Efforts on to introduce night safari in Lucknow, clean Gomti, says Yogi

Lucknow: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Tuesday that the BJP was set to emerge victorious in the first phase of municipal elections to be held on May 4.

Addressing a public meeting in Lucknow while wrapping up campaign for first phase, CM Yogi said: “I have visited 37 districts and 10 municipal corporations that are going to polls on May 4, and feel that people have made up their minds to shower their blessings on BJP candidates. I am confident of BJP candidates’ landslide victory in the first phase of municipal elections. “

CM Yogi said that the triple engine government was a must to ensure effective use of funds allotted by Central and the State Governments for developmental works and appealed to people to vote for BJP candidates and to cast their ballots even before breakfast.

“Lucknow is the largest municipal corporation in the state with 110 wards. It is a place which has been represented by towering personalities like former prime minister Atal Behai Vajpayee and Lalji Tondon. Today it is being represented by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. Today, Lucknow is being developed as node of Defence Corridor. The Brahmos missile will also be manufactured in Lucknow. There is Metro as well”, the CM informed.

He added: “The green corridor is also being built in Lucknow. Kisan Tak is becoming the lifeline of Lucknow and we are planning to form a Special Protection Group soon to clean Gomti river so that it becomes like the Ganga. We are also planning to introduce night safari in Lucknow. We will also rehabilitate street vendors, linking them with PM SVANidhi Yojana. We will also give houses to all those who have a piece of land, but have a salary of less than Rs 3 lakh per annum”, CM Yogi added.

CM Yogi said that India’s global prestige has grown significantly in the nine years of Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Government at the centre. According to him, Indian citizens are treated with respect in foreign countries today. The security of the country is getting strengthened under PM Modi’s leadership while massive work is being carried out in the infrastructure sector with IITs, AIIMS, medical colleges, airports, highways and waterways being built to accelerate development.

“Crores of people have got houses, toilets, LPG cylinders Jan Dhan accounts and health insurance under Ayushman Bharat in the country. 80 crore people have been getting free ration for the last three years in the country in the aftermath of Covid, which is unprecedented in the world”, he asserted.

Attacking the SP and BSP governments in the past, he said that they created new records of corruption while the double engine government was developing the state.

“They turned the state into heaps of garbage and handed guns to the youth whereas we are developing smart and safe cities and giving tablets to our youths and linking them with technology and training”, he remarked.

CM added: “We have provided 54 lakh houses,  2.61 crore toilets and 1.75 crore  LPG collections, in addition to providing free cylinders during Diwali and Holi. We have supplied electricity to 1.21 lakh villages, which did not have electricity since independence as well as 1.55 crore free electricity connection. We have been providing free ration to 15 crore people in UP”, the CM said.

Emphasising that the government was dedicated to welfare of people, he said that the SP and BSP criminalised politics and gave protection to criminals to terrorise traders.

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