The state BSP president, Swami Parasad Maurya on Saturday said, “Congress leaders are calling the resident of UP as beggars. It’s a slur on the pride and dignity of the people. Congress ruled UP for 42 year and pushed the state and its people into poverty and backwardness”.
Speaking in the HT conclave Maurya said “the BSP government was working hard to bring the state on path of development. That there had been increase in the awareness among the masses could be gauged from the fact that common people are participating actively in politics”.
Continuing attack on Congress Maurya said, “its leaders called for removal of poverty but looted the common people instead. The backwardness forced migration of the people”.
Focusing on the development projects launched by the state government Maurya said the people residing in the far flung areas have got the benefit of the development programmes. The development of the villages is among the top priority of the state government. The state government has also launched iwelfare schemes for the poor masses. The all round development of the state had been priority of the government.
Maurya said the state government has planned to set up international airport at Gautam Buddha Nagar and Kushinagar but due to hurdles put up by the central government the projects could not be launched. To gain cheap popularity the Congress general secretary had launched road show.
The economy of UP was based on agriculture Maurya said and added the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh awarded UP for achieving the maximum grain production target. The national crime bureau in its report stated that UP ranks third among the 35 states on crime control front. The state government has established a terror free rule. The goondas and mafias are in jail. Even the ministers, MPs and MLAs of the BSP tried to take law into hand have been punished and are behind bar.
Maurya said to impart quality higher education the state government established around 18 universities in private sector. For better administration not only the smaller districts were set up but also the proposal for the reorganization of the state had been forwarded to the central government after it was passed by the state assembly.
Over the opposition onslaught on the construction of memorials and parks Maurya replied, “merely 1% of the budget had been spent over the construction works. These days the memorials and parks have turned into tourist spots”.