PM Modi may attend Varanasi event to mark 2 years of NDA govt

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Varanasi
  • Updated: May 18, 2016 18:23 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on an e-boat in Varanasi. (PTI file photo)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi may attend a function that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will organise at Assi Ghat in Varanasi next week to celebrate two years of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government at the Centre.

Modi, the parliamentarian from Varanasi, took over on May 26, 2014, after a landslide win in the general elections. During his visit to Varanasi on November 8 that year, the PM launched a cleanliness drive under his government’s Swachch Bharat mission at Assi Ghat, where he wielded a spade.

BJP workers have been asked to carry out a sanitation drive at all intersections in the city and even in the rural areas as part of the celebrations.

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Folk artistes will perform stage shows, highlighting different schemes launched by the Centre. Deepdan (floating of earthen lamps in the Ganga) and rangoli will also feature in the programmes.

Sanjay Bhardwaj, the BJP’s east UP media in-charge, said: “We have decided to celebrate the successful completion of (two years)…in a grand manner.”

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government launched several schemes during the first two years of its tenure, Bhardwaj said, and added that the party planned to highlight schemes such as ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’, Ujjwala and Jan Dhan during the event.

“What the PM has done during the last two years, the previous governments could not do in the last six decades. We are delighted that India’s position has strengthened globally under the PM’s leadership,” Bhardwaj said.

Chandrashekhar, the BJP’s Kashi region general secretary (organisation), has constituted a committee that has been asked to make the arrangements. 

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