The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government in Uttar Pradesh is reportedly considering convening a special session of the State Assembly to deliberate upon the ambitious goal of achieving a one trillion US dollar economy for the state by 2027. While the exact dates for this proposed session have not yet received formal approval from the Yogi Adityanath Cabinet, it is anticipated to be an extensive discussion lasting either 36 or 48 hours.
The Adityanath administration has articulated a comprehensive roadmap to attain this formidable economic target, with a pronounced emphasis on crucial sectors. However, this vision has frequently attracted criticism from opposition quarters, particularly from Akhilesh Yadav, the leader of the Samajwadi Party and the Leader of the Opposition. Akhilesh Yadav, during the monsoon session of the Assembly on August 11, voiced his skepticism about the government’s focus on this substantial economic objective, particularly highlighting concerns regarding the agriculture sector.
During the aforementioned session, Chief Minister Adityanath challenged Akhilesh to engage in a 36-hour debate within the Assembly, specifically centering around the transformation of the state into a one trillion dollar economy. This move was seen as a response to Akhilesh’s earlier allegations that the government was merely peddling a lofty dream without sufficient attention to the agricultural sphere.
Sources within the government have indicated that the scheduling of this special session will occur once the Cabinet finalizes the specific dates. As the BJP-led Central government, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, convenes a five-day special session of Parliament from September 18 to 22, with the agenda yet undisclosed, political dynamics in Uttar Pradesh continue to evolve.