Narendra Modi Varanasi visit day 2 Live Updates: PM says country is bigger than party, aims to double farmers’ income by 2022

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Updated: Sep 23, 2017 1:57 PM

Narendra Modi Varanasi visit day 2 Live Updates: On Saturday, PM Modi is expected to inaugurate the 'Pashu Arogya Mela' in Shahanshahpur as well as address a gathering of farmers.

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Narendra Modi Varanasi visit day 2 Live Updates: On Saturday, PM Modi inaugurated the ‘Pashu Arogya Mela’ in Shahanshahpur and later addressed a huge gathering of farmers in the city. He also distributed Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana certificates to beneficiaries. Earlier, on day 1 of his visit, PM had inaugurated 17 infra projects worth over Rs 1000 cr including the Ramnagar-Samne Ghat bridge and the Balua Ghat bridge. PM also flagged off the third Mahamana Express train between Varanasi and Vadodara.

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Here are the Narendra Modi Varanasi visit day 2 Live Updates:

2: 00 pm: PM Modi said that the feeling of cleanliness being our responsibility, needs to be inculcated among all. He said this would go a long way towards ensuring wellness, and protecting the health of the poor.

1: 50 pm: According to PTI, PM Narendra Modi today released a postage stamp on different aspects of Lord Ram’s life at the historic Tulsi Manas Mandir here, and said he was a source of inspiration for every individual.

01: 40 pm: By 2022, every poor, whether in urban or rural area, will get a home. Building crores of homes will generate jobs, income: PM Modi said earlier today.

01: 30 pm: Referring to the mega animal fair being organised for the first time on 1800 acres of land here, he said “these animals don’t go to cast their ballot,” reported PTI.

01: 20 pm: Visuals of PM Modi interacting with the people at Shahanshahpur, Varanasi.

(Image: BJP/Twitter)

01: 10 pm: “The previous government had no interest in giving homes to the poor. After mounting pressure, they gave a list of only 10,000. But the current (Yogi Adityanath) government has given a list of lakhs of people to avail benefit,” Modi said earlier today.

01: 00 pm: Proper healthcare of the cattle through new initiatives, would help increase milk production in India which is lower than in several countries: PM Modi

12: 50 pm: Some politicians work only when it fetches them votes. But we have been brought up in a different culture. … For us, the nation is above all and it is our top-most priority, not votes,” PTI quoted PM Modi saying earlier today.

12: 40 pm: Watch snippets of PM Narendra Modi’s speech in front of farmers in Shahanshahpur earlier today.

12: 35 pm: PM Modi after laying foundation of a toilet named it as ‘Izzatghar’.

12: 30 pm: Visuals of the inauguration of Vadodara-Varanasi Mahamana super fast train from Baroda railway station.

(Image: BJP/ Twitter)

12: 25 pm: PM Modi had also said that his government had ‘waged a war’ against black money and corruption, for which the poor have had to suffer because of ‘the loot’ by the dishonest.

12: 20 pm: Soon after his speech in Shahanshahpur, PM Modi took to Twitter and invoked Mahatma Gandhi for Swacch Bharat. Here’s what he wrote

12: 14 pm: Narendra Modi along with UP CM Yogi Adityanath meets people in Shahanshahpur village. See visuals.

(Image: ANI)

12: 10 pm: Narendra Modi today lashed out at his political rivals, saying for BJP, politics was not for the sake of votes as it considered the country’s development as the top-most priority, reported PTI.

12: 00 pm: This is Narendra Modi’s first visit to Uttar Pradesh after BJP won the Assembly elections here.

11: 50 am: “In the coming five years, we have to be committed towards that resolution. If 125 crore people take one resolution each and live up to it, then the nation would move 125 crore steps forward in the next five years,” IANS quoted PM Modi saying. He also added that the government’s resolution was to double the farmer’s income and ensure even the poorest of the poor have a home to live in by 2022.

11: 40 am: Our priority not to get votes. Animals will not go to cast ballots,” PM Modi said earlier.

11: 31 am: “Our politics is not for votes, our culture is different as for us country is bigger than party,” said PM Narendra Modi.

11: 25 am: Even during his speech, PM Modi boasted about his government’s achievements and said Swachh Bharat mission is difficult, but if Modi will take up difficult things then who else will.

11: 20 am: During his speech in Shahanshahpur, PM Modi also took a dig at the Opposition, says money meant for the poor never reached them

11: 07 am: We aim to provide homes to each and every poor by the year 2022: PM said during his speech.

11: 04 am: PM Narendra Modi distributed certificates to beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. Watch video.

10: 59 am: A survey reveals that the construction of toilets in homes helps people keep away from diseases: PM informed during his speech.

