UP 2022 Elections News & Updates

Priyanka Gandhi Promises Smartphones & Scootys for Girls

The leader of the Congress Party – Priyanka Gandhi has promised free smartphones to all girls studying in Class 12 to help with their education & improve their security. The leader of the INC (Indian National Congress) in Uttar Pradesh also promised all graduate girls will receive an electric scooter as part of the party’s promises should the Congress be elected to power in the upcoming 2022 UP Legislative Assembly polls. The announcement from the leader of the Congress Party follows the party’s decision to give 40% of the tickets in the UP legislative assembly next year.

Priyanka Gandhi made the announcement via social media after she had met with a few school & college-going students. The Congress Party looks to go all out in their efforts to get power in the state of Uttar Pradesh as it continues to be one of the most multifaceted, crucial & the largest political battlegrounds in India. Currently, the Congress Party is not even a part of the leading opposition. Since the 90s, the Congress’ influence in the state has been waning as Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party & other parties have risen to power under leaders like Mulayam Singh, Mayawati, Akhilesh Yadav etc.

BJP & Yogi Adityanath Aiming to Setup 30 Medical Colleges in UP

Recently, the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi & UP CM & BJP leader Yogi Adityanath inaugurated 9 new medical colleges in UP.  CM Yogi Adityanath said there have been only 12 government sector medical colleges opened in UP from 1947 till 2016 while there are 30 new ones to be setup under BJP’s reign in the state. The inauguration of the new medical colleges was dedicated as a homage to the citizens who had lost their lives due to lack of adequate medical attention & facilities. “‘Today 30 medical colleges are opening in Uttar Pradesh under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojna and the state government has also taken this work forward in some districts with its own resources,” the CM of UP stated.

Speaking on the occasion of inauguration of the 9 medical colleges, Union Minister of Health – Mansukh Mandaviya said the Health Infrastructure Mission is a gift to the nation which will provide every district with around Rs. 90-100 crores for development & progress of medical infrastructure. Giving a much-needed boost to the health infrastructure, the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi announced the launch the Rs. 64,000-crore PM Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission from his parliamentary constituency Varanasi and inaugurated nine medical colleges from Siddharthnagar.

With the construction of these new colleges, there will also be more employment opportunities for more than 10,000 doctors & medical staff. The new colleges also mean that there will be more seats available to students across India wishing to pursue an educational qualification in medicine. “In Uttar Pradesh, till 2017 there were only 1900 seats in the Government Medical College, whereas, in the double-engine government, more than 1,900 new seats have been increased in the last four years,” the PM of India continued to say, “We will produce more doctors in the next 10 to 12 years than the number of doctors we got in 70 years after independence”.