Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday urged the BJYM members to use social media as a "weapon to expose" the opposition and popularise central and state governments' welfare schemes among people. Speaking at the inauguration of the state working committee of Bharatiya Janta Yuva Morcha (BJYM)-- the youth wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), CM Yogi advised them to interview the beneficiaries of government schemes in the state and share them on social media.
"The youth should work on popularising central and state government schemes among people. The young generation should make social media their weapon," he said.
He also highlighted that "every youngster has a mobile" and then chief minister stressed that there is a need to highlight the benefits of government schemes like Centre's Ujjwala Yojana and Saubhagya scheme and the state government's farmer loan waiver scheme among others.
"They should interview the beneficiaries and upload it on websites and social media. The opposition will get exposed by this," he said.
He further asked the BJYM to ensure that the saffron party has 3 crore members in the state so that the opposition-- Congress, Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) suffer a humiliating defeat in the 2019 general election.
"We all have to work together to increase the number of BJP workers to 3 crores before the Parliamentary election... if we succeed in doing that then Akhilesh Yadav (SP), Rahul Gandhi (Congress) and Mayawati (BSP) will not be able to even open their accounts in the state," he said.
Yogi further boasted that the state's security had improved under the BJP regime and youngsters, especially women were no longer afraid of venturing out at night.
"One and a half year ago... our sisters and daughters used to be scared of the dark... All those places are illuminated now", the CM claimed.
(With inputs from PTI)
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