Asserting that law and ordered would be the priority of his government in Uttar Pradesh, newly-elected Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday met state police chief over the murder of Bahujan Samaj Party Leader Mohd Shami.
Even on Saturday after being appointed as CM, Adityanath had said that his priority would be development and strengthening of the law and order situation in the state. He vowed to abide by Prime Minster Modi's idea of sabka saath, sabka vikas.
"Safety of people is of prime importance. There will be zero tolerance towards crime: Shrikant Sharma," UP minister Shrikant Sharma was quoted by ANI as saying.
BJP leaders are in pitching for development and zero tolerance for crime in unison after Adityanath's swearing in. They are definitely trying to portray Adityanath as a champion of development in order to gain acceptance for him across Uttar Pradesh.
Mohd Shami was shot dead by bike-borne assailants in Allahabad on Monday morning, hours after Yogi Adityanath was sworn in.
Shami died after being reportedly shot at five times. A case has been registered against local leaders linked to BJP.