Kanpur face neglect during previous govts: Yogi

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Kanpur, May 9 : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday said that Kanpur which was used to be known as both the nation’s textile center and the country’s biggest industrial city was neglected by the previous government which is not hidden from anyone.

Addressing a public meeting in support of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidates for civic polls on the last day of campaigning, Yogi said, “Mother Ganga is our faith and our identity. Due to the neglect of the previous governments, 14 crore litres of sewage were discharged into it through Sisamau drain.”

He said, “Under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi the work on the Namami Gange project started. At that time, there was a Samajwadi Party (SP) government in the state and it did not do any work for two years. In March 2017, the double-engine BJP government came to power, and today not even a single drop from the Sisamau drain falls into Ganga.”

The CM said that during the SP regime illicit firearms were manufactured in Kanpur, but today a new node of the Defence Corridor is currently being built here. “Kanpur is establishing a new identity As the country’s center for defence production,” he said.

He said that while the city was formerly known for curfews its airport is now ready. “It is going to be inaugurated this month. The Greenfield Express Highway between Lucknow-Kanpur is creating a new identity. The enhanced connectivity of Kanpur has contributed to increasing its productivity,” he said.

Yogi said, “Under the guidance of the PM Kanpur received metro rail services last year. Work on the second phase of the metro is also progressing on a war footing.”

He appealed to the people of Kanpur to vote for the BJP candidates and said that those who were responsible for riots and curfews in Kanpur and played with people’s faith in the past are today the candidates of the SP in the municipal body elections. “The kind of remarks they have made about women power, and the holy epic Ramayana are not hidden from anyone,” he said.

The CM said, “That’s why I appeal to the citizens of Kanpur to vote to add the third engine to the double engine government and make this metro city of ours better again with basic facilities.”

He said that this election is not one that is being held out of personal passion or for the purpose of making personal remarks. “This election is an election to make our cities smart, safe and ones which have all the basic facilities,” he said.

Yogi said, “So far, the state and the center have worked together to provide more than 22,000 houses in Kanpur city under the PM Awas Yojana. The work of providing interest-free loans to more than 71,200 street vendors has been done. More than 51,800 destitute women, more than 22,600 Divyangjans, and more than 75,300 elderly people are getting the benefit of the pension scheme in Kanpur.”

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