Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed farmers in Varanasi’s Shahanshahpur on Saturday. PM Modi laid foundation for toilet under 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' in Shahanshahpur. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was also present.
Here are the live updates from PM Modi's tour:
# LED bulbs have been installed in street lights in Kashi, says PM Modi
# We have taken responsibility for tough jobs, says PM Modi
# If Modi won't do tough jobs then who will, says PM Modi
# 'Swachhta' has to become 'Swabhav', it's our collective responsibility. A cleaner India will also be a healthier India: PM Modi
# For us, country is bigger than party: PM Narendra Modi in Varanasi
# By 2022, all the poor will have a home of their own, says PM Modi
# It is our responsibility to provide shelter to poorest of poor, says PM Modi
# Cleanliness can eradicate all diseases, says PM Modi
# It is my privilege to lay foundation for toilet, says PM Modi
# Unhygienic conditions are root cause of many diseases, says PM Modi
# Our target is to double income of farmers by 2022, says PM Modi
# For us, governance is not about vote banks or winning elections. Our priority is development of the country: PM Modi
# We are very ahead in milk production but it is dismal in terms of milk production per cattle, says PM Modi
# Our priorities are not set according to votes: PM Modi
# People will benefit from Pashu Arogya Mela: PM Modi
# I congratulate CM Yogi Adityanath for Pashu Arogya Mela, says PM Modi
# I won't let the efforts of people, who are attending the addressal, to go in vain, says PM Modi
# PM Modi begins speech in front of farmers in Shahanshahpur
# Varanasi: PM Narendra Modi at Pashu Arogya Mela in Shahanshahpur. He will later address the farmers.
Varanasi: PM Narendra Modi at Pashu Arogya Mela in Shahanshahpur. He will later address the farmers. pic.twitter.com/4buMj5QXxF— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) September 23, 2017
# PM Modi inaugurates Pashu Arogya Mela in Shahanshahpur
# Governor Ram Naik and CM Yogi Adityanath was also present
# PM Modi interacts with villagers in Shahanshahpur
# PM Modi lays foundation of for toilet under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
# PM Modi reaches Shahanshahpur
# PM Modi to reach Shahanshahpur shortly
Earlier on Friday, PM Modi said development was the solution to all the problems in the country and accused the previous governments of destroying the public exchequer in their bid to win elections.
Modi, who is on his first visit to Varanasi after the BJP’s landslide victory in the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh in March this year, also launched several development projects worth over Rs 1,000 crore for his Lok Sabha constituency.
“Development is the solution to all our problems,” Modi said addressing a public meeting here.
“Governments in the past were such that they seemed to hate development. For them, national exchequer was destroyed in the task of winning elections),” he added.
Targeting the previous governments, Modi alleged they were driven by political calculations, resulting in schemes being inaugurated but never seeing completion.
“We not only launch but also complete projects.”
Asserting that his government’s effort was to empower the poor, he said, “Our aim is to see that the dream of development is fulfilled and lives of poor changes and they get opportunities.”
Modi said even the poor people do not want their future generations to eke out a living like themselves. “No poor person wants to give their children their poverty in inheritance,” Modi said.