On Sunday’s 75th Independence Day, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath said the state had attracted Rs 4 lakh crore investments while there was no municipal uprising during his tenure.
“The state, which was the sixth largest economy in the country, has become the second largest. Once associated with anarchy and known as the state of unrest, UP has now become a role model in terms of law and order,” he said after unfolding the Tricolor outside the UP Vidhan Bhavan.
“A new era of investment has begun in the state and 4 lakh crore Rs have been invested in the past four years,” he said, adding that UP emerged from the BIMARU state label.
Adityanath continued: “In 53 months, not a single municipal uprising has taken place and every citizen feels safe.”
The Prime Minister also spoke of the priority of the “rashtra dharm” over all other duties.
“Our duty is our greatest ‘Rashtra Dharm’. Our styles of worship may be different, but our duty to our nation is ‘Rashtra Dharm,’ ”he said.
“After a long struggle for freedom and countless victims, the country has achieved freedom. The price of independence can be seen in the numerous monuments erected to commemorate martyrs and freedom fighters across the country. You are living proof of that, ”he said.
He said the first War of Independence of 1857 gave foreigners a taste of India’s collective power.
“Rani Laxmibai led the fight in Jhansi, while Ballias Mangal Pandey led the fight elsewhere when the collective struggle of revolutionaries in Lucknow was intensified. And the result is that in just under 90 years the foreigners were forced to leave the country” said Adityanath.
On this occasion he paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi and other freedom fighters.
“It was in Lucknow in 1916 that Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak gave the slogan ‘Swaraj is my birthright and I will have it’. This has become the mantra for the entire nation. Revolutionary activity continued across the country and UP was one of the hubs, ”he said.
“The historic Chauri Chaura incident in Gorakhpur in 1922, in which peasants waged a decisive battle against foreigners, is in its 100th year. Who can forget the Kakori procession, attended by revolutionaries like Ram Prasad Bismil, Chandrashekhar Azad, Rajendra Lahiri and others had attended? ”He said.
The UP chief minister also said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, dreams of a new India will come true.
“Modiji envisioned a healthy, prosperous and clean New India and it won’t take long to realize it,” the CM said.
Speaking of Covid, he said the capacity to test four lakh samples had been developed and UP had administered the highest number of vaccines.
On this occasion the Deputy Prime Ministers Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Kumar and the head of the UP BJP, Swatantra Dev Singh, were present.
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