Double engine govt made best use of Aligarh’s locks, it put it on riots: CM Yogi

7 May, 2023 | Pragati Singh

CM Yogi National

UP was known for its Tala, Taleem, and Tehzeeb but these dynasts with casteist thinking shut down lock manufacturing units.

According to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday, the double-engine government has made the best use of the locks made in Aligarh by using them to put a stop to riots and make Uttar Pradesh entirely free of riots.

Seeking votes for the BJP candidates in the second round of municipal elections to be held on May 11, CM Yogi said, “UP was known for its Tala, Taleem, and Tehzeeb (locks, education, and manners), but these dynasts with casteist thinking shut down lock manufacturing units. They had nothing to do with Taleem and Tehzeeb. They gave guns to the youth while we are giving two crore tablets to them.”

CM Yogi claims that Aligarh Muslim University received land from Maharaja Mahendra Pratap Singh, who led the fight for the nation’s independence, but there isn’t even a plaque in the institution’s honour. He added that after the land became available, the double-engine government began constructing a state university in his honour due to public demand.

He attacked the opposition parties’ past administrations, claiming that they divided society based on appeasement and widened social gaps. Fear consequently overcame people prior to festivals. Curfew used to last for several hours. The trading industry came to a complete halt.

“But, today, you are witnessing the change that Aligarh, UP, and India are witnessing. India has come a long way in the last nine years of the honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership. What could not be achieved in 60-65 years, has been achieved in nine years. The government has worked to put a complete end to terrorism, Naxalism, and separatism in the country. Wherever people of India go they are treated with respect. The country’s global prestige has gone up significantly while massive infrastructural development is underway in highways, railways, metro, rapid rail, airports, and waterway in addition to setting up of IIMs, IITs, etc.”, he added.

He added that the opposition parties’ governments were unable to implement even 10% of the welfare programmes offered by the double-engine government.

“Houses and toilets have been built for crores of people. Fifty crore people are getting health insurance coverage of Rs 5 lakh under Ayushman Bharat. Youths are being connected with Skill Development, Startup India, Standup India, and Skill India. Jan Dhan accounts have been opened for crores of people. Besides, the government has been providing free ration to 80 crore people for the last three years and at the same has given 220 crore free doses of Covid vaccines”, he remarked.

In the last six years, 54 lakh houses, 2.61 crore toilets, and 1.75 crores free LPG connections have been built for the poor in UP, according to CM Yogi. He added that the government would also give away free cylinders for Holi and Diwali. According to CM Yogi, 1 crore of the poorest people in the state of Uttar Pradesh—women, widows, people with disabilities, and the elderly—receive an annual pension of Rs 12,000 from the Ayushman Bharat programmes.

Additionally, for the past three years, the government has been giving 15 crore people free rations. In Uttar Pradesh, construction was also underway on motorways, airports, engineering schools, medical schools, and polytechnic institutions. He said that the double-engine government had accomplished what had been impossible for 500 years with regard to the Ram temple in Ayodhya.

“Today Kashi Vishwanath Dham is being constructed in Kashi whereas Mathura and Vrindavan are being decorated. Along with this, the beautification of Naimisharanya, Vindhyavasini Dham, Lalapur of Valmiki, Chitrakoot, and Rajapur of Tulsidas was also underway.”

According to CM Yogi, an MoU has been signed for the construction of an airport in Aligarh with the Airport Authority.

“We are going to connect it with air service and for the airport extension, 700 crores have already been released. Work is also underway on Transport Nagar, which people have been demanding for long. At the same time, the lock industry has been identified as a One District One Product to provide it global platform. A node of the Defense Corridor is also being built in Aligarh,” he informed.

In addition, the CM noted that work on the four-lane highway connecting Ghaziabad with Kanpur via Aligarh is progressing quickly. He also noted that construction on a power plant in Harduaganj has begun, making Aligarh the region’s epicenter of energy production.