Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with the 14 recently-elected mayors from Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with the 14 recently-elected mayors of the state. PM Modi said "people's participation" has an important role in the "transformation of cities" in Uttar Pradesh, as he congratulated the mayors at his residence in New Delhi.
Expressing his gratitude to the people of the state for their support to the BJP in the local body elections, he said both central and state governments are determined to raise the people's standard of living and extend facilities to the last man.
PM Modi asked party workers to always remain committed to fulfilling the expectations of people. Uttar Pradesh BJP chief Mahendra Nath Pandey was also at the meeting.
Mr Adityanath gave a cheque of Rs 5 crore to PM Modi from the Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund towards the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund, to be used for Cyclone Ockhi relief efforts in the union territory Lakshadweep and some states.
Of the 16 municipal corporations in Uttar Pradesh that went to polls late in November, BJP candidates won the mayoral seats in 14, including in Lucknow, Agra, Varanasi, Moradabad, Kanpur and Allahabad.