LUCKNOW: When nearly four-and-half years ago, Prime minister Narendra Modi hit the roads in Uttar Pradesh on poll campaign, he wasted no time in sharing sentiments of his party on the big Hindutva poll plank, questioning the electricity abundance during Eid than Diwali and more money on boundary walls at graveyards than cremation grounds.
He sought equal distribution of electricity and budget for all faiths.
On Friday, when visiting home an cooperative minister Amit Shah spoke to a gathering of thousands among his party supporters , he repeated what they wanted to hear.
“Ever since Mughal rule, this state was never made to realise that it belongs to Baba Vishwanath, Lord Rama, Lord Krishna and Lord Buddha. The focus of previous governments was somewhere else and their spending elsewhere. Both Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party finished the identity of UP to suit their vote bank somewhere else,” Shah said. READ & WATCH: Bring Yogi To Bring Modi; Shah Sees 2024 In 2022, Stays Overnight With MPs In Tow At Lucknow BJP Office After Parivar Meet
PM Modi had recently taken his cabinet colleagues including civil aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, tourism minister G Kishan Reddy and to Kushinagar along with for giving a fillip to Buddhist circuit.
The UP government’s ambitious plan to develop the lands of revered Hindu gods spreads across Mathura to Ayodhya, Varanasi to Mirzapur and Kushinagar to Gorakhpur.
According to details accessed by The New Indian from the UP culture department, the Brij Tirth Vikas Parishad in Mathura — the birthplace of Lord Krishna — is spending Rs 109-crore on development of Vasudev vatika( dedicated to Lord Krishna’s father) in Mathura, small and big circumambulations, Mahadev Ghat, Keshighat in Vrindavan, Rangji Mandir among the key locations.
पिछले 4.5 साल में यूपी की कानून व्यवस्था में बहुत बड़ा सुधार हुआ है।
आज मोदी जी व योगी जी के नेतृत्व में उत्तर प्रदेश से कोई पलायन नहीं करता, बल्कि पलायन कराने वालों का खुद पलायन हो गया है।
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) October 29, 2021
Similarly, Yogi government is spending Rs 73-crore on Sarnath Buddhist site’s beautification that includes street lighting, underground cabling , visitor centre and new leading roads to Rishipritam and Ashok marg. Besides, Rs 18-crore are being spent on development of Kushinagar — the site of mahaparnirvana by Lord Buddha — that includes a Kukutha riverfront development (Rs 4 crore), Vipassana Centre (Rs 6 crore) and new food plaza and parking centre (Rs 4 crore).
Yogi government is planning to host travel and tour operators from the UK, South Africa and Mauritius this year at Ayodhya on November 2 Deepotsava that was launched by this government the same year it took charge in 2017.
Besides, UP government already has built three ropeway projects — in Mirzapur region in Vindhyachal, Chitrakoot and Barsana (yet to be completed) to promote religious-adventure tourism in these areas.
The ropeway in Vrindavan is 243 metre long and will have 12 cabin cars.
That in Mirzapur runs at two locations: Ashtabhuja (296km) and Kalikoh (195km) launched last year.
As far as electricity is concerned, state power minister Shrikant Sharma recently told The New Indian during an interview that UP is meeting 10,000 MW more power demand than that during Akhilesh regime, with no discrimination towards any faith.
“We are capable of meeting 25,000 MW demand as compared to 16,000 Mw we could meet then,” Sharma had said.
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