Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath paid tribute to the statue of former PM Chaudhary Charan Singh on his birth anniversary on December 23 and gifted tractors to 51 farmers under the ‘Krishak Uphar Yojana’.
A total of 93 farmers have been shortlisted following lucky draws for free distribution of tractors in the State, and 51 of them received the keys from the Chief Minister on the occasion.
CM Yogi Adityanath is also scheduled to unveil a 51-foot-tall statue of Chaudhary Charan Singh in Moradabad’s Bilari Assembly and will also hold a conference to honour farmers. As different parties gear up for the 2024 Lok Sabha Elections, the BJP is eying the significant Jat votes in Western Uttar Pradesh.
According to media reports, Jayant Chaudhary, Rajya Sabha MP and the grandson of Chaudhary Charan Singh, has also been invited to the programme.
SP leader and MLA Bilari Assembly, Mohammad Faheem Irfan, also welcomed the installation of the statue and said, “It’s a proud moment for us that a 50-foot-tall statue is being installed here and I welcome the chief minister. We hope that CM will make some new announcements and that the constituency will get some gifts from CM.”
अन्नदाता किसानों के हितों के संरक्षण एवं उनके समग्र विकास हेतु अपना जीवन समर्पित करने वाले जननेता, पूर्व प्रधानमंत्री चौधरी चरण सिंह जी की जयंती 'किसान दिवस' के अवसर पर आज लखनऊ में उनकी प्रतिमा पर माल्यार्पण कर उन्हें श्रद्धांजलि अर्पित की। pic.twitter.com/59TZXIeZXx
— Yogi Adityanath (@myogiadityanath) December 23, 2023
Chaudhary Charan Singh served as the fifth Prime Minister of India from July 1979 to January 1980. He was also the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh twice and served as a Union minister in Morarji Desai’s cabinet as well.
(with inputs from ANI)