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In pics | Modi rides e-rickshaw, then e-boat: PM’s day out in Varanasi

On a visit to his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a boat ride and e-rickshaw ride, launched a scheme to give free cooking gas to women below poverty line and also attacked the previous UPA government.

india Updated: May 01, 2016 22:43 IST
Modi in Varanasi

PM Modi on a boat in Varanasi.(Photo: PIB/Twitter)

On a visit to Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a boat ride and an e-rickshaw ride, launched a scheme to give free cooking gas to women and attacked the previous UPA government on Sunday.

The PM visited his Lok Sabha constituency, Varanasi, later in the day where he said his government believed in “going to the root” of problems to resolve them.

“Many governments came in past, which worked for the rich. This time a government has come which aims at benefiting the poor,” he said, accusing the previous regimes of practising vote-bank politics.

Here is a photo essay on Modi’s day out.

PM Modi distributed free LPG connections to beneficiaries under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojana at Ballia. Modi said the scheme to give free cooking gas connections to 50 million below poverty line (BPL) women was one of the many steps by the Centre for the welfare of the poor. (Photo: PIB/Twitter)

PM Modi got a few books as present at the launch of the Ujjwala Yojana scheme. He also got a sapling. (Photo: PIB/Twitter)

Modi addressed the citizens of Varanasi. (Photo: PIB/Twitter)

He distributed the papers of e-rickshaws to beneficiaries in Varanasi. (Photo: PIB/Twitter)

Modi flagged off the distribution of e-rickshaws and took a ride on a vehicle at the DLW ground. (Photo: PIB/Twitter)

Modi went close to the barricades and responded to the cheering crowd. The PM interacted with family members of the beneficiaries. (Photo: PIB/Twitter)

Modi also visited the Centre for Cultural Studies and Research in Varanasi. (Photo: PIB/Twitter)

He inspected ancient books and cultural artefacts at the centre. (Photo: PIB/Twitter)

Modi at the Centre for Cultural Studies and Research in Varanasi. (Photo: PIB/Twitter)

Modi also took a ride on an e-boat and distributed 11 solar-powered boats at the Assi Ghat in Varanasi. The PM said the step was in line with his government’s focus on making long-term interventions to empower the poor in their fight against poverty and climb up the ladder. (Photo: PIB/Twitter)

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