Describing the past five years as an era of good governance, Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel lauded the Yogi Adityanath Government for laying the foundation of development in the State during its first term.
During her address to the joint sitting of the UP Legislature on Monday, Patel said, "A grand building of development will take shape on the foundation laid during the first term in the next five years. To achieve the goal, efforts are being made to increase investment and strengthen infrastructure to make Uttar Pradesh a leading state in the country on multiple fronts."
In her address, Patel outlined developmental initiatives of Yogi Adityanath’s previous government and also the projections for the next five years. She said work was in full flow on the defence manufacturing corridor projects and there was a focus on self-employment schemes and establishment of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).
The work on the Lucknow-Ghazipur expressway was on while the government had improved aviation facilities, completed 20 irrigation projects and made five international airports, she said.
The governor said Asia’s biggest airport was coming up at Jewar and important steps were being taken in the field of defence production.
Congratulating Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for the historic mandate in the recent assembly elections, Patel said, "In the next five years, our government will compete with itself to further strengthen good governance."
“Expressing faith in nationalism, good governance, security and development, the prudent people of Uttar Pradesh have given my government an opportunity to serve the state again,” she said.
“Such an opportunity has been given to any government after 37 years, which proves that the government has fully met the expectations of the people,’ she said.
The governor said due to the efforts of the government, UP was at the top place in four dozen schemes, which was proof of good governance.
Some members of the opposition parties tried to create disturbance during the governor's address but she read out her entire address without stopping.
Appreciating the better law and order situation in the state, Patel expressed happiness over the peaceful completion of various festivals in the recent past.
While addressing the House, the governor mentioned the efforts being made by the government in all areas including housing, social security, pension schemes, industrial investment, infrastructure development, education, health and women's uplift.
She also stated that work would be done while fixing the timeline for implementation of projects and focus would be on performance-based works.