The Election Commission of India (ECI) has issued notification for biennial polls to fill 13 vacant seats of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council on Friday.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday said over 99 per cent of last year’s sugarcane prices has been paid to farmers, underlining the resolve of the “double-engine” government to ensure prosperity of its people.
“Out of the 119 sugar mills operational in the state, 105 are settling payments to sugarcane farmers within 10 days. We are exerting pressure on the remaining mills. The double-engine government is steadfast in ensuring that hardworking ‘Annadata’ farmers receive their dues promptly,” he said at an event here.
“During previous administrations, daily riots plagued our state. The scars of the Muzaffarnagar riots lingered for months. What the double-engine government pledges, it delivers. In 2017, we promised you security. Today, the entire state is safe and moving toward prosperity,” he asserted.
The chief minister said Muzaffarnagar today is being recognized because of its organic jaggery. “The sweetness of our jaggery resonates not only across the state but also nationwide and globally,” he said.
He claimed previous governments were involved in “nepotism” and “corruption”, appointing their relatives to government positions while disregarding merit. “The youth of the state remained cheated, he pointed out. Today, about 60,000 civil police constables are being recruited in the state without any discrimination,” he said.
Adityanath also highlighted the ongoing ‘Gram Parikrama Yatra’ led by Kisan Morcha, which is centered around nine resolutions. These resolutions encompass water conservation, digital payments, cleanliness drives, vocal for local, domestic tourism, organic farming, promoting millets, encouraging rural sports, and providing healthcare and assistance to economically disadvantaged farmers.