PM Modi's assertion of development is a ploy: Congress

| Updated: Mar 20, 2017 12:37 IST

New Delhi/Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], Mar. 20 (ANI): Coming down heavily on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement that the newly formed government in Uttar Pradesh will bring record development in the state, the Congress Party on Monday said the former's assertion of development is a ploy. "Every time when they come to power, they always say development. It has become a ploy. I don't think they have any definite plan for the development of Uttar Pradesh. Any way, it's a new government so we don't want to be pessimistic," Congress leader P.C. Chacko told ANI. Chacko expressed hope that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath does not repeat the kind of statements he used to issue earlier. "He is now the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. So, we all hope that he will show maturity and responsibility and not issue provocative statements against some communities. He will understand his responsibility that it is his duty to take everybody together," he added. The Congress leader also wished the new Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister all the success. Resonating similar sentiments, another Congress leader Om Prakash Mishra said, "Yogi Adityanath is a young person and he has won the elections five times. Definitely the Central Government's agenda is 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas' and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said there will be development in Uttar Pradesh. So, naturally we hope Aditynath will develop Uttar Pradesh. He will be an example in India and also abroad." In a series of tweets, Prime Minister Modi has expressed confidence over the newly formed government in Uttar Pradesh and said it would bring record development in the state. "Our sole mission & motive is development. When UP develops, India develops. We want to serve UP's youth & create opportunities for them,"(sic) he tweeted. Prime Minister Modi further said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has formed governments in four out of five states that went to the polls because of the blessings of people and hard work of the party workers. Yogi Adityanath yesterday took oath as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. Governor Ram Naik administered the oath of office and secrecy to Adityanath and his Cabinet at a function in Lucknow's Smriti Upvan. State BJP president Keshav Prasad Maurya and the party's national vice-president Dinesh Sharma were sworn-in as the Deputy Chief Ministers. Prime Minister Modi and party president Amit Shah were also present in the ceremony. Also in attendance was former chief minister of the state Akhilesh Yadav, along with his father and Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav. Adityanath, a five-time Lok Sabha MP from Gorakhpur, was unanimously elected as the BJP Legislature Party leader at a meeting of the newly-elected MLAs in Lucknow on Saturday evening. He later met the Governor and staked claim to form the government in the state. (ANI)