PM Modi launches the BJP membership campaign from Varanasi
VARANASI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi It launched the membership drive of the ruling BJP of its Lok Sabha constituency on Saturday, and said it will connect people from all walks of life with the saffron party.
Addressing a meeting on the occasion of the occasion, the prime minister also spoke about the Union's budget for 2019-20 and his thoughts on the growth trajectory of India in the coming years.
From the floor of Kashi, I greet each of the dedicated workers of the party. Today, I had the opportunity to launch the BJP membership campaign from Kashi, he said, and said it will strengthen the saffron party.
The launch of the membership campaign coincided with the 118th anniversary of the birth of the founder of Jana Sangh, Syama Prasad Mookerjee.
Referring to the provisions in the Union's budget, Modi said that a new India was on the threshold of the race ahead.
It is important to know about the 5 trillion dollar economy because some people doubted the competition of the Indians, and said that it is very difficult to achieve the goal, he added.
The prime minister criticized the critics saying: These people are professional pessimists.
Previously, shortly after his arrival here on a one-day visit, Modi discovered a statue of the former prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri in the airport.
The Prime Minister was accompanied by the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) the acting president JP Nadda and the head of the state unit of the saffron party, Mahendra Nath Pandey.
Anil Shastri and Sunil Shastri, sons of late Lal Bahadur Shastri, were present at the venue as well as Uttar Pradesh minister Siddharth Nath Singh, a kin of the former prime minister.
This is Modi's second visit to his constituency after winning the parliamentary elections held in April-May.
He visited Varanasi on May 27 to thank the voters after winning the Lok Sabha seat for the second time in a row by a wide margin of 4.79 lakh votes.
Modi not only retained his seat, but also saw his victory margin increase by almost one lakh of votes, compared to the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, when he defeated the supreme Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Chief Minister from Delhi. Arvind Kejriwal for more than three lakh votes.
After discovering the statue of Shastri, the prime minister proceeded to launch a tree-planting campaign, Anand Kanan, in the temple city.
He paid homage to Mookerjee, the founder of Jana Sangh, on his 118th birthday, and said that his contribution to national integration will always be remembered.
In a tweet, Modi described Mookerjee as a great educator and a brilliant nationalist thinker.