Industrial development minister Satish Mahana on Monday administered a cleanliness pledge to sanitation employees and other staff of the Noida authority, apart from his own party workers, during his first visit to Noida as minister.
Sanitation employees took the pledge with him in Sector 3 before he reached the Indira Gandhi Kala Kendra to address Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers in Sector 6. He reached Noida at 10am and made his way to Sector 3, where he symbolically cleaned a road with a broom. He then visited Sector 6 where he took the cleanliness pledge along with Noida authority officials.
In his address to party workers, he said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself took a broom in his hand and cleaned the roads in Delhi to inspire others to do the same.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi has woken up the people and the party workers and inspired them to work for public welfare. Taking inspiration from him, we have decided to clean Uttar Pradesh. We will not only rid UP of garbage, but also of the ill feelings that officials have in their minds. We will clean everything from roads and garbage to the minds of the people,” he said.
State minister (independent charge) of cane development and sugar mills, industrial development, Suresh Rana and Noida MLA Pankaj Singh, who were present with Mahana, also said that they will work to make Noida a better city.
“We will bring in investment and help set up industries so that Noida surpasses Gurgaon in all aspects, including job creation and policing. It would be the place to work and set up a business. We will also make Noida the safest place for women,” he said at the event in Sector 3.
Mahana also said that he will regularly visit Noida and keep interacting with the people so that the city does not remain neglected.
“Earlier, chief ministers did not visit Noida because there was a perception that whoever visits the city will lose their position. But we do not believe in andhvishwas (superstition), so we will keep coming to Noida to be able to fulfil the promises made to public,” he said.