New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday arrived in Varanasi, his parliamentary constituency and launched the BJP’s mega membership drive. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Governor Ram Naik received the prime minister at the Varanasi airport, along with BJP working president JP Nadda and Union minister Mahendra Nath Pandey. Also Read - Modi Confident Reforms in Past Months Will Boost Manufacture & Agriculture; Says Everyone to Get Vaccine Shots
This was PM’s second visit to the city after his party registered a thumping victory in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections 2019. PM Modi had visited his constituency on May 27 to thank people for keeping faith in his government. Also Read - Bihar Polls: Rahul Gandhi Accuses PM Modi of Not Talking About Problems Like Unemployment Faced by Our Country
“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. This drive will further connect people from all walks of life with the BJP family. It will strengthen our party,” PM Modi had tweeted yesterday. Also Read - Save Bihar From 'Jungle Raj': PM Modi Slams Lalu's RJD at Darbhanga Rally
Sharing the details of the BJP’s membership drive, its vice-president Shivraj Singh Chouhan said the party has set a target of adding minimum 20 per cent more workers in its current strength through this drive, which will conclude on August 11.
Anyone can become member by giving a missed call on a mobile number or by filing a form, Chouhan said in a statement.
PM also unveiled a statue of former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri at 10:30 AM. At 10:55 AM he launched a tree plantation drive. At 11:30 AM, PM Modi addressed around 5,000 party workers at Deendayal Upadhyaya Trade Facilitation Centre in Bada Lalpur, where he launched the membership drive.