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As it happened: Modi nominates Akhilesh, 8 others for Clean India drive

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday cleans Assi ghat at River Ganga.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday cleans Assi ghat at River Ganga.  

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9.49 a.m.: Honoured to be nominated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for Swachhta Abhiyaan, will take up the endeavour as soon as I'm in Uttar Pradesh after ODI series, Suresh Raina tweets

9.39 a.m.: Social groups have assured me that in one month all the Ganga ghats will be cleaned, Mr. Modi said.

9.32 a.m.: In one month all the Ganga ghats will be cleaned, says Prime MInister Narendra Modi after cleaning Assi ghat

9.30 a.m.: Nominating Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav for his initiative Clean India drive is a political masterstroke by Mr. Modi.

9.19 a.m.: The nominated persons for 'Clean India' besides Uttar Pradesh Chief MInister Akhilesh Yadav includes Md. Kaif,Suresh Raina, Raju Srivastava, Manoj Tiwari, Kailash Kher, Manu Sharma, Padma Shri Devi Parsad Dwivedi, Swami Rambhadracharya.

9.13 a.m.: Prime Minister Narendra Modi nominates nine people including Uttar Pradesh Akhilesh Yadav for clean India

9.09 a.m.: The Assi ghat was slightly cleaned to make it suitable for Mr. Modi and his safai abhiyaan

9.01 a.m.: Along with several labourers Mr. Modi cleans Assi ghat at River Ganga

9.00 a.m.: Prime Minister Narendra Modi cleans Assi ghat at River Ganga





9.00 a.m: Prime Minister Narendra Modi completes the Ganga puja. Now he will launch safai abhiyan at Assi ghat.

8.59 a.m: Amid chants by five Vedic Brahmans Mr Modi performs Ganga puja on the last day of his Varanasi visit

8:48 am: PM Modi performs Ganga puja on the river bank.

8.45 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaches Assi ghat to perform Ganga puja and clean the ghat.

8.35 am: Workers called for swatchchata abhiyaan and police await for Mr. Modi to arrive at Assi ghat, Varanasi.

On the second day of his Varanasi visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will start Swatchchata abhiyaan after performing pooja on the bank of River Ganges. Workers and people of Varanasi are awaiting his arrival.





On Day 1, November 7, 2014

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday adopted Jayapur village and pitched for campaign against female foeticide.

Mr. Modi played the role of local MP to the hilt. He met a group of 15 residents of his constituency, seleteced by lottery, to listen to their grievances at a ''Janta Milan" at his local office. He also addressed party workers in the evening.

“E-business is increasing. There are opportunities in the global market,” Mr. Modi, who is on his first visit to his Lok Sabha constituency after assuming power, said after laying the foundation stone of a trade facilitation centre for weavers in Varanasi. He also announced a package of Rs. 2,375 crore to revive banks in eastern Uttar Pradesh.

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