Lucknow/Rampur: Launching a veiled attack on the Samajwadi Party in Rampur on Sunday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that the same ‘Rampuri Chaaku’ that got into wrong hands earlier and became a means of exploitation, today, with BJP’s positive intent is ensuring security of common man, women, youth, traders and is inviting investment.
While launching as many as 22 development projects worth Rs 72 crore in Rampur, Yogi Adityanath said, “till 10-12 years, the ruling governments treated Rampur as their ‘den for satisfying their selfish motives. No schemes, or projects were implemented for the development of the region and it was just reduced to a place having no identity, adding, “The faith of people in BJP here will take the region to new heights.”
Congratulating the people on the launch of various development projects and expressing gratitude to the people for their support to Ghanshyam Singh Lodhi, the CM said that Rampur residents have paved the way for a new era by being in favour of development, security and prosperity and have given a clear message to those who exploited the land which had its own mythological and historical identity.
Assuring the people that the double-engine government will continue working with a development-oriented approach, Yogi said that both central and state governments will ensure that benefits of the welfare schemes reach every person without any kind of discrimination on the mantra of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas aur Sabka Prayas’.
Stating that the contribution of every section of the society ranging from craftsmen, artisans, youth, women, farmers, traders, and labourers is essential for the prosperity and the growth of the nation, the CM on the occasion also called upon the people to work together with the government for making India prosperous and self-reliant by inviting investment and generating employment opportunities.
Highlighting the fact that Rampur’s Amrit Sarovar got a mention in PM Modi’s Mann Ki Baat programme, Yogi said that the region should work with the same dedication for progress.
“In last 5.5 years, we completed projects worth Rs 3200 crores in Rampur and various programmes were begun to bring a new identity to the region. Similarly, apart from all other projects, incentives were provided to encourage investment. In the last 8 months, 20 new industrial units have been established in Rampur. In these, an investment of Rs 540 crore has been made and 600 people have been directly employed while 4500 people have received indirect employment. Besides, three industrial units have also been set up giving employment to 1200 people,” the CM pointed out.
Castigating the previous governments, the CM said, “They (previous governments) made plans for their interests and converted schools, colleges, educational institutions here into party offices, guesthouses, etc., the BJP worked to keep the heritage of the region intact by preserving and safeguarding institutions of historical importance.”
The CM further said that the state government has also encouraged Rampur’s violin, Rampuri knife, Rampuri Topi, Zardozi and other related products to the handicrafts industry by linking them with programmes like Vishwakarma Shram Samman Yojana and ODOP.
Yogi added that the government in the next five years will not only establish Uttar Pradesh as a ‘riot-free’ state but also will link one individual each of every family in the state with employment and self-employment opportunities. The CM also assured that all the demands put forward by the public representatives in Rampur will be taken forward in a planned and phased manner on priority.
The Chief Minister urged all the people to encourage investment more and more in all fields — education, agriculture, health — and cited the example of Health ATMs saying, “Health ATMs should be set up as a pilot project at all places to fulfil needs of people.”
The CM on the occasion also provided financial assistance to 33 destitute daughters and honoured meritorious students by distributing tablets and smartphones. Besides, nutritional kits were also provided to children.
Dharampal Singh, Gulab Devi, Baldev Singh Aulakh, Bhupendra Singh Chaudhary and Ghanshyam Singh Lodhi also remained present on the occasion. Yogi earlier also inspected the Bal Shishu Grih in Rampur and interacted with the beneficiaries, took stock of various ongoing development projects in the region and held meeting with the public representatives.