Aligarh: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was in Uttar Pradesh Tuesday for the laying stone ceremony of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh State University in Aligarh, seemed all impressed by the work of state Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and called his development projects an example of “the double-engine government’s double benefits”.
“It gives me tremendous satisfaction that UP – once seen as a hindrance to the country’s development – is today leading the biggest development campaigns of the country,” the Prime Minister in Aligarh.
The launch event of the university – named after a Jat icon – has been viewed as an outreach to the community leading the farmers’ protest in UP as elections approach.
Elaborating on the achievements of the BJP governments at the centre and the state, the Prime Minister further said, “Uttar Pradesh is increasingly emerging as a favourable destination for national and international investors. This happens when a conducive environment is nurtured… and necessary resources are provided. Today, Uttar Pradesh has become a shining example of (the) double benefits of double-engine government.
In the same breath, PM Modi also took a swipe at rivals who have used the “double-engine” dig in the past to attack the BJP.
Slamming former Chief Ministers – Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati – without taking names, he accused the political opponents of corruption, “There was a time when only goons ruled the state. But now all extortionists, mafia leaders are behind the bars. People of UP can’t forget the scams that the state has seen… how corrupt people chosen for key roles.”