Adityanath directed officials to ensure that cooperative sugar mills that are shut get the "necessary arrangements" and procedure is followed for their timely commission for the coming financial year 2018-19. The ambitious expressway projects had also been given the Samajwadi prefix. "If necessary, the state government would also recommend a CBI inquiry into the issue", Adityanath said.

Ambulances given to the state under the National Rural Health Mission were named as Samajwadi ambulances, while pension given to the BPL women was named as the Samajwadi Pension scheme.

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"The word "Samajwad" does not represent Samajwadi Party". Several other schemes of the previous government are likely to be rechristened by purging them of the word 'Samajwadi, ' which is synonymous with the previous regime. The scheme is prepared keeping in mind the needs of the poor section of the society, will start soon. "Central schemes will be known as "Kendriya Yojana", he said. In an earlier decision, the Bharatiya Janata Party government had said it would not distribute more than 60 lakh ration cards printed by the Akhilesh Yadav government as they featured a photograph of the former chief minister.

The BSP was in power from 2007 to 2012.

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The sensitivity over the name is, however, not a state-specific phenomenon.

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