He emphasised that the media, encompassing print, electronic, and increasingly social and digital platforms, stands as a cornerstone of a flourishing democracy, exerting significant influence on society.
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said that the credit for the development of Lucknow, Mohanlalganj, went solely to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath as he was the one who implemented central schemes with sincerety and interest.
“Yogi ji has handled this responsibility with alacrity. You are painted in the colors of Holi and Lucknow is seen painted in the colors of development”, Singh remarked during the inauguratiin/stone laying of 352 development projects worth Rs 1450 crores.
The Union Defence Minister said: “Today is an important day for UP, as Yogi Adityanath is completing six years as CM today. There was no chief minister in UP for such a long time. Yogiji has broken the record of Dr. Sampurnanand ji by becioming the Chief Minister of UP for the longest time.”
Rajnath Singh said that law and order is the first condition and oxygen for development and today people not only inside UP but across the country and the world are aware of the improved law and order situation in the state under the leadership of CM Yogi.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that one day he saw a heading ‘Ab Tak 63’ on a news portal, which referred to killing of 63 dreadded criminals in police encounters.
“The way the cleaning is being carried out in UP, I won’t be surprised if the number goes to 100, if the culprits do not reform. The work on realising Yogi Adityanath’s dream of making UP a one trillion dollar economy is going on fast. Several schemes including roads, sewer plant, service road etc. are being inaugurated and foundation stones are being laid. This is possible because of the sensitivity of the PM and the understanding of Yogiji”, Singh remarked further..
Rajnath Singh said that so far 9 flyovers have been built, three are under construction and 5 new flyovers have been approved. Lucknow City and Charbagh Railway Station have been selected under Amrit Bharat Scheme. It will be developed as a world class railway station, he informed.
He said that GIS and Defense Expo took place in 2020 under the leadership of Yogi ji. People from all over the country and the world praised the arrangement here, which is a matter of pride for the nation. Rajnath said that Lucknow would be the most beautiful city under the leadership of CM Yogi.
CM Yogi Adityanath said that when the government and the public work together, the results are far-reaching. He appealed to people to be part of the continuous developmental process to realise PM Modi’s dream of a developed India by 2047 and establishing India as a superpower.
He stressed the importance of good governance and security and said that India has got a new global stature under the leadership of PM Modi with the country getting opportunities to lead organisations like the G 20 and Shanghai Corporation.
The CM said that Atal Bihari Vajpayee dreamt of Lucknow’s development and even brought some projects to the ground as a member of parliament from the city.
He said: “Shaheed Path has become the lifeline of Lucknow’s life today because of the combined efforts of revered Atal ji, when he was the PM of the country, and Rajnath Singh who was then Minister of Road Transport and Highways.
Lalji Tandon also started efforts to bring Atal ji’s dreams on the ground. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh has continuted towards making Lucknow a smart city with smart facilities.”