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    Modi in Varanasi LIVE: “Schemes rolled out by the Opposition is not effective. But, the schemes of NDA government will benefit the farmers for coming 10 years,” says PM Modi.

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    Modi in Varanasi LIVE: Our government is progressing the development of the country on two tracks. One track is the infrastructure such as railway, airway, internet…..and the second is the attempt to make the lives of farmers, middle class and labour class easy, says PM.

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    Modi in Varanasi LIVE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates Madan Mohan Malviya Cancer Centre of Banaras Hindu University.

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    Modi in Varanasi LIVE: PM Modi while inaugurating several developmental projects said that government changed over time but the dreams of people remained unfulfilled but today we have taken a step towards a new beginning. (“Sarkarein aati gai, baatein karti rahi. lekin aapki aasha kabhi poori nahi hui. Uska pura karne ki taraf aj ek mangal karya ka aarambh hua hai.”)

  • 11:54 AM IST
    Modi in Varanasi LIVE: In a dig at the Opposition, Modi added, “Our youth partners who are becoming part of the social and political system in the age of digital India are about to change the current situation… Now we have to recognize the people who raise issues for their selfish and political gains.”
  • 11:49 AM IST

    Modi in Varanasi LIVE: Elucidating on the NDA government’s social welfare schemes, Modi said, “Poor families will get free electricity connection, gas connection, medical treatment of up to Rs 5 lakh, irrigation arrangements for farmers and Rs 6,000 annual grant. There are a number of other schemes that have been rolled out for the deprived class.”

  • 11:46 AM IST

    Modi in Varanasi LIVE: Speaking on Sant Ravidas and the NDA government’s welfare schemes, the Prime Minister said, “Sant Ravidas is the site of faith and reverence for crores of people. Being your MP, I am also getting a chance to serve here. Guru Ji had conceived an idea for India, where everyone would be taken care of without any discrimination. Our government has been doing the work of public welfare while furthering the same sentiment for the past four and a half years. The public welfare schemes which will be inaugurated in Varanasi today are going to benefit all the classes of society equally. Every step of our government, every plan is consistent with the feelings of Pujya Saint Ravidas ji.”

  • 11:41 AM IST

    Modi in Varanasi LIVE: Addressing a public meet after laying the foundation stone for Guru Ravidas birthplace, Prime Minister said, “In the temple of Kashi’s Sant Ravidas Ji, I had the pleasure of learning philosophy and laid foundations of development projects.” The Prime Minister also tweeted a video on the life of Guru Ravidas.

  • 11:40 AM IST

    Modi in Varanasi LIVE: Addressing a public meet after laying the foundation stone for Guru Ravidas birthplace, Prime Minister said, “In the temple of Kashi’s Sant Ravidas Ji, I had the pleasure of learning philosophy and laid foundations of development projects.”

    The Prime Minister also tweeted a video on the life of Guru Ravidas.

    https://twitter.com/narendramodi/status/1097668291257077761

Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Varanasi, his parliamentary constituency, on Tuesday to inaugurate nearly 31 projects worth Rs 3,300 crore and lay a foundation for three others. Also Read - Modi in Uttar Pradesh Live News Updates: PM Hits Back at Congress Over Rahul Gandhi's 'Chowkidar Chor Hai' Jibe

Among several projects, he would be inaugurating the newly constructed Madan Mohan Malviya Cancer Centre of Banaras Hindu University. The 350-bed hospital has been built at a cost of Rs 500 crore. The PM will also be inaugurating another big cancer treatment facility Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital, Lehartara. This facility has jointly been set up by the Trusts, the Tata Memorial Centre and Banaras Hindu University. The hospitals would be able to cater to patients in UP, Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttarakhand and even neighbouring countries like Nepal. Also Read - In Big Development Push Ahead of 2019 Polls, PM Modi Unveils Projects Worth Rs 2,413 cr in Varanasi

This is Prime Minister’s 17th visit to the temple town after becoming its representative in 2014. Also Read - PM Modi Gifts Projects Worth Rs 550 Crore to Varanasi, Presents Report Card of Govt's Development Works

PM Narendra Modi was received at the Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport by Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya, state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Mahendra Nath Pandey and other senior officials.

Modi is also expected to address a public meet before flying off to New Delhi at the end of his Tuesday tour.