Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that in the first year of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s second term, many important decisions were taken that are in the interest of 135 crore people and the unity of the country.
“Today, the country is capable of arranging food for every citizen as well as paving the way for construction of Ram temple. It was Modi’s resolve which paved the way for giving power to Muslim women by criminalising instant triple talaq and repealing Article 370 that gave special status to Kashmir,” Yogi said in a statement here on Saturday.
He said during the coronavirus pandemic, the Modi government worked tirelessly in providing relief to the people as well as formulating policy to check the spread of the dreaded virus.
“It was Modi government which gave a package of Rs 20 lakh crore to give impetus to industry and this has been appreciated by one and all,” he said.
Taking a dig at the Congress, Yogi said that dishonesty was in the character of the grand old party and even in times of disaster, the party did not desist from its dishonesty.
“The Congress has made a mockery in the name of sending buses for workers, and people of the country know the difference between its words and actions,” he said.
The chief minister said that 30 lakh migrant workers had returned to Uttar Pradesh so far and the goal of the state government was to give work to all of them in the state.
“The government has set up a commission in the state to address the problems of workers and absorb them. Also, in order to connect the workers coming from outside the state to employment, the government is not only making a survey of the industries but is also in talks with its different associations,” he said.
The chief minister said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s resolve to make India a 5-trillion dollar economy would be fulfilled soon. “The Uttar Pradesh government stands with the Central government on this issue,” he added.
Yogi said that the Uttar Pradesh government had started working to realise Prime Minister Modi’s ‘Vocal for Local’ and ‘Local to Global’ vision. The chief minister said that Uttar Pradesh had a large share of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) sector. “Today, the state’s export is worth Rs 1.16 lakh crore from the MSME sector alone,” he said.
During the lockdown, UP’s 119 sugar mills, more than 12,000 brick kilns and more than 2,500 cold storages also continued to work, he said.