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Why Akhilesh Yadav is Busy Taking Credit of Lucknow Metro and Development Activities of Central Government??

UP Elections are near and UP Government led by CM Akhilesh Yadav is falsely taking credit of all kind of development work going on at Uttar Pradesh. Every body knows when PM Narendra Modi announced that All 18,452 Villages will be Electrified in 1000 days, then UP had 1500+ Villages which had not seen Electricity ever in their life. Now after 400 days of announcement, Narendra Modi led Government under Piyush Goyal leadership successfully electrify almost all village of UP. UP Government and Akhilesh Yadav took the credit of electrification and put banner all over UP as their accomplishment. 

Similar to Electrification, To project Akhilesh Yadav as Development favoured Leader, Samajwadi Party is taking credit of Lucknow Metro Transit System. 

Today Ministry of Urban Development released Rs. 250 cr for the Lucknow Metro Rail project which is a joint venture project of central and Uttar Pradesh Governments. 

The Ministry had earlier this year released Rs.300 cr taking the total assistance provided to the Lucknow Metro to Rs.550 cr.

Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh discussed the progress of Lucknow Metro with Urban Development Minister Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu and sought its speedy implementation.

The 23 km Lucknow Metro is estimated to cost Rs.6,928 cr. Of this, central government provides Rs.1,003 cr as its share of equity, Rs.297 cr as Sub-ordinate Debt and Rs.3,500 cr as loan assistance. Uttar Pradesh has to mobilize the remaining Rs.2,128 cr as its share of equity and other means. 

Central Government entered into a loan agreement with the European Investment Bank in March this year for providing a loan of Rs.3,500 cr to the Lucknow Metro Project.

Other than that, Agra – Lucknow Express way comes under Bharat Mala project of Central Government and Center also funded the project extensively but Akhilesh Yadav is not saying one single word to Central Government – Thank You !! 

Recently Indian Junior Hockey Team won World Championship at Lucknow. Complete Event is funded by Ministry of Sports with slight share of State Government for maintaining Stadiums but Akhilesh Yadav IT Team is busy spreading it like Akhilesh Yadav himself organised Hockey World Cup. 

All this activity is an attempt to create an image of Akhilesh Yadav as a development favoured Leader in competition to Prime Minister which is blessing in disguise but Irony is that He is using work done by Prime Minister and Team to make over his Image. 

We hope Akhilesh Yadav in real govern his government with transparency, honesty and maintain Law and Order in state which is currently in disaster. 


Abhishek Kumar 

You can reach the author at @Abhi_4_Nation 

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