Municipal bodies are powerful medium to provide civic amenities: UP CM in Pratapgarh

1 May, 2023 | Pragati Singh

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Yogi lashed out at the opposition parties, including the Congress, Samajwadi Party, and the Bahujan Samaj Party, for ignoring Pratapgarh's development and being responsible for an increase in crimi...

Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, said on Monday that municipal bodies are a powerful medium for providing civic amenities at the grassroots level, urging people to vote for Bharatiya Janata Party candidates in the upcoming municipal elections to expedite the effective implementation of development projects and welfare schemes.

Addressing a public meeting at Government Inter College Ground, CM Yogi said, “Afterall, who does not like to have good roads with no traffic congestion, pure drinking water facility, effective drainage system, and an online system to get residential, caste, income as well as birth and death certificates with no need for them to make rounds of offices. But, only the double engine government of the BJP supported by the third engine at municipal bodies can ensure this.”

“In Pratapgarh alone we have provided 10,145 houses in urban areas and have given interest-free loans to 4,595 street vendors under PM SVANidhi Yojana. Besides, 14,600 destitute, 11,500 elderly and old people are getting pensions. Earlier, heaps of garbage had become the identity of cities in UP and we are developing smart and safe cities. We are protecting the interests of every section of society, be they farmers, women, traders, or the youth. Previous governments were giving pistols to the youth and we are giving them tablets to make them smart. We are ensuring empowerment of all without any discrimination,” CM Yogi added.

Yogi lashed out at the opposition parties, including the Congress, Samajwadi Party, and the Bahujan Samaj Party, for ignoring Pratapgarh’s development and being responsible for an increase in criminal activity, saying, “Congress, the SP, and the BSP left no stone unturned to destroy Pratapgarh. The district was famous for its gooseberries and the Auto Tractor Ltd. The Auto Tractor Ltd was shut down and people also stopped growing gooseberries during previous governments.”

“Extortions were rampant whereas traders and daughters were unsafe and farmers were miserable in the district during the opposition rule. Girls could not go to school for fear of goons,” he added.

“There was a saying-100 Padha, Ek Pratapgarha- meaning a resident of Pratapgarha was equal to 100 educated people. But, the place lost its glory due to the misgovernance of opposition parties”, he pointed out.

The CM emphasised that the dual-engine administration was attempting to restore Pratapgarh’s reputation by designating gooseberry as the ODOP of Pratapgarh, which will improve farmers’ income.

“We are building four-lane highways between Ayodhya and Chitrakoot that will pass through Pratapgarh. The Ganga Expressway between Meerut and Prayagraj will also pass through Pratapgarh. We have already opened a medical college in Pratapgarh”, he said.

CM Yogi stated that the double-engine government was carrying forwards its developmental programmes and houses, toilets, free LPG, electricity, and tap water connections under Jal Jeevan Mission were being provided to the needy without any discrimination.

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