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PM praises Adityanath for efforts to combat encephalitis

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday praised Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for the significant decline in encephalitis deaths in Uttar Pradesh, saying he remained unfazed by the criticism from vested interests and continued with his efforts to combat the disease. I congratulate the government of Yogi Adityanath, which is working seriously on the front of cleanliness and health. There was not a single session of Parliament when Yogiji, as a Lok Sabha MP, did not raise the tragic issue of encephalitis deaths, the prime minister said here. He was speaking at the launch of the National Animal Disease Control Programme (NADCP). Recalling the large number of encephalitis deaths that occurred in the state in 2017 soon after the BJP government was formed, Modi said some vested interest groups had put the blame on Chief Minister Adityanath, ignoring the fact he had waged a war against the disease and awakened the country to the threat posed by it. But Yogiji did not fear, and ...

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