With notification for the urban local bodies’ polls expected anytime in the next month, Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati, on Wednesday, targeted the rival parties, saying that her regime was the best in Uttar Pradesh in comparison to any other party, including the governments led by Bharatiya Janata Party, Samajwadi Party and Congress.
“Employment was given to the people during my regime and new pucca houses with basic facilities and land were also allotted free of cost to lakhs of families. Everyone saw the life of the poor being blessed during BSP regimes, but the same thing did not happen in the governments led by SP and BJP,” she tweeted on Wednesday while making a direct attack on the BJP government a day after Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced plans to invite investment in Uttar Pradesh.
Mayawati said such efforts should not just be limited to acquiring land or serving electoral interests but must be converted into speedy progress of the state.
Addressing a curtain-raiser ahead of the Uttar Pradesh Global Investors’ Summit 2023 in New Delhi on Tuesday, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said his government planned to organise roadshows in 18 countries and seven major cities of India to invite investors to the summit. He said the state had set a target of attracting investments of Rs 10 lakh crore through the event, which would be held in Lucknow from February 10 to 12 next year.
Attacking BJP over its claims, Mayawati said, “Continuous efforts of the government for domestic and foreign capital investment in UP are necessary, but they should not be limited to acquisition of agricultural land and serving political and electoral interests. People should also see speedy progress under the double-engine government in a backward state of the very poor like UP.'
Mayawati recalled how the BSP government had provided employment and free 'pucca' houses to the poor. “But the same kind of progress was not seen under the erstwhile Samajwadi Party government or the BJP government,” she said.
“Whatever work was done by the BSP government for the overall progress and development of Uttar Pradesh and for the safety and self-respect of the state's people was done on its own,” Mayawati said, and added. “Ganga Expressway and Jewar airport would also have been built along with the Yamuna Expressway had the Congress-led government at the Centre cooperated a little.”