Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday said that the state was cruising ahead under the Prime Minister Narendra Modi ‘s slogan of Atmanirbhar Bharat and was following the ways to make “Ek Bharat, Shrest Bharat aur Swacch Bharat.”
The CM made the remark while addressing the state at the Vidhan Bhawan after unfurling the national tricolour on the occasion of 74th Independence Day. He further said that the country paved way for the construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya after Supreme Court resolved the century-old Ramjanambhoomi dispute while banning the Triple Talaq, the Muslim women were delivered justice.
He said Citizen Amendment Act (CAA) was brought to help the harassed minorities of other countries like Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh. He said the abolition of Article 370 from Jammu Kashmir too shows our commitment towards the unity and integrity of the country.
“We are moving ahead with the support of the people with giving the citizens security and opportunities,” he said, adding that his government was committed for the 24 crore people for the well being and development.
Despite India topping the COVID-19 chart globally, he lauded the efforts of PM Modi due to which the country has taken COVID-19 pandemic as a challenge and has led the country to a safer position in the world.
He also gave tribute to the freedom fighters and the martyrs including soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the country.
Giving details of the achievement of his government, Yogi Adityanath that his government has provided adequate foodgrains to 18 crore people of the state during pandemic while government machinery worked for providing jobs to unemployed, migrants and others.
He also thanked the Corona warriors, the doctors, paramedical staff, police, sanitation workers and others working tirelessly for the past 5 months to contain COVID-19 and serving the patients during this pandemic.
The CM said that the government’s efforts have started paying off as in July the tax revenue of the state was just 3 per cent less than that target.
“When the 37 lakh migrant workers reach the state during Lockdown everyone said the government will be unable to handle them. But due to sincere dedication of the government machinery, every single migrant was taken care off, and they were given jobs, free ration, transport and medical facilities, ” he claimed.
Pointing on the One District, One Product (ODOP) scheme of the state, Yogi Adityanath said it has boomed the rural sector with employment opportunities along with a presentation of the local talent.
“We did everything to revive the economy after the lockdown with giving all benefits to the farmers, labourers and other section of the society, ” he added.
Several state ministers and officials were present at the function held under strict social distancing guidelines.
Meanwhile, reports of the celebration of Independence day was also pouring in from all over the state.