Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath on Sunday said hooligans, mafia, criminals and other “anti-social elements” had no place in the state. “They have the option of leaving UP or else they would land in places designated for them [jails],” he added, indicating plans to revamp the law and order or Uttar Pradesh, PTI reported.

It was Adityanath’s first visit to his home district of Gorakhpur on Sunday since being sworn in as the chief minister. Addressing a gathering in the city, he emphasised on the need to change the state’s “dark” image and transform it into “a place where women feel safe and secure”.

“I would like to assure everyone that in the next two months, people will come to know how a state government should work,” the Bharatiya Janata Party leader said. “I got the opportunity to clean up this mess, and I will do it.”

The chief minister further asserted the need to work 18 to 20 hours a day and welcomed those willing to put in the hard work to join him in the government. “The time has come when we should work 18 to 20 hours a day. There no time for any mauj masti, [entertainment],” he said, adding that laid-back workers were free to leave.

Adityanath also warned BJP office-bearers and workers against undertaking “thekedari” (contract work) and said that the party’s landslide win in the Assembly elections had only raised their responsibilities in the state. “No office-bearer of the party or any public representative should undertake any thekedari. They should rather monitor them and inform me if they find any discrepancy, so that action can be taken immediately against the guilty,” he said.