UP CM Yogi AdityanathUP CM Yogi Adityanath

Virendra Singh Rawat / Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath today released his report card on completing one year in office in his second consecutive term.

Addressing media persons in Lucknow, Yogi released a booklet listing his various achievements during his more than six years, a record, as the CM of the country’s most populous and politically most significant state.

He said his greatest achievement was changing the perception of UP from negative to positive, and one which exudes confidence and inspiration among citizens.

“Today, any mention of UP does not evoke a negative sentiment or emotion…The youth of UP do not anymore hide their identities outside the state, whether in India or abroad,” he noted.

“We have launched projects worth Rs 5 trillion in the last six years, while several of these have also attained commercial production,” the CM said flanked by his deputies Keshav Prasad Maurya and Brajesh Pathak, top UP wing leaders of ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and people’s representatives from Lucknow constituency.

While Yogi spoke to the media in Lucknow, the ministers in charge of different districts followed suit in their respective mandated constituencies to apprise people of the purported good works done by the Yogi government.

“UP is the leading state in ethanol production, while it is also leads in new age high-tech manufacturing such as smartphones. Soon, the state will have the biggest robotic plant, and become a data centre hub,” he added.

The CM claimed the policy of zero tolerance and an unsparing stance against mafia, criminals and anarchists had delivered the goods for the state.

He maintained UP was now reckoned for its mega infrastructure projects spanning expressways, airports, metro rail etc. He specifically listed under-construction nearly 600 km Ganga Expressway project between Prayagraj and Meerut. It is likely to be commissioned before the next Maha Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj.

“We have the roadmap to distribute 20 million tablets and smartphones, of which 2 million have already been distributed,” Yogi claimed.

He said the state government had facilitated direct payment, including crop loan waiver, to the tune of Rs 4 trillion to farmers.

The CM said the flagship one district one product (ODOP) scheme was being talked about globally for its novel approach to revive traditional and indigenous industry.

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Meanwhile, with the Lok Sabha polls slated in the first half of 2024, the BJP government is slowly morphing into election mode to garner the support of people and amplifying its achievements through mass media.

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