4 yrs in office: Akhilesh hits out at Oppn, says they are ‘offline’
As his government completes its fourth year in office on Tuesday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said the developmental works done by it have left the Opposition without any agenda and it has gone either “out of network” or is “offline”.
“Our government is most democratic and liberal in which people are free to raise their voice and air their problems. I want everyone to compare my work with other governments. Due to our developmental agenda, Opposition parties in the state are either out of network of offline,” Yadav said.
Talking to reporters here Yadav said his government has given its officers “freedom” to work though at times “strictness” is necessary. “But at times honour and respect works more than strictness,” he said.
He launched several schemes on the occasion, including projects for construction of power sub stations across the state worth over Rs 3,712 crores.
Claiming that a lot of work was done for improving the power scenario in the state, Yadav said, “Had previous governments done a good job, I would have ensured 24 hours power supply in the state.”
“If I get the blessing of the people again, I will make electricity available 24 hours a day in the state,” he added.
Attacking BJP for its “acche din” slogan, without naming it, Yadav said, “Can they face people and say acche din have come?”
He said that due to development politics of the Samajwadi Party government, language of the Opposition has changed.
Those (BSP) who were engaged in constructing memorials and statutes are now talking of development, he said.