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Modi in Varanasi live: PM says governance is not about winning elections, nation comes first

india Updated: Sep 23, 2017 13:43 IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi gifted on Friday projects worth more than Rs 1,000 crore to his parliamentary constituency, Varanasi, and flagged off the Mahamana Express to Vadodara at an event organised at a newly-constructed trade centre and crafts museum.

The PM’s visit to his parliamentary constituency comes six months after the BJP won a landslide victory in the assembly elections. During campaigning for the polls, he held three back-to-back road shows in Varanasi.

On Saturday, Modi will inaugurate a livestock heath fair at Shahanshahpur village in his parliamentary constituency. He will also attend a sanitation programme in the village.

Here are the live updates:

12.40pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with the people at Shahanshahpur in Varanasi.

11.30am: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogu Adityanath describes ‘Pashu Arogya Mela’ a big initiative for the state that was inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

10.53am: Narendra Modi announces that they will start a movement to make Shahanshahpur open-defecation free by October 2.

10.51am:

10.50am: Let us make these five years about creating the India our freedom fighters dreamt about, says Modi.

10.45am: For us, governance is not about politics or winning elections. The priority is the well being of the nation, says PM Modi.

10.40am: For us country is bigger than party: Modi.

10.30am: I want to compliment UP Government & especially CM Adityanath for organizing the Pashudhan Arogya Mela: Modi.

10am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday laid foundation stone for toilet under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in Shahanshahpur village.

9.30am: Modi provided certificates of awas to benefeciaries of Pradhanmantri Awas Yojana in Varanasi.