Legislative assembly

68,000 “encroachments” removed, property of Rs 844 crore seized: CM Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Monday that the government he led had achieves the goals set for the first 100 days in its second term and is ready to work on the action plan for the next six months, one year, two years and five years.

Presenting a bulletin on the completion of 100 days of BJP dispensation in the state, Adityanath claimed to have established ‘sushashan’ (good governance) by removing ‘kushashan’ (bad governance) in the state.

The CM shared details on how the functioning of the government was divided into 10 sectors – agriculture, industry, social security, medicine and health, urban development, tourism and culture, education, income and law, with each of the objectives set.

Citing the achievements of the Home Ministry which he himself heads, Adityanath claimed to have identified 16,158 criminals at the police station level and recorded 83,721 cases. He claimed to have established cyber offices in every police station, approved 30 new fire stations, while preparing 30 new fire stations. At least 25 of the new fire stations were inaugurated on July 1, he said.

In addition, the government claimed to have significantly increased gross domestic product (GDP).

In the industry sector, Adityanath said that the government has organized the third inauguration ceremony of 1,406 projects worth Rs 80,000 crore whose Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) were signed during of the 2017 Investor Summit.

He also claimed to have presented a new policy of creating new industrial corridors along the highways to creation of a fleet of medical devices by the Yamuna Expressway Authority and start of a flat factory complex project in Agra, Kanpur and Gorakhpur.

In the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector, the CM said it has disbursed loans worth Rs 16,000 crore to about 2 lakh artisans, laborers and petty traders. Adityanath said his government had achieved the goal of providing employment to 10,000 young people in 100 days.

He also claimed to have arranged for the appointment of national and international medal-winning sportsmen to government posts. In the agriculture sector, he said the government had provided Rs 12,537 crore as payment of dues for sugar cane growers in the first 100 days.

Claiming to have taken several initiatives in favor of digitization and the use of technology for greater ease, the Chief Minister explained how his government launched the e-pension portal for employees.

While the UP was previously associated with dynasty, corruption, casteism, riots and lawlessness, there has been a “perception shift” now, he said.

Saying his government had worked to restore “the rule of law”, Adityanath said properties worth Rs 844 crore, belonging to “criminals and the mafia”, had been seized over the past 100 days and that more than 68,000 “illegal encroachments” had been removed. For the first time, more than 1.20 lakh speakers have either been removed or their decibel levels have been reduced, he added.

His government was returned to power because of his performance, he claimed, adding: “We don’t just believe in rhetoric. We believe in keeping our promises.

Highlighting the BJP’s recent victories in Azamgarh and Rampur Lok Sabha constituencies, and in the Legislative Council where it won 33 seats, Adityanath said, “After our victory in the assembly elections for the second time, the BJP won 33 out of 36 seats (for which polls were held) in the Legislative Council, while the other three were won by independents… After 37 years of its formation, the Legislative Council of Uttar Pradesh became the ‘Congress -mukt’.

The foundations for the development of the state were laid during his first term, he said. “With the public giving us a second term, we were given new wings to carry our journey forward, he said.