Lucknow: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Monday that the double-engine government in Uttar Pradesh has succeeded in winning the trust of women on the issue of security.
Addressing the ‘UP Rising: 10 Years, 10 Changes’ event held at a hotel, Yogi Adityanath said that UP has experienced a significant reduction in crime, with not even a single riot occurring in the past six and a half years.
He said, “Today, the state enjoys a secure environment, reinforced by official figures from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) confirming the decline in various crime categories.”
The CM said that his government’s track record in maintaining law and order in the state played an important role in securing a resounding two-thirds majority in the 2022 assembly elections. “It is a big achievement, which reflects the increased sense of security in a sizable section of the population of the state today. Today, women can confidently travel alone throughout the state without any fear, signifying the success of our government in gaining the trust of a substantial portion of the population,” he said.
Highlighting the significant transformation that UP has undergone since 2017, he said that before 2017, there was a widespread belief that UP faced challenges that adversely impacted both the state and the nation.
Yogi said, “However, over the past six and a half years, our government has successfully changed this perception, both within India and globally. Today, UP no longer carries the burden of negative stereotypes; instead, it is forging ahead on a positive trajectory.”
He attributed this remarkable change to the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who, according to him, has given the state a new sense of purpose and direction.
The CM said that before 2014, the perception of India around the world was negative. “No country in the world took India seriously. However, perception underwent a remarkable transformation under the efficient leadership of PM Modi. Nowadays, the world regards India positively and with a sense of seriousness. India, under PM Modi’s guidance, plays a constructive role in resolving global disputes and crises,” he said.
He further highlighted that today, there is a prevailing sense of confidence across the country, spanning from the north to the south and from the east to the west. “This confidence comes from the belief that decisions made by the country’s political leadership are in the best interests of both the people and the nation,” he said.
Yogi emphasised that, under the leadership of PM Modi, a profound sense of confidence has been instilled among the people of India in terms of external, domestic, and economic security. He said that no rival can afford to nurture ill intentions towards India, as they are all aware that any intrusion would be met with swift and resolute responses from India’s valiant soldiers.
He said, “The enemies of India now comprehend the tragic consequences of encroaching on India’s borders.”
Regarding internal security, the CM mentioned that there was a time when 120 districts across the country grappled with naxalism and Maoism. “However, today, these issues are largely confined to Bastar and a few districts in Chhattisgarh,” he said.
He expressed confidence that with the continuous efforts of the central government, these challenges will be completely eradicated in the near future.
Yogi said that India has undergone remarkable transformation within the past nine years, taking a quantum leap in ease of doing business. “Today, India has jumped from 10th position to become the fifth largest economy globally. Not only this, under the leadership of PM Modi, India is projected to become the third largest economy in the world by 2027,” he said.
He informed me that UP had doubled its per capita income in just six and a half years. Previously the sixth largest economy in the country, UP has now risen to become the third largest economy. It is poised to become the second-largest economy in the nation in the near future, with an official announcement expected soon,” he said.
Underscoring the significance of dialogue as the most powerful medium in a democracy that is capable of resolving even the biggest challenges, the CM said that the legislature, judiciary, and executive are the three main pillars of democracy. He acknowledged the influential role of the media in democracy and commended its unwavering discharge of this responsibility.
He cautioned that each of these four pillars has its defined boundaries and any transgression of these boundaries would lead to a crisis of trust potentially.