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Sunday, Apr 05, 2020

HT Samagam live| 'Road to 5 trillion dollar economy goes through UP': Yogi Adityanath

UP CM Yogi Adityanath said all round development of Uttar Pradesh is his priority. Farmers in India's largest state have been the focus of the budget.

By HT Correspondent | Updated: Feb 22, 2020 16:54 IST
HT Samagam live| 'Road to 5 trillion dollar economy goes through UP': Yogi Adityanath

Hindustan Shikhar Samagam -- a conclave by Hindi daily Hindustan -- at Indira Gandhi Pratishthan in Lucknow saw eminent personalities from the fields of politics, sport and cinema come together to discuss and debate on today's most relevant issues.

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath said India's mission to develop a five trillion dollar economy is incomplete until UP turns into a million dollar economy.

Themed on development and prosperity, the Samagam’s catchline this time is ‘Sabal Shaksiyatein, Prabal Nazariya (powerful personalities, strong perspectives)’, saw Union Minister Smriti Irani, UP's ex-CM Akhilesh Yadav, actors Zeeshan Ayyub and Swara Bhasker engage in several debates concerning India's economy, unemployment, Uttar Pradesh's infrastructure and the citizenship amendment act.

04:50 PM IST

'Everybody is safe in Uttar Pradesh': Yogi Adityanath

UP CM says the government of Uttar Pradesh will protect its citizens. It is their primary duty. He outlined though that people who possess 'evil intentions' will bear the brunt of the law of the land.

04:30 PM IST

'Main Expressway will be operational by Diwali': UP CM Adityanath

UP CM said now Chitrakoot to Delhi will now be covered in 3 hours. He said that it is up to governments whether they want to perform or not. Yogi said that his government enhanced inter-state connectivity.

04:24 PM IST

'Purvanchal Expressway will be operational this year': UP CM

Yogi Adityanath said what was impossible for ex-CM Akhilesh Yadav is possible for him. He reiterated that he took up the challenge to build the Purvanchal Expressway in reference to ex-CM Akhilesh Yadav's cooment earlier, where the SP lawmaker said that Purvanchal expressway inauguration was not possible at an early state.

04:23 PM IST

'The road to 5 trillion dollar economy goes through Uttar Pradesh': UP CM

Yogi Adityanath said the imperative has always been to better the lives of farmers and develop the infrastructure so that Uttar pradesh can become a trillion dollar economy first.

03:24 PM IST

'I disagree with Sharjeel Imam': Actor Zeeshan Ayyub

Ayyub points out that it was right that Sharjeel was arrested by Delhi Police and his comments on Assam were against national harmony.

03:12 PM IST

'Police should have ensured security in JNU, but did they?': Actor Zeeshan Ayyub

Actor Zeeshan Ayyub says police should have ensured security to the students in JNU. He also pointed out that there were gunshots were fired at protesters in Jamia and Shaheen Bagh's protest sites.

03:00 PM IST

'Being nationalist is not a crime': Actor Swara Bhasker

Swara Bhasker said that committing crimes in the name of nationalism is a crime. She says Assam's NRC saw millions of Hindus in detention centres.

02:57 PM IST

'Government wanted to bring CAA, they campaigned about it in elections': Actor Swara Bhasker

Bhasker said NRC and NPR cannot be separated. She raises the issue of former PM Manmohan Singh's 2003 speech in Lok Sabha where he asked to give citizenship to minorities from across the borders but she outlined that the current government is not following a step-by-step process to implement the NPR.

02:15 PM IST

I have visited 25 districts, says Akhilesh Yadav

When accused about traveling in AC buses, Akhilesh Yadav said "At present, I have visited 25 districts. Sitapur, Bahraich, Jalaun, Kanpur, Fatehpur, Gonda... went everywhere."

02:09 PM IST

Do not need to catch Ram, Hanuman, will catch work: Akhilesh Yadav

"I do not need to catch Ram and Hanuman, I will catch the work," said SP leader Akhilesh Yadav.

01:30 PM IST

‘Kaam bolta hai’: Akhilesh Yadav on AAP’s Delhi win

Applauding AAP's win in Delhi assembly elections 2020, Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav said, "I always said 'kaam bolta hai (work speaks for itself)', in Delhi, AAP's work spoke for itself and in 2022, kaam bolega in UP."

01:20 PM IST

What are CAA agitators demands?, asks BJP leader Sudhanshu Trivedi

When asked why the BJP is not talking to the CAA agitators, BJP MP Sudhanshu Trivedi said that "During Ramlila protests, the agitators had a demand. What are CAA agitators demands? Nobody knows that. They say they are 4-5 thousand people sitting, then why can't they pick 4-5 people amongst them that can be approached for talks?" he asked.

12:45 PM IST

India committing mistake in treating US as friend, says Owaisi

All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi says India committing mistake in treating US as its friend.

"BJP considers America as a friend. If you consider America as a friend, then why don't we ask America why it drops bombs in Pakistan through drones? Why has America not killed Hafiz Saeed yet? If we considered America as our friend, then why did the US foreign committee speak against Article 370," he said.

12:41 PM IST

Media in US very careful of Trump, says Manoj Jha

On US President Donald Trump's upcoming visit to India, Manoj Jha said "I am very careful with Donald Trump. The media in US is also very careful with him. He is also troubling Modi ji with his statement about 7 million people welcoming him."

11:45 AM IST

Poisonous statements have worsened situation in last 5 yrs: Manoj Jha

Manoj Jha says that the poisonous statements have worsened the situation in the last 5 years. Many of our partners also feel sad when they do so. One would have thought that there would be commentary on Gandhi, Nehru and Baba Saheb in this country.

<p>Poisonous statements have worsened situation in last 5 yrs: Manoj Jha</p>

First published: Feb 22, 2020 09:23 IST