Unnao (Uttar Pradesh) [India], December 17 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Sunday Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) acted as an obstacle in the development of the state.
While addressing the inauguration ceremony of 'Sobhagya Pradhanmantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana' here, the Chief Minister said, "The previous governments, Samajwadi Party and BSP, were acting as an obstacle in the development of Uttar Pradesh as they did not want the entire state to avail electricity. They are claiming that electricity has become expensive. They should be asked on what grounds were they charging people for electricity without even providing it in the first place."
He added no such similar situation would be experienced now.
"1.60 crore houses in Uttar Pradesh will be illuminated within one year. Camps will be set up in villages under the 'Pradhan Mantri Saubhagya Bijli Har Ghar Yojana" wherein free electricity connections are being given to the poor," Adityanath said.
Union Power Minister R K Singh, Unnao MP Sakshi Maharaj, state Energy and Power Minister Shrikant Sharma and Transport Minister Swatantra Dev Singh also attended the program. (ANI)