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100 days in office: Yogi Adityanath says committed to making UP a developed state

He also used the occasion to blame the non-BJP government for the state’s backwardness.

india Updated: Jun 28, 2017 00:28 IST
Umesh Raghuvanshi
Umesh Raghuvanshi
Lucknow, Hindustan Times
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath.
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath.(PTI Photo)

Expressing satisfaction with the work done by his government in first 100 days, chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday said he was committed to making Uttar Pradesh a developed state.

He also used the occasion to blame the non-BJP government for the state’s backwardness.

“Hundred days is a brief period and with limited resources in a big state like UP, making a difference is a big challenge for any government. We accepted the challenge and are satisfied with our achievements. We are committed to making UP a developed state,” the CM said.

Yogi released a 50-page report card titled “100 days of faith” in the presence of his ministerial colleagues at Lok Bhawan here.

“UP lagged behind during the previous regimes led by other parties in the last 10-15 years. Dynastic rule and corruption was rampant and it did a lot of harm to UP. It also had an adverse impact on the state’s law and order. Our government is working for the people in an impartial manner,” said Yogi.

He also expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah for leading the BJP to a historic victory in the 2017 UP assembly elections.

Yogi read out a statement that highlighted all the major decisions of his government in the last 100 days including crop loan waiver, record procurement of wheat, clearing of cane growers’ dues, commitment to 24-hour power supply by October 2018 and mining policy.

He said the decision to waive the crop loan of up to Rs 1 lakh would benefit nearly 86 lakh farmers. “Our government will not pass on the Rs 36,000-crore burden of loan waiver to the people. The government will instead cut down wasteful expenditure to meet the cost of loan waiver,” he said.

Yogi announced his government would celebrate 2017 as “Garib Kalyan Varsh” (year of the welfare of poor).

“Our government assumed power with a commitment for change, development and empowerment of the poor. We have started making efforts to take the state ahead. We are committed to improving law and order. We will provide food, housing, roads, drinking water and facilities of toilets to the people,” he said.

The CM said his government was working on the union government’s principle of ‘Sabka saath, sabka vikas’ taking all sections of the society along. He said his government assumed charge in the birth centenary year of Jan Sangh ideologue Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyay and remained committed to Upadhyay’s philosophy of Antyodaya (uplift of the weakest section of society).

Replying to a query, Yogi said his government would ensure welfare of all sections of the society and urged the media to extend “positive cooperation”.

First Published: Jun 28, 2017 00:27 IST

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