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PM Modi's Varanasi visit cancelled after heavy rainfall in city

India TV News Desk 28 Jun 2015, 15:00:12 IST
India TV News Desk

Varanasi: Heavy downpour in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's constituency Varanasi forced him to cancel his proposed visit to temple town today.

It rained heavily since last night and the entire DLW ground where the Prime Minister was scheduled to address 'Vikas Sabha' and launch a few projects was heavily waterlogged.

Modi, who was to be visit Varanasi for the third time after taking over as Prime Minister, was scheduled to inaugurate and launch a host of schemes worth Rs 2000 crore, including nationwide power reforms project - Integrated Power Development Programme (IPDP).

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.