Varanasi, Nov 07: Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in Varanasi this morning, his first visit to his Lok Sabha constituency after assuming office. He was received by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav at Varanasi airport.
Addressing a huge crowd in Varanasi, Modi talked about the plans for the development of the ancient temple town and laid the foundation stone of a trade facilitation centre for weavers, an announcement for which was made in the first general budget presented by his government in June this year.
Modi arrived at the airport located at Babatpur near here around 10:00am and left straight for Lalpur village where he laid the foundation stone of a trade facilitation centre and a crafts museum.
Modi is likely to adopt a village under his "Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana" that would send a message to other MPs to do the same in their constituencies.
During his tour, he will interact with the general public in Ravindrapuri locality of the city and hold a meeting with local BJP leaders at the guest house of Diesel Locomotive Works
Modi is also scheduled to unveil a statue of Swami Vivekananda, whom he has always held as his icon, at Vijayanagaram Tiraha crossroad in the city.
He is also likely to visit a hospital situated inside the "ashram" set up by followers of spiritual leader Shri Anandamay Maa.
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