CM launches Rs 1k-cr projects in 2 UP districts

LUCKNOW: Inaugurating the Rs 340-crore Britannia Industries plant in Barabanki and launching a slew of development projects of nearly Rs 1,000crore in the twin districts of Sitapur and Barabanki on Wednesday, chief minister Yogi Adityanath appealed to people to return BJP to power in 2022 while he vowed to complete his development mission in the remaining six months. Britannia Industries manufacturing biscuits and bakery items would provide direct and indirect employment to over 1,000 people and source raw material from local farmers, he said.
In what was clearly an election speech, the CM said BJP ensured security and respect of all sections of people. Hitting out at BSP and SP, he said, the two governments would have failed to control Covid-19 pandemic, which his government has “almost managed to eradicate” with the Centre, state and public representatives walking with people at every step.
In Sitapur, the chief minister spoke about his government’s social welfare schemes and compared his governance with that of BSP and SP, saying “before 2017, ration meant for poor was either digested by the elephant which had a huge belly or was slyly sent to people in Saifai.”
With few months left for the 2022 polls, the CM has embarked on a spree of project inaugurations with development and unshackling Hindus from curbs clamped by previous regimes being cornerstones of his address. In Barabanki, he said, if earlier governments could develop Sufi shrine Dewa Sharif, then Mahadeva Temple too would be developed. “With the pandemic under control, we can now celebrate our festivals. The government will support you in this. Earlier, kanwariyas were not allowed to visit the Mahadev Temple. In case they played DJ songs, they were lathicharged. Even immersion of idols was not peaceful and Janmashtami celebrations were stalled. Today, our government has given safe passage to kanwar yatris and allowed DJs,” he said.
In Sadar, he said, “If you had chosen a BJP MLA, the area would have developed like other assembly constituencies which voted for BJP.” Reiterating that BSP and SP had no interest in development, Yogi Adityanath highlighted his government’s achievement in providing power, gas cylinders, ensuring law and order in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mantra of ‘sabka saath sabka vikas’.
“We have come to Barabanki with projects related to roads, hospitals, rural development, urban development, education, health, tourism and employment generation. In providing facilities and in ensuring crackdown against criminals, our government has not looked at caste, community, language or religion. Previous governments lacked vision and will,” he said.
In Sitapur, Yogi Adityanath promised safety, respect and self-reliance. “Sitapur is home to Naimish Dham and the district was first among beneficiaries of government schemes. In the four-and-a-half years, he said, 2.25 lakh families got own homes and nearly 5lakh were given free LPG connections under Ujjwala Yojana. He slammed the Opposition for “neglecting” Sitapur despite is proximity to the state capital.
“Earlier when there were floods in the district or an outbreak of any disease, the government in power would turn a blind eye to suffering of the people. That has changed under our government,” he said.

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