Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav hoisted the tri-colour on Wednesday and vowed to develop the state within a stipulated time.

Addressing a gathering after hoisting the national flag, Yadav said his government was committed to the welfare of the poor, the downtrodden, the weaker sections and the oppressed.

"Serious work has been initiated by our government. Very soon people will be able to gauge the difference from the past," he said.

Pointing out that the government had prioritized the power and infrastructure sectors, the chief minister said efforts were on to connect alldistrict headquarters with four lane roads.

Earlier, hoisting the flag at his official residence, the chief minister said the fruits of independence were yet to reach the poor.


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