KANPUR: On Monday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath advised the Bharatiya Janta Yuva Morcha (BJYM) members that they can use social media as a “weapon” to “expose” the opposition. The minister also conveyed that social media can also be used in order to popularise central and state governments’ welfare schemes among people.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath addressed the inaugural session of the state working committee of BJYM in Kanpur. While addressing the session, Yogi Adityanath asked the youth wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to take interviews of the beneficiaries of government schemes in the state and share them over the internet.

“The youth should work on popularising central and state government schemes among people. The young generation should make social media their weapon. They should interview the beneficiaries and upload it on websites and social media. The opposition will get exposed by this,” Yogi Adityanath said.

Adityanath asserted that every youngster has a mobile, hence the benefits of government schemes like Centre’s Ujjwala Yojana and Saubhagya scheme and the state government’s farmer loan waiver scheme can be highlighted over social media platforms using the internet.

The UP Chief Minister also asked the Bharatiya Janta Yuva Morcha to make sure that the BJP has 3 crore members in the state so that the oppositions 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 Adityanath while addressing the event also talked about the improvement in the security of the state under the BJP rule. He said that women should no longer be afraid of roaming 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 Chief Minister claimed.