Kanpur: Taking a jibe at the opposition here on Thursday, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said, “After eating (killing) a hundred mice, the cat went on hajj pilgrimage”. He also gave development plans to the residents and inaugurated projects of Rs 550 crore of various government departments.
“The public should beware of crocodile tears of these people. These are the same people who criminalized politics and politicised criminals and brought them to power. UP’s name got spoiled because of these criminals. These people do not waste any opportunity to defame the state and spread anarchy,” the CM said while addressing a public meeting at DAV Sports College ground near Phool Bagh here on Thursday.
On the death of the city-based businessman Manish Gupta in Gorakhpur, the CM said that the accused involved in the tragic incident will not be spared. “We will remain connected with the pain of the family for the rest of our life.”
He said, “Two days ago a tragic incident happened in Gorakhpur and on the same day I had asked to register a case immediately. Whoever is guilty in the case will not be spared. The government has a policy of zero tolerance to crime and criminals, the government has done what it said. I had already told the Kanpur administration that I have to meet the victim’s family.”
The CM, who arrived at the DAV College ground near Phoolbagh to address a public meeting, first inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of projects worth Rs 550 crore. After this, he fed ‘kheer’ to five children, did ‘annaprashan’ and handed symbolic keys to the beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.
Along with this, symbolic cheques of grant money were given to the beneficiaries of various schemes.
Before addressing the crowd, he chanted ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ and ‘Vande Mataram’, and congratulated the sitting MP, MLA and all the BJP leaders associated with the organization and all the people present in the pandal.
He said, “Not only Uttar Pradesh but the first industrial city of the country is related with the ‘aviralta’ and purity of Mother Ganga. Today, this platform has brought projects of Rs 550 crore for Kanpur city. Kanpur is once again being established with its new aura. Kanpur was once the main industrial city of UP and the country. But, after independence, due to continuous neglect of this area, no concrete model of development and no special attachment in the mind of the governments for the citizens was there.”
“As a result, the industries were closed. Not only did industries shut down, but if any city was to be blamed for spoiling Mother Ganga, it was Kanpur,” said CM and added, “But, today we are indebted to the Prime Minister, because of his Namami Gange project, the Sismau drain of Kanpur, which once used to pour 14 crore liters of sewage water into Ganga Maiya every day has been completely closed. With the purity and aviralta of Maa Ganga, now the all-round development of Kanpur has to be taken to a new height,” he added.
The CM said that the Centre and the state government together have given many schemes to Kanpur. “One such project is Kanpur Metro, which is going at full speed. Now, Metro trains are also coming here. Metro operation is also going to get here by the end of November… This is the emerging map of Kanpur. This is the same Kanpur, where there was apathy due to the inaction, redundancy and corruption of the previous governments. But today, a new airport is being built in Kanpur where three planes can land simultaneously and park. Five hundred people will be able to come together in the terminal and see the development,” he said.
He said that this is a changing Kanpur and in this sequence all the projects are being inaugurated and foundation stone is being laid.