Wed, 18 Apr 2012 08:28:08 GMT

Janata Darshan returns to UP

Lucknow: Making a difference in style of governance, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today revived the practice of meeting people to listen to their grievances at his official residence here, a step that was ended by his predecessor Mayawati.


Janata Darshan returns to UP

Long queues of people were seen at 5, Kalidas Marg, an area that was out of bounds for the common man during Mayawati's days.

The practice of Janata Darshan, which was very popular in the earlier regime of Mulayam Singh Yadav, was done away with by Mayawati.

In fact, all the roads leading to the chief minister's residence were closed for commoners with barricading done on both the sides when the BSP supremo was in power. The entry was open for media only during press conferences and that too for those who are invited.

Though immediately after assuming power in the state, Akhilesh started meeting people at his official residence, the formal Janata Darshan was revived today.

People from all over the state gathered at the first Janata Darshan of the youngest CM and police and security personnel had a tough time controlling them. There were directives not to use power to regulate the crowd.

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