In a bid to put an end to VVIP culture, newly- elected Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath has said no to red beacons. The CM of UP decided to completely do away with the lal batti culture. This would mean no minister would don red beacon lights on their official cars.
The decision was made at the ongoing cabinet meeting in Lucknow. Adityanath chaired his first cabinet meeting after he was sworn in as the CM of Uttar Pradesh at a grand ceremony on Sunday.
The decision comes a few days after the Punjab government during its first cabinet meeting after the Congress won the elections decided to do away with the lal batti culture. It was decided that legislators and top officials will not use the red beacon on their official vehicles. In Punjab, it was also decided that the Chief Minister, legislators and ministers will not lay foundation stones or carry out inaugurations.