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Yogi attacks state governments of Congress

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Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday attacked the previous state governments of Congress, SP and BSP alleging that they did nothing for the Bundelkhand region forcing the local for an exodus. “Large scale exodus of people from Bundelkhand is just due to the apathetic approach of previous states governments, who did done nothing for development of the region which has been reeling under shortage of water and amenities,” asserted Yogi. 

Yogi was speaking at Crafts Ground in Jhansi on Monday, where he the laid foundation of 33 schemes worth Rs 8205 crores and inaugurated various development schemes worth Rs 1126 crore including setting up of a Mega Food Part and Rs 20,000 crore defense corridor in Jhansi. 

“Before 2014, development or welfare of farmers and women etc were not on the agenda of governments and only after Narendra Modi became Prime Minister that all-round progress of the people occupied the top spot in the government’s agenda,” he added.

“After Modi came to power, issues related to farmers, poor and women etc were included in the government’s agenda,” pointed out Yogi highlighting the Centre’s Ujjawala, opening of bank accounts, Mudra scheme for youths etc. 

Yogi claimed that his government had waived off loan of over 48,000 farmers of Bundelkhand. He was also accompanied by Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Uma Bharati. He said that concentrating on Purvanchal and Bundelkhand, the PM has started schemes worth Rs 70,000 crore which would ensure several lakh new jobs.  

The Chief Minister further said that now the people of Bundelkhand would see all-round development in the form of Defence Corridor, Mega Food Park, Expressway, Rail Factory etc. He claimed with the Food Park becoming operational, many jobs would be created and the locals would get good price for their yield. “Similarly, the Defence Corridor would not only ensure all-round development but would create 2.5 lakhs new jobs. UP is the a huge market and the Defence corridor coming to the state is a huge deal,” said Yogi. 

The CM also claimed that 30,000 hectares of land has been already allocated for setting up of Defence Corridor and IIT, Kanpur would provide technical support. Yogi further said that the rapid mobility after the Expressway became operational would help in promotion of all local products and it would develop Bundelkhand as a new tourist hub.  

Yogi, who remained in Jhansi for over five hours on Monday, also held discussions with Nirmala Sitharaman and Uma Bharti, besides other officials to take stock of the preliminary work that has been carried out in the region. 

Earlier, the Defence ministry started a survey of the region and officials were reaching out to micro, small and medium enterprises to connect them with ambitious projects. The Defence Corridor was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during Investors’ Summit in Lucknow on February 21. The project is expected to bring in more than Rs 1 lakh crore investments into the state, a significant amount of which will go into uplifting the backward region of Bundelkhand. Sitharaman, who met the CM on setting up of the Defence Corridor in Jhansi earlier, said on Monday that the proposed Corridor was on track and ministry officials were already talking to the local industry. 

She said the officials were confabulating with micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) for upgrading their technical skills and offering them expert advice and consultations for prospective manufacturing. 




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