New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday canceled his visit to Varanasi because of heavy rainfall.
Heavy downpour has led to water logging in the ground where Modi was scheduled to address ‘Vikas Sabha’ and launch a few projects.
Modi was scheduled to inaugurate and launch a host of schemes worth Rs 2000 crore, including nationwide power reforms project – Integrated Power Development Programme (IPDP).
He was also scheduled to launch three centrally sponsored projects, including IPDP, Rs 432 crore city development plan for old Kashi and other development projects in Varanasi town worth Rs 140 crore.
Elaborate security arrangements had been made by the UP police for the PM’s visit to his constituency.
IG, Law and Order, A Satish Ganesh said DG Security, Gopal Gupta have been made in-charge of the PM’s programme and 14 SP rank, 20 Deputy SP rank officers were deployed for the security.
Modi had visited Varanasi for a day and attended Ganga arti and offered prayers at the Kashi Vishwanth Temple on May 17 last year after BJP gained absolute majority in Lok Sabha polls.
Later in December, he again visited Varanasi during which the PM visited his adopted Jayapur village.