The Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the city od Varanasitomorrow as the battle for the Hindi heartland continues. As the UP elections 2017 starts to heat up, all four major contenders have jumped into the fray and the BJP is doing so as well, it seems. Varanasi is the constituency of PM Modi and he will make a visit to the ancient town to interact with20,000 booth-level grassroots party workers at the Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW) premises. The PM will look to strengthen the party’s electoral fortunes in the state.
The Election Commissionis set to announce the dates of the UP Elections 2017 and the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) will be enforced, making this perhaps the PM’s last visit before the polls. The Prime Minister will also inaugurate new projects including a cancer centre and a super-speciality hospital at the Benaras Hindu University where Modi will also spend some time at the “Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav” or the National Cultural Festival. The National Cultural Festival is a week-long event organised by the Union Ministry of Culture where internationally reputed artists have ben performing. PM Modi will then leave for a brief tour of the Kabir Nagar locality, named after Kabir, the 17th-century mystic and poet. An inspection of the underground cabling and heritage lighting work of the city, being carried out as part of the IPDS (Integrated Power Development Scheme) and HRIDAY (Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana) will follow, as reported by the Economic Times.
The Prime Minister will then reach the DLW where he will inaugurate a 150-bed ESIC (Employee’s State Insurance Corporation) super speciality hospital as well asa trade facilitation centre and a crafts museum. The launchof a number of schemes and projects under the Ministry of Textiles is also to be announced by the PM.
This would be Modi’s first tour of his parliamentary constituency since demonetisation was announced and his welcome will signify how popular his decision remains. The Modi magic was sought to be recreated by BJP UP workers when they bought out PM Modi’s lucky chair in Kanpur a fortnight ago. The BJP, BSP, SP and the Congress are fighting a four-way electoral battle in UP. UP CM Akhilesh Yadav is on a state-wide campaign rally and has already launched the Samajwadi Salt scheme. The battle for the Hindi heartland is heating up.