10: 57 am: Swachhata is a Puja (Worship) for me. Cleanliness is a way to serve the poor of India, PM Modi said.

10: 55 am: “I had the opportunity to help in toilet construction at a village nearby. The people of the village have decided to make the village ODF,” he added.

10: 53 am: A clean India also means a healthier India: PM

10: 51 am: “Swachhata’ has to become ‘Swabhav’ – it is our collective responsibility to keep our nation clean,” PM added further.

10: 49 am: Doubling of farmers income is an area in which significant work is being done. Schemes like soil health card are benefitting farmers: PM Modi.

10: 47 am: Let us make these five years about creating the India our freedom fighters dreamt about: PM

10: 46 am: PM Modi lays foundation for toilet as part of the Swachhta program in Shahanshahpur earlier today. Watch video

10: 45 am: Let us build on the strides we have made in the dairy sector. Cooperatives can help in this regard, as they have in parts of the nation,” PM Modi said while addressing the farmers in Shahanshahpur

10: 43 am: For us, governance is not about politics or winning elections. The priority is the wellbeing of the nation: PM Modi said.

10: 41 am: Focus on animal health is commendable. This focus will benefit the farmers across the state, he added.

10: 39 am: Would like to congratulate UP government and CM Yogi Adityanath for holding the Pashudhan Arogya Mela: PM Modi.

10: 37 am: PM Modi starts his speech at in Shahanshahpur and starts by thanking people for attending the event in such large numbers.

10: 35 am: PM Modi distributes certificates to PMAY beneficiaries in Shahanshahpur, UP.

(Image: BJP/ Twitter)

10: 30 am: Before addressing  the gathering, PM Modi will also distribute certificates to PMAY beneficiaries in Shahanshahpur.

10: 25 am: Currently Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is addressing the gathering in Shahanshahpur, UP.

10: 21 am: PM Modi inaugurates Pashu Arogya Mela in Shahanshahpur. Watch video

10:05 am: PM Narendra Modi at Pashu Arogya Mela in Shahanshahpur. He will later address the farmers.

10:03 am: The prime minister had in his address earlier showered praise on Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, saying he was doing wonders.

9:59 am: See PM Modi laying foundation stone for toilet under his brainchild campaign Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

9:49 am: PM Modi lays foundation for toilet under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, in Shahanshahpur, CM Yogi Adityanath also present

9:35 am: WATCH- PM Modi visits Tulsi Manas Temple, release postal stamp on Ramayana

9:12 am: SEE PICS|  Mahamana Express: 15 facts about ‘luxury’ train connecting PM Modi’s Varanasi to Gujarat’s Vadodara, Surat

9:08 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi also offered prayers at Durga Mata temple in Varanasi on Friday.

9:00 am: Speaking on the occasion, Adityanath said, “The state government is implementing schemes for development of the farmers, youth and villagers while drawing inspiration and guidance from the prime minister.”

8:56 am: PM Modi inaugurated banking services of the Utkarsh Bank and unveiled a plaque to mark the laying of foundation stone of the headquarters building of the Bank.

8:50 am: The prime minister, who was speaking after inaugurating several development initiatives in Varanasi, said, “We not only launch but also complete projects.”

8:45 am: PM Narendra Modi while addressing a public meeting in Varanasi said, “Development is solution to all our problems. Previous governments seemed to hate development and looted public money to win elections,”

8:42 am: WATCH- PM Modi dedicates multiple development projects to the nation in Varanasi

8:37 am: PM Modi will visit Shahanshahpur village tomorrow to inaugurate a mega animal fair and a newly constructed gaushala (cowshed). The gala fair, being organised for the first time there, will be held on 1800 acres of land.

8:32 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi also gifted schemes totalling Rs 1,000 crore to Varanasi, his Lok Sabha constituency.

8:30 am: The Mahamana Express is a weekly train that will run from Varanasi every Friday and from Vadodara every Wednesday. The 1,531-km journey between the two cities will take 27 hour 30 minutes at an average speed of 55.7 km/hr, ministry officials said.

8:27 am: The Modi government had unveiled the first rake of the Mahamana Express as part of railways’ Model Rake Project in 2016.

8:22 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi also released a postage stamp on different aspects of Lord Ram’s life at the historic Tulsi Manas Mandi and said he was a source of inspiration for every individual.

8:12 am: While the prime minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the first run of the Mahamana Express remotely from Varanasi, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal joined him via video link from Vadodara along with senior officials of the ministry. Paying tributes to Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel and B R Ambedkar

8:00 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the third Mahamana Express running between Vadodara and Varanasi on Friday.

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