Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked party workers in Varanasi to reach out to people with government schemes, specially farmers, as he interacted with party members from his Lok Sabha constituency.
Interacting with party workers through the Namo App, Modi also asked them to collect micro donations at every booth, and called for a competition among booths for collecting maximum donations. He added that the aim was not to collect money, but to get support from the people.
Interacting with the workers, he discussed infrastructure development in Varanasi, including the Kashi Vishwanath Corridor, and also other local issues like traffic.
As UP goes to polls, Modi reaffirmed BJP’s commitment towards development, and also discussed issues like women empowerment, and healthcare development.
The Prime Minister asked party workers to expand the reach of the government’s welfare schemes to farmers. He also asked party workers to reach out to farmers and inform them about steps taken by the Modi government.
Modi also talked about the several schemes which he said were benefiting the people of Varanasi.
The Prime Minister, who is an MP from Varanasi, also mentioned a section in the Namo App called ‘Kamal Pushp’, where prominent workers of the BJP, including those from Jan Sangh era, are listed.
“The NaMo App has a very interesting section known as ‘Kamal Pushp’ that gives you the opportunity to share and know about inspiring party karyakartas,” he said.
The interaction comes ahead of elections to the 403-member Assembly in Uttar Pradesh which will be held in seven phases from February 10 onwards. This was Modi’s first public appearance here after the elections were announced.