Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday addressed the an investors’ summit in Uttar Pradesh and said that the state is changing rapidly to a positive direction of growth and development.
Speaking at the summit, Modi said that when change happens, it becomes apparent for all to see. He added that the organization of such a big investors’ summit in Uttar Pradesh, with the participation of so many investors, is itself indicative of change. He congratulated the State for establishing itself on the path of development and prosperity in such a short timeframe.
He said the State is blessed with an abundance of resources and capabilities. He noted its strengths in agriculture. He also complimented the Government of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, for changing the negative atmosphere in the State, to one of positivity and hope.
As per PTI Uttar Pradesh has signed 1,045 pacts worth Rs4.28 trillion on the first day of the UP investors’ summit, CM Yogi Adityanath said on Wednesday. “It is a matter of pride for the state that fortune-500 companies are participating in this summit. I want to tell you all that till now we have signed 1,045 MoUs worth Rs4.28 lakh crore. I have recently presented budget of Rs4.28 lakh crore and the figure of MOUs signed is the same... We are heading towards new UP,” Adityanath said while addressing the summit in Lucknow. He said he would himself oversee that the MoUs signed are executed, and those who are coming to invest in the state get all the facilities.
“I welcome all the guests including industrialists. With PM’s guidance and blessings, UP is heading towards development and shedding its bimaru tag. We are trying to become developed. PM’s guidance helps us in good governance and taking the state on path of development,” he said.
In his speech, Additional Director General (Law and Order) Anand Kumar said that the perception about the police and criminal activities in the state has changed, points out a visibly pleased.
"We have clear-cut directives from the government that rule of law has to prevail and that criminals cannot be allowed to have a free run," Kumar told IANS while pointing out that the tough stand of the state government and the "proactive actions" by the police have instilled fear in criminals -- so much so that many have either left the state or have surrendered.
"The message is clear -- people of the state will be given safety and security at all costs and the criminal element will not be spared," Kumar added.