Previous govts looted natural resources in Bundelkhand; no one would dare to do so today: Yogi

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath addresses public meeting in Jhansi

Lucknow: With the Jhansi Bundelkhand Industrial Development Authority (JBIDA), thousands of youth will get jobs: CM

In 3-4 months, all 7 districts of Bundelkhand will have access to clean drinking water through Har Ghar Nal Yojana, says CM

Accusing the previous governments of neglecting the development of the Bundelkhand region and looting its natural resources, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Tuesday that no one would now dare to do so in his government.

Addressing a public meeting in Jhansi ahead of the municipal election, the CM said, “After independence, Bundelkhand was supposed to participate in the development process, but the people in power never gave development any thought. Instead, their henchmen never thought twice about plundering Bundelkhand’s resources.”

As a result, the people of Bundelkhand were forced to migrate and the youths became unemployed, he said, adding “Modi Ji gave a vision of development. PM Modi laid foundation stone of a massive plant of Bharat Dynamics in this region and the work of Defence Corridor is also going on, which will employ thousands of young people.

Listing the development works done by his government for the region, Yogi Adityanath said, “The PM has dedicated the Bundelkhand Expressway, which has become the lifeline of Bundelkhand, and soon the government is going to start its Jhansi link.”

The Chief Minister went on to say, “We have announced Rs 6,000 crores for constituting the Jhansi Bundelkhand Industrial Development Authority (JBIDA). Now the youth of Bundelkhand will not need to migrate to other cities as they will get employment here itself.”

The Chief Minister noted that the seven districts of Bundelkhand, one of India’s most parched regions, will soon have access to clean drinking water through the Har Ghar Nal Yojana.

Stating that the cities of UP have been recognized as smart cities, he said, “There is no terror of miscreants in our cities now, rather they have been recognized as ‘safe cities’.” Today, our youth have tablets in their hands, not ‘tamanchas’, he added.

Yogi further added by saying, “kisi gareeb aur shareef ko chhedna nahi hai, par kisi gunda aur apradhi ko seena taan ke chalne bhi nahi dena hai” (We will not let any criminal wander freely in the state).

The CM also informed that now a sound and light show was being organized in Jhansi Fort based on the life of Rani Laxmi Bai and the First War of Independence in 1857.

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