LUCKNOW: UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav claimed on Tuesday that Samajwadi Party was much ahead of other political parties in the state and that none of the rivals was in a position to give fight to the ruling party in the upcoming Assembly elections.
“We dream big and we know how to realise those dreams. BJP has only pushed the people of the country into distress and misery in the name of demonetisation,” said the Chief Minister while laying the foundation stone of the Institute of Film, Television and Liberal Arts in state capital on Tuesday.
The Chief Minister said that his government had worked for the development of the state and that would change the perception of UP in the world out there. “Bollywood films project UP in bad light. But now this perception will change as UP will also figure among developed states. We have done a lot of development work besides creating a lot of jobs,” added Akhilesh.
Promoting UP, the Chief Minister said that there was no dearth of talents in the state. “A lot of personalities from UP have carved a niche for themselves in Bollywood.
This institute will encourage more such talent and we are working to create a suitable atmosphere for film making in the state,” said the CM while distributing around Rs 9.5 crore grant under the new film policy to the makers of 21 films of 70 which were shot in UP during the last 4.5 years.
Prominent film personalities present on the occasion included SP RS member Jaya Bachchan along with son Abhishek, film maker Anurag Kashyap, actor Ravi Kiseen and Anil Kapoor besides Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) director Virendra Saini.
Meanwhile, Akhilesh Yadav cancelled the next leg his rath yatra which was scheduled to commence from Wednesday. Now the CM will visit Mahoba where he will lay foundation of some power projects moving on to Jhansi to address a public rally in the district on Wednesday.
'Some times one has to go against family for progress'
Citing actor Ravi Kissen and former FTII director Virendra Saini, the CM said that both have shared how they did something which their families didn't like. "But they did well, he said," adding I won't add anything further."