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PM Modi To Launch Key Development Projects In Varanasi Ahead Of 2019 elections

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| September 22 , 2017 , 16:43 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Varanasi on a two-day trip, months after his last visit to his parliamentary constituency, to inaugurate numerous development projects that are estimated to cost up to Rs 1000 crore.

Preparing the constituency for the upcoming 2019 General Elections, when the BJP is expecting to land a whopping 360 seat majority in the Lok Sabha, the Prime Minister will launch 19 development projects for the holy city.

The last time the Prime Minister was in his Parliamentary constituency, was before the Bharatiya Janata Party's landslide victory with 312 of 403 seats in the state assembly elections, which was the biggest majority in Uttar Pradesh since 1977. Back then, PM Modi had camped in Varanasi for three days promoting BJP for the election.

The Prime Minister's visit to his constituency comes ahead of the party's campaign for the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha Elections.

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The Prime Minister will inaugurate these development projects on the second day of his visit. These projects will most importantly include a trade facility centre.

PM Narendra Modi will also lay foundation stones of 10 other development projects, however, what everyone is looking forward to, are his two public addresses, first in Badalalpur and the second in Shahanshapur.

According to speculations, the Prime Minister will focus on the governance of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and respond to the incidents of Saharanpur violence and Gorakhpur children's deaths.

"Modi is doing practical politics. His first visit to Varanasi post UP elections will definitely define the BJP's plan ahead of the 2019 election," BHU Professor KK Mishra said.

"By inaugurating 19 projects, the PM wants to assert the fact that he is delivering on his promises. It seems development and good governance will be BJP's electoral emphasis this time," he added.

Vijay Bahadur Pathak, general secretary of BJP for Uttar Pradesh, on the other hand said: "People of Varanasi have a special place for the PM. He is their MP and therefore it's very natural for him to give some time to the people of his constituency."