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Muslims’ share in welfare schemes more than share in population: UP CM

By Priyanka Verma 
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Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath has said that “the Muslim population in UP is 17-19%, but their share in the benefits of welfare schemes is 30-35%”. While speaking in the state assembly, Adityanath stated that his government was providing benefits of welfare schemes to all people without any discrimination. “This is what we call the Modi model,” he added.

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He cited the central housing scheme, free power connections, free cooking gas connections under the Ujjwala scheme and the Ayushmann Bharat healthcare plan to back his claim.

Adityanath said the state government is working in an honest and transparent manner, going by the ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’ resolve by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“We have not discriminated against anyone. We have not indulged in appeasement but have worked in a manner that the schemes reach the doorsteps of the beneficiaries,” he said.

The CM said at Independence Uttar Pradesh’s economy was among the top states in the country, but gradually there has been a decline.

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“Be it the Samajwadi Party, the Bahujan Samaj Party, the Congress or any other party, there has been a continuous decline in the state’s economy,” he said, blaming the previous governments.

“By 2016, it went down to the fifth and the sixth spot. But in the recent rankings, UP has emerged as the country’s second biggest economy,” he said.

The CM said Uttar Pradesh has surged ahead of the states which were presented as models of development.

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