Sultanpur (UP): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday launched a blistering attack on opposition parties saying the previous governments in Uttar Pradesh led by them reduced the state’s vital eastern part to “mafiawaad” and poverty, but the BJP government is now writing a new chapter of development.
The prime minister was addressing a rally in Sultanpur after inaugurating the 341-km-long Purvanchal Express.
He said development under previous chief ministers was limited to places where they had homes and families, but the present government is giving fruits of development to the eastern region as well as to the western part of Uttar Pradesh.
The prime minister said the six-lane expressway would serve as the lifeline of the eastern region and give a big push to economic development of the region and the state.
The 341-km expressway links state capital Lucknow with Ghazipur and has been constructed at a cost of Rs 22,500 crore. Modi landed on the Purvanchal Expressway airstrip in a military transport aircraft. The 3.2-km airstrip has been constructed on the expressway to facilitate emergency landing of fighter aircraft.