Akhilesh dubs Modi a ‘TV creation’
Calling Narendra Modi as ‘TV ka Neta’ Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav said that UP has a habit of producing PMs while Gujarat has only given businessmen and this time too the situation would not be different.
Yadav did not say who would be the PM but said that leaders created by TVs get destroyed by TV only. ‘Modi does not have any knowledge about Uttar Pradesh. He is media hype and his bubble will burst soon,’ Yadav said in a press conference here.
Yadav also admitted that due to lack of ‘sweetener’ by the state government, private companies are not showing their interest in the developmental projects in the state. ‘I have asked the officials to give some sweetener to the companies so that all the projects get started,’ he said while referring to his ambitious Agra-Lucknow Greenfield Highway project.
Chief minister accepted that due to the lack of sweetener, banks are not ready to give any loans and the companies not ready to invest.’ The previous BSP government had given such huge sweetener to these companies that their habit has changed and they are not ready to work without any sops,’ he alleged.
The chief minister said due to the same reason, state transport departments project to construct ultra-modern bus stands under Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model had no takers.
He also said the state government would end the deadlock into the dispute over the cane price by the private sugar mills. Government will maintain a balance between the industry and the cane farmers. We have to see that the mills start their crushing session and the farmers get their cane price,’ he said.
When his attention was drawn towards the surprisedigging by Swami Omji of Shobhan Sarkar ashram in Dondia Khera village in Unnao, the CM said that he will ask the state chief secretary to look after the matter.’ The claim of the saints could be true about 1,000 tonnes of gold reserves there and if they bring out the gold then it would be a big boost for the state’s development,’ he said.
Yadav said earlier ASI made an effort to dig the gold but they failed. Now, if the saint want to bring out the gold then where is the problem.
Meanwhile, the CM refused to make any comment on the Thursday’s Supreme Court’s directive on the Muzaffarnagar riots compensation to the victims. He said that the state government will file its report to the apex court. He also said that talks were going on to end the ongoing indefinite strike by the state employees for the past eleven days.