Modi takes cleanliness drive to ghats in Varanasi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday took his cleanliness drive to the ghats of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. He cleaned an area on the banks of river Ganga as a part of the Nirmal Ganga Mission.

Modi arrived at the Assi Ghat in Varanasi around 8.40 a.m. amid tight security arrangements.

He prayed at the ghat and after a ‘Ganga Puja’ and amid chanting of hymns, the Prime Minister ploughed through an area and removed silt and dirt accumulated at the river bank. He was joined in by local BJP leaders.

Mr. Modi nominated nine people including Uttar Pradesh Akhilesh Yadav for clean India drive.

The nominated persons for ‘Clean India’ besides Akhilesh Yadav were cricketers Md. Kaif, Suresh Raina, comedian Raju Srivastava, Bhojpuri actor and MP Manoj Tiwari, singer Kailash Kher, Manu Sharma, Padma Shri Devi Parsad Dwivedi, Swami Rambhadracharya.

Nominating Yadav for his initiative Clean India drive is a political masterstroke by Modi. Social groups have assured me that in one month all the Ganga ghats will be cleaned, Mr. Modi said.

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