Previous govts discriminated in giving scheme benefits: Yogi

Gorakhpur, Nov 3 (UNI) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday said that before 2014 government schemes were often distributed based on caste, voting preferences, religion and personal connections.

After launching 140 development projects worth Rs 271 crore alongside regional Scheduled Caste Mahasammelan of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the CM said, “Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, every segment of society, including the impoverished, marginalised Dalits, women, youth and farmers are receiving the advantages of development initiatives without bias or delay. Many SC and ST individuals are actively participating in and benefiting from these programmes.”

He emphasised the significant transformation occurring in the nation and the state. He said that people from all walks of life, transcending creed, class, caste and religion, eagerly express their appreciation and thanks to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Yogi said, “This occasion also offers an opportunity to extend gratitude to Baba Saheb Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar.”

Referring to the upcoming date of November 26 when Baba Saheb completed the drafting of the Indian Constitution, he acknowledged that the PM has designated it as Constitution Day. He stressed that every Indian must express their gratitude towards Baba Saheb.

The CM said that Prime Minister Modi has played a pivotal role in offering a profound platform to express admiration for Dr Ambedkar and to showcase his legacy and contributions to the global stage. “PM Modi is actively transforming the significant sites associated with Baba Saheb into places of pilgrimage, serving as a wellspring of inspiration for future generations,” he said.

He emphasised that the advantages of schemes under the double engine government extended to the underprivileged and impoverished serve as a token of gratitude to Baba Saheb Bhimrao Ambedkar.

Yogi said that in UP approximately 3.5 crore economically disadvantaged individuals have gained access to sanitation facilities, while across the nation, 10 crore people have benefited from this initiative. He highlighted that around 15 crore people in UP and 80 crore nationwide receive free ration.

On this occasion, he felicitated veteran former MLA Bhulai Bhai. He also felicitated the beneficiaries of the Ayushman Yojana, Agriculture Department, PM Awas Yojana, PM Employment Generation Scheme, Chief Minister Youth Self-Employment Scheme, and ODOP Scheme on the stage.

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