We have achieved all our 100-day targets, says UP CM
Yogi Adityanath lists achievements that include implementation of e-vidhan system to make proceedings of state legislature paperless, portal for pensioners, action against mafia and removal loudspeakers in UP
LUCKNOW Chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday said his government had achieved all the targets set for first 100 days and expressed confidence that his ministerial colleagues would be able to achieve all future targets.
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“We don’t believe in making speeches. We did what we promised. We have achieved all our targets set for the first 100 days…I am sure all our ministerial colleagues will achieve targets set for the future in a time-bound manner,” said the chief minister while speaking to media persons on completion of what he called 100 days devoted to service, security and good governance.
A short film highlighting the achievements of the state government was also screened at the event organise at Lok Bhavan here. Deputy chief ministers Keshav Prasad Maurya and Brajesh Pathak were also present on the occasion.
The Yogi 2.0 government, following its installation on March 25, 2022, had set targets for the first 100 days, six months, one year, two years and five years. It implemented 97 out of 130 promises listed in the BJP’s 2022 UP poll Sankalp Patra. “The remaining 33 promises too would be implemented in the next two years. A target to provide 10,000 jobs in 100 days was set and the same has been achieved,” said the CM.
Adityanath began his address referring to the BJP’s victories in 2022 UP assembly elections, in the election to the state legislative council from local body area and the by-election to the Azamgarh and Rampur Lok Sabha seats. He said while the BJP was setting new records of victory, the SP and BSP were nowhere. “This is for the first time that the Congress is without any member in the legislative council,” he added.
He listed achievements that included implementation of e-vidhan to make proceedings of the state legislature paperless, portal for pensioners, action against the mafia and removal or lowering of volume of 1.20 lakh loudspeakers in UP.
“Before 2017, Uttar Pradesh faced crisis of identity. The state has the potential of becoming the growth engine of India and would have to play an important role in India becoming a five-trillion dollar economy. In the first few days itself, the UP government had worked out targets by dividing departments into 10 important sectors to make the state a trillion-dollar economy in five years,” stated Adityanath.
The chief also referred to the formation of 18 groups of ministers and said GoMs were touring and camping in 18 divisions to oversee implementation of schemes. He said every group of ministers had covered two divisions till now.
Adityanath said property worth ₹844 crore of the mafia had been confiscated in the past 100 days and the total property confiscated till now was worth ₹2,925 crore (in five years). He also used the occasion to thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi for distributing ODOP products as gift to heads of G7 nations recently.
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