A resolution was tabled a day after Rs 101 crore was proposed for the airport in the annual state budget along with other development projects for Ayodhya that included beautification of the temple town.
After the first “paperless” Budget was presented by Finance Minister Suresh Khanna in the Assembly, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said the Budget in the pandemic year represented “atmanirbhar (self-reliant) Uttar Pradesh”.
Yogi Adityanath said the Budget reaffirms the government's resolve to ensure “ease of living” of the people by providing tap water and electricity to every household, water to every farm, work to every hand and making every village digital.
Samajwadi Party (SP) leaders reached the Assembly on tractors carrying sugarcane, wheat and empty diesel barrels as a mark of protest. A minor scuffle broke out between them and police, which stopped them from entering the Vidhan Bhawan with sugarcane.
She expressed her pleasure over the state tableau, titled 'Ayodhya: Cultural Heritage of Uttar Pradesh', being ranked first in the Republic Day parade, and Deepotsav in Ayodhya and Dev Deepawali in Varanasi.
Alleging that the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had lost its hold on law and order in the state and failed to protect women and safeguard the interests of farmers, the Opposition MLAs raised slogans and held up placards as soon as Governor Anandiben Patel began her customary address at the joint session.
The legacy of Suheldev — who is believed to have lived c.1000 AD and defeated a purported nephew of the Turkic conqueror Mahmud of Ghazni in battle — has been claimed by political parties over the years.
Adityanath also said the under construction Purvanchal Expressway has brought “a ray of hope” for residents of Azamgarh who were denied houses on rent elsewhere three-four years ago because of the city's image.
With an agitation against the new farm laws underway at the borders of Delhi for well over two months now, PM Modi listed the initiatives taken by his government over the past six years to make farmers self-reliant.
The decision was taken at a meeting held at the official residence of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday. Officials were asked to immediately prepare a plan to train all MLAs and ensure that the state Budget is made paperless as well.
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