Gorakhpur, Dec 7 (MNN) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday patted the Yogi Adityanath government on the back for what he said was “working relentlessly to benefit cane growers” in the state, adding that the sugarcane dues paid in the last four and a half years is “more than paid by all previous governments in 10 years”.
“In the last four and a half years, consistent efforts have been made in Uttar Pradesh to transform the lives of the farmers and double their incomes,” said Modi at the inauguration of a fertiliser plant in Gorakhpur.
Modi also accused the Opposition of neglecting development in the area and took a jibe at the Samajwadi Party, saying that the “entire UP knows that the ‘red caps’ (of Samajwadi Party) cared only about ‘red beacons’.
“Always remember that the red caps are red alert for UP – they are bells of danger. They had nothing to do with your pain and issues. The red caps want power – for scams and for filling their coffers, for illegal encroachments, for providing freedom to the mafia,” he claimed.
Stepping up his attack, Modi said: “Those wearing red caps want to form the government in UP to show favours to terrorists and to free them from jail. Hence, you should remember that those wearing red caps are a red alert for UP — in other words alarm bells.” Red caps are a trademark of Samajwadi Party leaders and workers.
Taking another dig at the Opposition, Modi said that those questioning the timing of the inauguration of projects could never comprehend the hard work and time that went into setting up the projects like this. “These people can never understand that even during the Covid-19 crisis, the double engine government continued with development, it didn’t let the work stop,” the PM said.
Furthermore, PM Modi lauded the Yogi Adityanath government for taking up developmental projects in the state. “Beginning of a fertiliser plant and AIIMS in Gorakhpur is sending out several messages. When there is a double-engine government, then work is done at double speed. When work is done with honest intentions, then even calamities can’t become obstacles,” Modi remarked.
He said today about 15 crore people in UP were benefitting from free ration scheme. Recently, PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana had been extended beyond Holi.
Addressing a public gathering in Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s home turf of Gorakhpur, the Prime Minister said his government stopped misuse of urea, and issued soil health cards to farmers so that they know which type of fertiliser is required.
The Gorakhpur AIIMS, built at a cost of Rs 1,011 crore, will benefit not only the people of eastern Uttar Pradesh but also a large population from neighbouring Bihar, Jharkhand and Nepal with its world-class health facilities.