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PM Modi in Varanasi Highlights- Only ‘professional pessimists’ question $5 trillion economy goal: PM

PM Modi in Varanasi Highlights: The Prime Minister Modi inaugurated the nationwide BJP membership drive and launched a helpline number from Varanasi today. Catch all the major highlights here

By HT Correspondent | Jul 06, 2019 16:33 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Varanasi on Saturday and inaugurated the nationwide membership drive of the Bharatiya Janata Party. He launched a membership drive helpline from Kashi.

After landing in Varanasi, the Prime Minister unveiled the statue of former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shashtri at Lal Bahadur Shashtri International Airport.

He also launched a plantation drive from Anand Kanan Vatika in Varanasi.

Catch all the major highlights here:

1:13 pm IST

Anything that we resolve can be achieved: PM 

“The British had thought that India won’t be able to survive after they leave, but Sardar Vallabhai Patel resolved to keep India’s integrity intact. Similarly, if we resolve to do something, it is entirely possible. Those who only wish but do not have the will to achieve, their goals remain unattainable,” said PM Modi Varanasi.

12:57 pm IST

Only ‘professional pessimists’ question 5 trillion economy goal: PM

“Together we can achieve the goal of making India a $5 trillion economy and prove those wrong who think the target is unattainable,” said PM Modi.

“Only ‘professional pessimists’ question $5 trillion economy goal. These are the people to whom if you go to seek a solution for a problem, they instead confuse you even more,” said PM Modi.

12:45 pm IST

Homestay culture gaining popularity: PM Modi

“These days homestay culture is gaining wide popularity. Even during the Pravasiya Bhartiya Divas, many people had offered to let guests stay at their homes. This can also be taken forward as a commercial activity, and thereby a move in the direction to become a larger economy,” said the prime Minister in Varanasi.

12:43 pm IST

‘Yoga also ensures growth of health tourism’: PM

The practice of yoga in our country not only ensures good health of people but is also giving way to health tourism, which is why we must promote it and also keep the country clean so as to attract more and more tourists,”

12:36 pm IST

Jal Shakti ministry to ensure ‘Har Ghar ko Jal’: PM

“Water is required everywhere, be it for cooking, cleaning, for use in toilets and many more. To ensure look after the water needs of every house in the country (‘Har Ghar ko Jal’) a special Jal Shakti ministry has been dedicated for the purpose,” said PM Modi in Varanasi.

12:30 am IST

10-year-vision, 5-year-target: PM Modi on Budget

“Our vision is for the next 10 years and this five-year-target is only the first step towards it as is indicated by the Budget that was presented yesterday,” said the Prime Minister in Varanasi.

12:23 pm IST

‘Size of the cake matters’: PM Modi on $5 trillion economy goal

“New India is extremely eager to progress,” said PM Modi explaining as to why every should know on $5 trillion economy goal.

He said “it’s an English saying “size of the cake matters” which implies the bigger the economy the more the people will be benefitted.”

12:18 pm IST

All must know what’s meant by $5 trillion economy goal: PM

“It is essential for all of you (BJP workers) to understand what is meant by $5 trillion economy, not only because you need to explain it people but also to give it back to those who think India cannot achieve this goal,” said PM Modi at the launch of BJP’s nationwide membership drive from Varanasi.

12:17 pm IST

Honoured with opportunity to unveil Lal Bahadur Shastri’s statue: PM

Honoured to have gotten the opportunity to unveil former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri’s statue at Varanasi airport, said PM Narendra Modi after the launch of BJP’s nationwide membership drive.

12:06 pm IST

PM Modi launches BJP’s nationwide membership drive

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches BJP’s nationwide membership drive and the helpline number-8980808080 - using which people can become party members. The nationwide membership drive of the BJP will continue till August 11.

11:15 am IST

PM Modi kicks off plantation drive in Varanasi

PM Modi launched the plantation drive by planting a Peepal sapling in Varanasi’s Harahua.

11:12 am IST

PM Modi performs puja

Ahead of kicking off the plantation drive in Uttar Pradesh, PM Narendra Modi is currently performing puja.

11:10 am IST

PM Modi hands overs saplings to children

PM Modi provides saplings to children at a government primary school in Harahua in order to give way to plantation drive in Uttar Pradesh.

10:55 am IST

Sons of former PM Shastri present during unveiling of statue

PM Narendra Modi greeted by son of former Prime Minister of India Lal Bahadur Shastri and Senior Congress leader Anil Shastri at Varanasi airport. PM later inaugurated a statue of Lal Bahadur Shastri. LB Shastri’s younger son Sunil was also present, as reported by news agency ANI.

10:45 am IST

PM Modi unveils statue of former PM Lal Bahadur Shastri

Prime minister Narendra Modi has unveiled the statue of former prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri at the airport in Varanasi.

10:20 am IST

PM to unveil former PM Lal Bahadur Shastri’s statue

Kashi region BJP spokesperson Navratan Rathi said that soon after landing here, Modi will unveil a statue of former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri at the Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport.

10:16 am IST

PM Modi to elaborate on Budget and India’s growth trajectory

“At around 11:30 this morning, I will address the programme in Varanasi marking the launch of @BJP4India’s Membership Drive.

During my speech, I will elaborate on my thoughts on the Budget and India’s growth trajectory in the coming years,” PM Narendra Modi tweeted this morning.

10:00 am IST

PM Modi to launch plantation drive

Under the plantation drive, UP government led by Yogi Aditayanath has set a target to plant 22 crore saplings across the state and Varanasi district administration has decided to plant more than 27 lakh saplings in the district.

9:55 am IST

BJP membership drive to continue till August 11

“The nationwide membership drive of the BJP will continue till August 11,” BJP spokesperson Navratan Rathi said.

The membership can be obtained through a helpline number — 8980808080 — which will be activated after the prime minister inaugurates it formally, said Kashi region BJP spokesperson Navratan Rathi said.

9:50 am IST

PM to launch nationwide membership drive

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the BJP’s nationwide membership drive from the Deendayal Upadhyay Trade Facilitation Centre and Museum in Varanasi.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the nationwide membership drive and will also launch a helpline number here today,” Kashi region BJP spokesperson Navratan Rathi said.

9:45 am IST

PM Modi in Varanasi today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate a nationwide membership drive of the Bharatiya Janata Party from Varanasi on Saturday. He will also launch a membership drive helpline from Kashi.

“On the Jayanti of our inspiration, Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee, the @BJP4India Membership Drive will begin. I will be joining the programme in Kashi to mark the same,” he tweeted this morning.