Accused by rivals of doing little for UP despite the state yielding a bumper electoral harvest for it in the Lok Sabha polls, BJP has come out with details of Modi government’s “unprecedented” work there as it seeks to boost its campaign for the assembly polls due early next year.
The BJP has put together the Centre’s work under heads like Prosperous Farmer, Empowering Villages, Poor, Youth and Women besides its New Initiatives ahead of its state executive meeting in Moradabad in the third week of July where the party will deliberate on its poll strategy.
UP’s ruling Samajwadi Party has been attacking the central government for hardly doing anything for the state even though its voters elected BJP MPs from 71 out 80 Lok Sabha seats.
“We will highlight the kind of unprecedented work the Union Government has done for the state,” party General Secretary Arun Singh said.
BJP claims that UP’s share of central taxes will increase to Rs 7,10,966 crore during 2015-20 from Rs 2,80,467 crore in 2010-15 and the local bodies grant will touch Rs 46,026 crore against mere Rs 523 crore in the corresponding period.
The Centre has also electrified 1364 villages and given free electricity connection to 4.24 lakh BPL households.
Under the Prime Minister Mudra Yojna, banks have distributed loans of Rs 12,635 crore among 38 lakh people, it says.
Under the Jan Dhan yojna, 3.26 crore bank accounts were opened in the state and over one crore of them linked to Aadhaar number for transferring cash benefits.
It claims that 5.15 lakh and 6.94 lakh toilets were built there in 2014-15 and 2015-16 respectively with corresponding expenditure of Rs 238 crore and Rs 565 crore under Swachh Bharat Mission (rural).
The compilation also highlights selection of 13 and 61 places in the state under Smart City and Amrut projects besides hike in disaster response fund to help farmers.
As political temperature rises in the state, rival SP and BSP have accused the Modi government of doing little for the state, while BJP has sought to highlight the Modi government’s credentials as a development oriented dispensation.