Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a rally in his parliamentary constituency Varanasi on Thursday. He is also scheduled to interact with nearly 20,000 booth-level party workers at the Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW).
The visit is supposed to set the tone for the BJP's foot soldiers for the upcoming Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, a state where politics has been dominated by two rival regional players - the ruling Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party.
This will be PM Modi's ninth tour of Varanasi since he took charge in May, 2014.Updates:
-People of Varanasi have given me strength. I will not leave the work unfinished what I have begun
-Our army makes us proud but some people have questions even on their bravery. Is it good to view institutions like this
-Demonetisation has put an end to naxalism, maoism. Maoists are now surrendering in large numbers
-Poverty is Manmohan's legacy
-Ab mujhe batao ye wo apna report card de rahe hain ya mera de rahe hain. Ye 50% gareebi, viraasat kiski jhel raha hoon main?: PM Modi targets former prime minister Manmohan Singh
-I am happiest when Rahul Gandhi speaks
-125 crore people of India have supported the note drive.
-some political parties supporting the corrupt
-Prime minister Narendra modi gave a report card of his own tenure
-We thought, why not have a cancer research institute here itself. Why should patients from here have to travel far for cancer treatment: PM Modi
-PM Modi lays foundation stone of Mahamana Pt Madan Mohan Malaviya Cancer Centre in Varanasi
-PM Modi arrives in Varanasi, will inaugurate a Trade Facilitation Centre & Crafts Museum & launch schemes, programmes of Textiles Ministry