Modi, who is on a one-day visit to Lucknow, rather decided to talk about the shortcoming of the former UP governments: "Before 2017, the UP government was not keen on building houses for poor people. We needed to implore them to do this. They should make 18,000 houses under the PM Awas Yojana yet didn't even make 18 houses. They were making issues. The destitute individuals of UP will always remember this."
His address came during his visit to the 'Azadi@75-New Urban India: Transforming Urban Landscape' Expo at Indira Gandhi Pratishthan in Lucknow. Commending UP Chief Minister Adityanath, Modi said, "After Yogi Adityanath came to control, nine lakh houses have been constructed for the urban poor." "I'm glad that females are the proprietors or the joint-proprietors in 80% of the houses designated under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. Normally, everything is for the sake of the spouse or the child," he added.
Modi further criticized the Opposition and said, "Prior, the houses dispensed were more modest in size, development material was questionable, and surprisingly the apportioning was farfetched. After 2014, when our administration came to control, we chose no house would be more modest than 22 sq m," he said. "After 2014, our administration has given the consent to construct over 1.13 crore houses under PM Awas Yojana, in the city. Of these, more than 50 lakh houses have been constructed and given to the poor up until now," he added.
Modi additionally said that three crore helpless families have turned 'lakhpatis'. "How? You can consider the worth of the houses we have constructed under the PM Awas Yojana," he said. "Under PM Awas Yojana, central government has moved almost Rs 1 lakh crore into the accounts of poor people," he added. Modi then, at that point, introduced and established foundation stones of 75 metropolitan development undertakings of Uttar Pradesh under Smart Cities Mission and AMRUT. He likewise hailed off 75 buses under FAME-II for seven, urban communities including Lucknow, Kanpur, Varanasi, Prayagraj, Gorakhpur, Jhansi and Ghaziabad.
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, UP Governor Anandiben Patel and UP CM Adityanath were available with him at the occasion.
As per the reports, Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel scrutinized the BJP government for its "anti-farmer approach bringing up that neither the PM, nor the CM said a solitary word on this incidence (Lakhimpur Kheri) in light of the fact that they have a propensity for overlooking the voice of ranchers." "They are enemies of ranchers. Their allies call them (ranchers challenging homestead laws) 'Talibani', 'Khalistani' and so on", said Chhattisgarh CM Baghel.
In the interim, Samajwadi Party representative Ashutosh Verma, purportedly said: "Not referencing anything about the Lakhimpur occurrence in his discourse of more than 35 minutes plainly shows the Prime Minister's heartlessness… " "He has the opportunity to wish cheerful birthday to superstars yet he can't offer sympathy to ranchers who passed on in the violence at Lakhimpur?" Verma added, accusing that the Union minister's son had not been captured in spite of having been reserved for homicide attributable to abuse of force.
Prior in the day, Congress pioneer Priyanka Gandhi had inquired, "For what reason is PM Narendra Modi not visiting Lakhimpur Kheri to meet families hit by violence?"