The Chief Minister was addressing a function at the sports stadium in Hamirpur where free laptops were distributed to 7439 students from various colleges and foundation laying was done for 48 projects. Besides, the Chief Minister gave away cheques of financial aid from the Chief Minister's relief fund to Mrs Chandra (Rs. 1.5 lakh), Rs. one lakh each to Mrs. Anita and Mrs. Khatoon, Rs. 20,000 to Mr. Deshraj and Rs. 15,000 to Mrs. Kusma.
Mr. Yadav in his address said that the state government was working to implement the promises made in the poll manifesto and informed that many development and people oriented schemes that were underway in UP were not being taken up in any other state. He referred to schemes like the unemployment allowance scheme, Kanya Vidya Dhan scheme and financial aid to girls from the Muslim community for higher education.
The Chief Minister also pointed out how opposition parties had poked fun on the free laptop distribution scheme and said that he was sure that the people of the state would give a befitting reply to such unfounded criticism. Mr. Yadav also elaborated on various other promises on which work had been taken up and informed on how irrigation had been made free for farmers and loans upto Rs. 50,000 were waived off.
Talking about the power situation in the state, the Chief Minister said that if the central government provided the state with coal blocks, the crisis in the state would be over. He also blamed the previous government of leaving behind a debt of Rs. 25,000 crores on the power department and said that efforts were on to set up new power houses for better power supply. The government was working on alternative sources like solar energy as well.
Also present at the function were state minister for women welfare (Independent Charge) Mrs. Arun Kumar Kori, Minister of State for Secondary Education (Independent Charge) Mr. Vijay Bahadur Pal and other peoples' representatives.