Nothing has changed in Uttar Pradesh under Yogi govt: Congress MLA Misra

NewsDrum Desk
25 Jan 2023

Nagpur, Jan 25 (PTI) Uttar Pradesh Congress MLA Aradhana Misra on Wednesday said new industries will not come to the northern state unless businesspersons are assured of good infrastructure besides a sound law and order situation as she criticised the Yogi Adityanath government over its performance in the last five years.

The Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader said there was nothing to talk about the Uttar Pradesh government's performance as "things are going from bad to worse".

Asked about the Adityanath government's claim of attracting industrial investments in the country's most populous state, Misra maintained nothing has changed in the last five years.

Speaking to PTI during a visit to Nagpur for a party programme, the Congress legislator attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in her home state, saying "they haven't done anything. Its like things are going from bad to worse... nothing (positive) is happening (in UP)." She said for development you need infrastructure, regular power, good roads and other facilities besides a robust law and order situation.

"If you are not going to give them (industries) conducive atmosphere, why will they come to you?" asked the Congress MLA from Rampur Khas in Pratapgarh district.

To a query on the impact of Rahul Gandhi-led Bharat Jodo Yatra in Uttar Pradesh, Misra said though the campaign's stay in the politically crucial state was brief, it received "phenomenal" response from people.

"It was quite cold during that time but we could see women, elderly people and young children in large numbers coming out to see Rahul Gandhi and the yatra," she said.

Misra said the nationwide foot march has energised the organisation and infused new energy in Congress workers across the country.

"We want to take forward this momentum and that is why 'Haath Se Haath Jodo Abhiyan' (a new Congress campaign) has been planned," she said.

Misra took a dig at the Eknath Shinde-BJP government in Maharashtra and dubbed it as "unconstitutional".

Earlier, addressing a press conference here, Misra gave details of the 'Haath Se Haath Jodo Abhiyan' which is starting from January 26.

As part of the new campaign, block-level padyatra covering all gram panchayats and booths, will be carried out by Congress workers and leaders.

The Uttar Pradesh Congress leader slammed the BJP for its "hate politics" and not addressing key issues like inflation, problems of farmers, border tension and unemployment.

Misra expressed confidence about the Congress winning the upcoming Karnataka Assembly elections. PTI CLS RSY RSY

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