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PM Modi's Varanasi visit cancelled after heavy rainfall in city

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Sunday visit to Varanasi was cancelled after heavy overnight rainfall in his parliamentary constituency.

india Updated: Jun 28, 2015 14:20 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Sunday visit to Varanasi was cancelled after heavy overnight rainfall in his parliamentary constituency.

The downpour in the holy town led to water-logging at the ground where PM Modi was scheduled to address a 'Vikas Sabha'.

It has rained heavily in the city and the entire DLW ground where the Prime Minister was scheduled to address the public meeting and launch a few projects was heavily water-logged.

Modi was to launch a host of schemes worth Rs 2,000 crore, including nationwide power reforms project - Integrated Power Development Programme (IPDP). He was also scheduled inaugurate a multi-speciality trauma centre at the Banaras Hindu University - the biggest in the country constructed at a cost of Rs 165 crore.

Modi had visited Varanasi for a day and attended Ganga arti and offered prayers at the Kashi Vishwanth Temple on May 17 last year after BJP gained absolute majority in the Lok Sabha polls.

Later in December, he again visited Varanasi during which the PM visited his adopted Jayapur village.