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Next LS polls would be fought on development agenda: Akhilesh

Holding the previous Mayawati regime responsible for the  lack of development in Uttar Pradesh, chief minister Akhilesh Yadav said the coming Lok Sabha elections would be fought on the agenda of development, here on Thursday.

‘No other issue could get any importance above  development and those political parties who are trying to raise other vested issues would fall flat,’ he said.
Talking to media persons after inaugurating and laying the foundation stones for 350 projects of roads, bridges,power stations and power purchase at his official residence here on Thursday, the Chief Minister claimed that Samajwadi Party would be the ultimate winner in the elections.

He said that people will assess the work done by the previous BSP government in Uttar Pradesh and the Congress at the Centre and it is certain that SP government would get an upper hand in people’s assessment.

‘We would require another Rs 5,000 crore to complete the delayed projects started during the SP’s last regime ,’ he said. Altogether 131 projects worth over Rs 2,273 crore were inaugurated on Thursday.
Reiterating his slogan of ‘Double the speed, triple the economy,’’ he said construction of roads would be the major development in his regime when all the district headquarters would be connected with 4-lane roads and 6500 villages of above 500 population would get 2-lane roads.

Yadav said his government was committed to fulfill the promises made to the people during the 2012 Assembly elections and is going ahead on the agenda. It has tried to utilise the area and  the buildings of the memorials and parks constructed by Mayawati’s government in Lucknow.

He also said the Rail Over Bridge(ROB) on the Mall Avenue near the BSP office in the state capital would be completed on time though the railways were delaying the sanctions.
The UP government has already decided to set up an  independent power feeder in all the 201 tehsils in the state with 33/11 KVA power stations, with a cost of Rs 790 crore, Yadav said, who also holds the power department.

On the occasion, Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) MD A P Mishra signed an agreement with a private company to purchase 390 megawatt of power for next 25 years. The rate of power purchase from the private company would be Rs 4.98 per unit.

PWD minister Shivpal Singh Yadav said that his government would go for a supplementary budget to the tune of Rs 3,000 crore to complete the unfinished works of bridges and roads.

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