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In Pics: Narendra Modi at Assi ghat in Varanasi

India TV News Desk 09 Nov 2014, 10:45:02 AM IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: Picking up a spade, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched the 'Swachh Bharat' campaign in his Lok Sabha constituency removing silt deposited along the banks of the River Ganga here and nominated nine persons, including Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, to carry forward the drive in UP.

Winding up a two-day whirlwind tour of his constituency, the first after assuming power, Modi initiated the cleanliness drive at Assi Ghat, the oldest ghat of Varanasi, where he dug vigorously with a spade, removing the silt that had gathered there.

After digging for about 15 minutes, he shared his plans of spreading the cleanliness drive across Uttar Pradesh in general and Varanasi in particular.