With the Congress gloating over Sonia Gandhi’s successful roadshow in Varanasi, BJP does not want to take a chance with Prime Minister’s Narendra Modi’s constituency. Around 100 village council members, most of them sarpanches, from Varanasi were brought to parliament to watch the proceedings on wednesday. On Thursday, they had a meeting with PM Modi. During the interaction, Prime Minister encouraged the Pradhans to work towards ensuring attendance of children and quality of Mid Day Meals in schools. Saying Swachhta, or cleanliness, is the key to prosperity, he motivated them to keep cleanliness in their respective villages.
The Prime Minister urged the group to eliminate any discrimination between daughters and sons. PM Modi also urged each pradhan to resolve to undertake specific development initiatives during his or her tenure, which would result in a lasting legacy, it added. The PM also encouraged the Pradhans to generate greater awareness among the people in their villages about Central Government Schemes such as Soil Health Card Scheme, Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana and Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana. They will also be taken to to his home state to witness the Gujarat model for possible replication in their villages.