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RSS chief arrives in Varanasi; Temple city gears up for PM Modi’s visit

Last Modified Sunday, 11 November 2018 (12:04 IST)
Varanasi: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief arrived in the temple city on Sunday for six day high-level meeting of the Sangh functionaries, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit tomorrow.
 
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has been decked up for the visit of its local MP and Prime Minister Modi here to lay foundation and inaugurate developmental projects worth over Rs 2,400 crore.
 
Security has been tightened in the city in view of both the programmes while Special Protection Group (SPG) has taken over the security of the venues to be visited by the PM from the local police.
 
The entire city has been decked up and cleaned in view of the PM’s visit and beautiful lighting with LED have been made on the two highways to be inaugurated by Mr Modi and at the Multi Model terminal at Ramnagar, where the inland waterways service would be launched.
 
“I look forward to being in Kashi to inaugurate development projects that will have a transformative impact on the city and the rest of Uttar Pradesh, especially Poorvanchal,” said in a series of tweets on the eve of his arrival to the city.
 
The Prime Minister is slated to inaugurate the Ring Road and Babatpur Airport Road in Varanasi besides dedicate to the Nation the Inland Waterways Terminal on River Ganga.
 
“Kashi has blessed me with unparalleled affection. I am doing everything possible to transform the ancient city and strengthen it with the modern infrastructure it deserves,’ the PM said in another tweet. Besides, he further said, “A major infrastructure project will enhance ‘Ease of Living’ for the people of Varanasi.”
 
The RSS will be holding a six-day meeting in Varanasi from November 11 to November 16.
 
Mr Bhagwat will be in Koirajpur to discuss the ideology and nationalism with the RSS workers. The issues of and Lok Sabha will also be discussed. RSS workers from six states along with senior officials of RSS will be attending the meet.
 
This will be for the first time when Mr Modi and Mr Bhagwat will be in Varanasi together. However, it is not clear whether the RSS chief and PM Modi will meet in Varanasi or not.
 
Official sources here on Sunday said that security has been spruced up due to the two programmes.
 
In an official release, the Road and Surface Transport Ministry had said that PM Modi will on Monday dedicate to the nation two important national highways in Varanasi, having a total length of 34 km built at a cost of Rs 1571.95 crore. (UNI)
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