New Delhi: Reacting to Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant’s remarks about Indian states like Bihar and Uttar Pradesh (UP) holding up India’s progress, Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav, on Tuesday, said the comments were a gross disgrace to the residents of the states, for which the Government should also apologise to the residents.
He took to Twitter for the same and said, “Today, it is being said that the country is trailing due to states such as Bihar, MP, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, UP. This statement would not have arisen if the Government ensured equal opportunity for development. This is a gross disgrace to the residents of these states. The government should seek their forgiveness.”
आज ये कहा जा रहा है कि बिहार, एमपी, राजस्थान, छत्तीसगढ़, यूपी जैसे राज्यों की वजह से देश पिछड़ रहा है. अगर सरकार विकास के समान अवसर सुनिश्चित करती तो ऐसा बयान नहीं दिलवाती. ये इन राज्यों में बसनेवाली जनता का घोर अपमान है. सरकार को इन राज्यों के निवासियों से माफ़ी माँगनी चाहिए. pic.twitter.com/mBLuWyolaD
— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) April 24, 2018
Kant had earlier said that states like Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan are keeping India backward, especially on social indicators.
“Eastern part of India particularly states like Bihar, UP, Chattisgarh, MP, and Rajasthan are keeping India backward, especially on social indicators. While we have improved on ease of doing business, we have remained backwards on human development index,” Kant informed. (ANI)