Continuing his sharp criticism of opposition parties Prime Minister Narendra Modi has attacked the previous governments and accused accusing them of neglecting the people and not completing development projects on time.
While addressing a public rally in Muzaffarpur on the occasion of inaugurating the Bansagar canal project and laying the foundation of Mirzapur medical college here, Prime Minister said, “Those who are shedding crocodile tears for farmers today should be asked as to why they did not complete irrigation projects which were left incomplete throughout the nation during their tenure.”
Prime Minister who has reportedly asked all BJP ruled states to schedule inauguration and foundation laying ceremonies, said, “I have had the opportunity to dedicate many projects of development to the public in the past two days and introduce new schemes.” He also criticised opposition parties for “neglecting the people and not completing projects on time”.
Referring to the ambitious Bansagar canal project, he said it would provide a big boost to irrigation in the region. “Previous governments used to come up with incomplete projects and stall them. You are the people who suffered. Had this project (Bansagar) been completed beforehand, you would have been benefitted by it two decades ago,” he said.
He also said that delaying the development projects affect the nation’s economy. He said that earlier it would have cost only Rs 300 crore, but now it will cost a whopping Rs 3,500 crore due to higher cost of inputs.
According to government sources this project will provide a big boost to irrigation in the region and will be greatly beneficial to the farmers of Mirzapur and Allahabad districts.
Prime Minister appreciated BJP government in Uttar Pradesh, saying, “Since the time Yogi Adityanath has led the government, the eastern zone is being paid adequate attention for all round development. The area between Vindhya Mountain and Bhagirathi has been a centre of immense potential for centuries,” he said.
He claimed that the development work in Purvanchal has been accelerated since BJP-NDA government assumed office in the state.
The PM said that the NDA government is working hard to improve the lot of farmers and cited the recent increase in minimum support price (MSP) for kharif crops and easy availability of fertilisers. That day is not very far when farmers will get double their present income, he said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said “Our government visualises a new India that takes full care of the sick, the poor, the children, the youth and the farmers.”
During his visit to Mirzapur, the Prime Minister dedicated the Bansagar Canal Project to the nation, lay the foundation stone for the Mirzapur Medical College, inaugurated 108 Jan Aushadhi Kendras and launched various development projects. He also dedicated a bridge over the Ganga river at Balughat, Chunar, which will facilitate connectivity between Mirzapur and Varanasi.
On Saturday, PM laid the foundation stone for the Purvanchal highway, being built at a cost of Rs. 23,000 crore, saying it will transform the places it passes through. It will also open doors for industrialisation of the relatively backward region in the state.