Yogi Adityanath led Uttar Pradesh government is all set to do away with the minority quota that was announced by the previous Samajwadi Party government led by former UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in UP is reportedly studying the various schemes launched by the previous state government and is making efforts to correct the anomalies in the schemes.

“We are in the process of studying all the schemes. We will continue those which we consider are important but scrap others,” Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Keshav Prasad Maurya told ANI.

During the Samajwadi Party regime, Ex UP CM Akhilesh Yadav’s government had allotted 20 per cent reservation and work allotment to minorities in 85 welfare schemes. While campaigning for Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, the BJP government had affirmed that they will do away with caste-based appeasement in the state.

Meanwhile, Samajwadi Party had promised that they would consider all Muslims as ‘most backward’ and will also provide reservation to them. Lone Muslim minister in the Yogi Adityanath government, Mohsin Raza backed the move and asserted that minorities would benefit through just means and not through quota.

It was earlier reported that Yogi Adityanath was also contemplating to scrap schemes including Samajwadi Smartphone Yojana, Janeshwar Mishra Gram Yojana and Lohiya Aasra aur Aawaas Yojana. The ruling Uttar Pradesh government had also replaced the word ‘Samajwadi’ from all the schemes with the word ‘Mukhyamantri’.

The state government has further affirmed that opposition allegation of political vendetta will not stop the government to continue their fight against corruption.