CHIEF MINISTER Mulayam Singh Yadav today focused on speedy development of Etawah, Mainpuri, Auraiya and Agra and announced several schemes for development involving an expenditure of over Rs 94 crore. He also dedicated to people a number of completed works including the Kachaura Ghat bridge over the Yamuna.
Addressing a series of public meetings in western UP, the chief minister asserted that there would be no paucity of funds for development of Kanpur division. He lambasted those who were trying to defame him by raising the bogey of step-motherly treatment to Rae Bareli. He said that a package of over Rs 1100 crore had been given to Rae Bareli for development, which was much more than that of the amount sanctioned for Etawah, Mainpuri, Badaun and Agra.
The chief minister said his government never acted with vendetta against anyone and was committed to render service to all sections of the society and strived for development of all. He said his government had allocated Rs 600 crore for the Kanya Vidya Dhan scheme to provide financial assistance to all girls to pursue their studies after intermediate education. He said his government had already started paying unemployment allowance to graduates and post-graduates.
Yadav described as “baseless” Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s charge that Rae Bareli was not being given regular power supply and said that round the clock power supply was being maintained to Rae Bareli city and for 14 hours to the rural areas of the district. He said the Centre discriminated against UP and that was why the State had been denied the development package which was given to Andhra Pradesh and some other states.