Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday said that the double engine government of the Bharatiya Janata Party led (BJP) by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is realizing Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya’s dream of welfare and development of the person sitting at the last rung of the society.
Paying glowing tributes to Pt Upadhyaya on his 55th death anniversary at an event organised at the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Smritika Park in Lucknow, the CM said that a man of such virtues was a victim of a conspiracy in the independent India.
He also garlanded the statue of Pandit Upadhyaya, who was also a founder member of Bharatiya Jana Sangh.
Yogi said that Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay was a beacon of light who talked about Antyodaya and who had made the welfare of the person sitting in the last row the agenda of political thinking. “The effect of his thinking is visible today. Today the world is witnessing the power of integral humanism,” he said.
He said that the double engine government led by PM Modi is converting Pandit Upadhyay’s dream of Antyodaya into ‘Rashtrodaya’ with full commitment and honesty. “For the first time every eligible person is getting toilets, housing, Ujjwala connection without any discrimination on the basis of religion, region and language. Electricity is being distributed without any discrimination. 80 crore people of the country are getting free ration. During the Corona epidemic, 220 crore doses of vaccine were given to people free of cost,” he said.
The CM said, “Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay had declared that when we would come to power, Integral Humanism and Antyodaya would be seen in its real form. This was the thinking of a political sage, which has been realised by the BJP government,” he said.
He said that under the inspiration of Pandit Upadhyay and under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the UP government is also running many public welfare programs in the state. “The government is working with commitment and honesty for public welfare. Jobs in UP are being given today on the basis of merit only, without any discrimination,” he said.
Yogi said that inspired by great men like Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay, the BJP gave the mantra of Seva Hi Sangathan during the pandemic, which implies that serving the country and its people selflessly is the supreme virtue. “This realisation in the political class also instills political confidence in the citizens of the country and in the absence of such thinking, political parties are incapable of thinking about the welfare of people,” he said.
BJP State President Bhupendra Chaudhary, Deputy Chief Minister Brajesh Pathak, Union Minister Kaushal Kishore, MLC Mukesh Sharma, former minister Ashutosh Tandon, MLA Rajeshwar Singh and many public representatives and BJP officials and workers were present on the occasion.