Farah/Mathura, 2017.09.20 (Anuja Jaiswall, TNN): A day after former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh claimed that demonetization and hasty implementation of GST was adversely impacting the country’s GDP growth, UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday slammed the Congress party and claimed that India was “flourishing” under the Narendra Modi government.
“Since Independence those who thought that the country cannot run without them are shocked today as massive strides in development have been taken under the Modi government,” said Yogi, while addressing his first public rally in Braj region after taking charge as the chief minister. The event was part of the UP government’s ongoing commemoration of the birth centenary year of Deen Dayal Upadhyay.
Incidentally, Yogi’s Mathura visit also coincided with his government completing six months in office. “As many as 30 crore Jan Dhan accounts have been opened. Women who hadn’t even seen LPG cylinders have got free connections. Farmers have been provided relief through loan waivers,” he said.
The chief minister also announced to set up a degree college named after Deen Dayal Upadhyay for girls in Nagla Chandrabhan area of Farah in Mathura. He said that once the college comes up, girls will not have to travel for 14km to study. Yogi said that his government had taken several steps to ensure growth and development in the state. “We want to work like the Modi government, which has successfully completed three years in office.”
Lauding Deen Dayal Upadhyay for his contribution in nation building, the CM said, “Panditji is an inspiration for our generation. There is so much to learn from his life. He gave us the mantra of ‘Integral Humanism‘, which has been the guiding principle for our government. We are committed to uplifting the poor, Dalits, women and farmers.”
Earlier, UP power minister Shrikant Sharma, who had accompanied Yogi to Mathura, said that law and order situation in the state had improved immensely and 1100 crime accused had been sent to jail and 421 encounters had taken place. Sharma said that if anyone tries to protect criminals, action will be taken against him and this is a clear message to those who have been protecting criminals for the past 15 years.
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