PM Modi to have lunch pe charcha with 32,000 booth workers in Varanasi
This would be Modi's first tour of his parliamentary constituency since demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Thursday visit Varanasi, where he will address around 32, 000 booth workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
According to a report in The Indian Express, its sources said the PM will have lunch with the booth workers and all the workers have also been instructed to bring lunch packets from home.
The interaction with nearly 20,000 booth-level party workers at the Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW) premises will be a major part of the PM's visit in the poll-bound state.
PM Modi will also lay foundation stones for a cancer centre and a super-specialty hospital at the Banaras Hindu University where Modi will also spend some time at the Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav (national cultural festival), a week-long event organised by the Union Ministry of Culture where artistes from across the country, some of them of international repute, have been performing, PTI reported.
After the university programme, the PM will head for a tour of Kabir Nagar locality, named after the 17th century mystic and poet, and inspect underground cabling and heritage lighting work, which is being carried out as part of the IPDS (Integrated Power Development Scheme) and HRIDAY (Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana) schemes.
After the session, the Prime Minister will reach DLW, where his political engagements will be preceded by laying of foundation stone for a 150-bed Employee's State Insurance Corporation super-specialty hospital and inauguration of a trade facilitation centre and a crafts museum, besides launching of a number of schemes and projects under the Textiles Ministry.
BJP Kashi region media in-charge Sanjay Bharadwaj, according to Indian Express report, said the programme will be held at the DLW ground, where 32,000 booth workers from the 1,700 booths have been asked to assemble by 10 am. These booth falls in five assembly segments — Varanasi North, Varanasi South, Varanasi Cantonment, Sevapuri and Rohaniya.