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We Work For Development Of the Country, Not Political Gains: PM Modi In Varanasi

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| September 23 , 2017 , 14:43 IST

Addressing a public meeting in Shahanshahpur village on the second day of his two-day visit to Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi slamming the opposition, said that his party does not indulge in governance for political gains.

The Prime Minister on Saturday said, "Our politics is not for votes, our culture is different, as for us, the country is bigger than party."

Inaugurating an animal fair 'Pashu Arogya Mela' in his Parliamentary constituency, the Prime Minister said that animals will not go to cast ballots.

"Our priority not getting votes," he said, it is the "development of country".

After attending the fair, PM Modi addressed the farmers and thanked the Uttar Pradesh Government, especially Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for organising the Pashudhan Arogya Mela.

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He said that that cleanliness is a collective responsibility adding that a cleaner India will also be a healthier India.

He said, "By 2022, every poor, whether in an urban or rural area, will get a home. Building crores of homes will generate jobs, income."

Earlier, the Prime Minister laid the foundation stone for toilet under his government's cleanliness campaign Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in the presence of CM Yogi in Shahanshahpur and inaugurated a newly-constructed gaushala (cowshed).

The PM also distributed Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana certificates among beneficiaries.

Apart from UP CM Yogi Adityanath, PM Narendra Modi was also accompanied by state Governor Ram Naik, Minister of State for Rural Development Mahendra Singh and BJP State Unit President Mahendra Nath Pandey.

The Prime Minister's visit to his Parliamentary constituency comes bearing gifts for the holy city, in order to prepare it for the 2019 General Elections waiting ahead. He has inaugurated a number of key development projects for the city that are estimated to cost up to Rs 1000 crore.

"Development is the solution to all our problems," he had said earlier.