In what he termed as a “record-breaking event”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 81 investment projects worth Rs 60,000 crore in Lucknow on Sunday. During his fifth visit in the past one month to the state which has 80 Lok Sabha seats, the PM launched the projects which were pledged to the state during the UP Investor’s Summit in February.
“More than ground-breaking event, it is record-breaking event. This is an unimaginable achievement of the UP government,” Modi said while lauding the Yogi Adityanath-led government in bagging the investments.
While addressing his “industrial friends” at the ceremony, he said, “Last time we met during the UP Investors Summit in February. I am elated to see a huge step being taken to deliver the promises made there on the ground.” He added, “Investors are an important unit towards nation-building and their prosperity is linked to the dreams of millions of youngsters of the country.”
Eighty industrialists, including major firms such as Birla, Reliance, and Adani attended the ceremony alongside Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
Asserting that the investment of Rs 60,000 crore was not by any account small, the PM said, “I’ve long been chief minister and have helmed a state linked to industrial activity. Investment of Rs 60,000 crore is not low. You have done an unimaginable work.”
Modi added that the man...