Under opposition attack for his frequent foreign trips, Prime Minister Narendra Modi found an unexpected support on Thursday from Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav.
"People are saying that the Prime Minister is going abroad. It is good for the country as it is bringing investments," Yadav told media in Fatehpur. "Everyone wants investment, be it in the country or in the state," stressed Yadav, who had himself been on a foreign trip recently.
The UP CM said people of the country are hoping for basic facilities from the central government. On losses suffered by state's farmers due to untimely rains and hailstorm, Yadav said his government was providing maximum help and compensation to them.
Claiming that so far the state has not got any help from the centre, he said more help will be extended when the centre provided its share. Taking strong exception to illegal mining on the banks of river Yamuna, CM ordered probe and warned stern action against the guilty.
He also gave an assurance that a new bridge will be constructed at Kishunpur on Yamuna bank.