On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Rs 550 crore worth projects in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. At the time of the launch of the projects and providing the worth Rs 550 crore projects as a gift to the city, Modi said that Varanasi is being developed as the “Gateway to East India”. Besides this, PM Modi also said that the holy city was running by the blessing and mercy of the Lord under previous governments before his government came into action, he said this after presenting a report card to voters of his Lok Sabha constituency.

“Our endeavour is to bring a transformation in Kashi while keeping intact its traditions and preserving its age-old heritage. Otherwise, you have been witness to the system, when our Kashi was at the mercy of Bholey (Bholey ke bharosey), and it was left to its fate,” Mr Modi said.  “I am the son of Kashi and I am glad that I am starting another year of my life with blessings of Kashi Vishwanath and Maa Ganga,” he said in Bhojpuri dialect after starting his speech with “Har Har Mahadev”.

While addressing a mass gathering at BHU, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he is here in order to promote and inaugurate the projects worth Rs 550 crores whose foundation stones will be laid today by him. PM Modi also conveyed that the upcoming projects in the Varanasi will help the city and its nearby villages to grow. Besides this, the worth Rs 550 crores project in the city will promote and boost the spirit of the NDA government as well, he added.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi talking about the project revealed that the schemes under the project will not only include benefits to weavers but it will create a hub of technology and knowledge in the city which will help to create jobs and will favour the development of Varanasi.

At the end of the speech at BHU, PM Modi thanked Baba Vishwanath and Maa Ganga for the blessings due to which he is able to start another year dedicated to the country. Modi also said that the blessings and affection makes him strong enough to serve the country and its countrymen.