"You are part of our "Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas" policy (cooperation of all, development for all)," beamed the Chief Minister and then folded his hands and walked off, refusing to answer questions on farmer loan waivers, law and order and vigilantism amid loud protests by journalists.
"Read our book and then ask questions," offered UP's health minister and government spokesperson Sidharth Nath Singh, referring to a booklet released by the Yogi Adityanath government on the occasion. "The problem is the media comes with pre-mediated questions. We have given a book to you highlighting our achievements. You don't want to read it but to put questions. I don't think that's fair to the Chief Minister," Mr Singh said.
Questions, the minister said, could be posed "in many forums available".
He is following, the Chief Minister said, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mantra of "Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas," reiterating that his government will work for all sections of the society without any discrimination.
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