3 years in office, Akhilesh slams critics, says all poll promises fulfilled
Taking a dig at the opposition parties, he said those who used to question his free laptop distribution scheme were now providing Wi-Fi facility.
Under attack from all quarters over deteriorating law and order and lack of development in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday slammed his critics and said his government has fulfilled all its poll promises.
“Today the government has completed three years. We have completed a number of tasks and helped people with various programmes. This is the first government which has implemented its manifesto through schemes ,” Akhilesh told reporters here.
He was speaking after inaugurating ‘Akshaya Patra’ kitchen here. Akshaya Patra Foundation implements Mid-Day Meal scheme in government schools and government-aided schools. This is the second centralised kitchen set up by Akshaya Patra in the state and will serve 11,800 school students in 109 schools.
Stating that his government has worked a lot on improving the basic infrastructure, the CM said, “The government is constructing one of the largest expressways from its own resources.”
Taking a dig at the opposition parties, he said those who used to question his free laptop distribution scheme were now providing Wi-Fi facility. “What is Wi-Fi sans laptop,” he asked. Recently, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had launched free Wi-Fi facility at two Varanasi ghats while announcing a similar service to visitors at 407 tourist places in 45 cities across the country soon.
Later in the day, at the foundation stone laying ceremony of Bhadohi Export Mart from his official residence, he said over next two years his government will be focussing on farmers as well as industrialisation. “We will continue to economically support the farmers through the various schemes of the government, be it through setting up mandis, kisan bazaars, adding value to their products, or support dairy and fish farming,” he said.
Akhilesh also cited various examples on how his government has undertaken repair and construction of roads that were neglected for years.
BJP dubbed as disappointing SP’s rule, with state unit chief Laxmi Kant Bajpai saying these three years would be remembered for poor law and order situation, corruption and anarchy.
BSP leader Swami Prasad Maurya alleged that the SP government, which came to power by making tall promises, has failed to deliver. “It has failed on all fronts as there are several power centers in the government,” he alleged.
Source:: Indian Express