PM Modi cancels Varanasi visit due to heavy rain

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Narendra Modi cancels Varanasi visit for second time.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi cancels a visit to Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. The one-day visit to his constituency is being canceled due to heavy rain. Modi was scheduled to make a public address in the city’s DLW ground which is heavily waterlogged.

The continues rain makes it impossible to pump out water out of the ground, though the district administration made frantic efforts. Modi was also scheduled to visit and address a meeting on the same venue on June 28, but was canceled due to heavy downpour.

He was scheduled to address a public rally at the same ground, inaugurate a power project scheme and open a trauma centre at the Banaras Hindu University during his visit. Modi was also slated to give a go-ahead to the four-laning of the Varanasi-Babatpur Road and lay the foundation stone of a Ring Road in Varanasi.

Meanwhile, a 19-year-old labourer from West Bengal, Devnath Manna, got electrocuted at the DLW ground while he was decorating the rally venue with flowers. Special waterproof pandal was erected by Power Grid Corporation of India at the venue to ensure successful visit of PM. Three special technicians from New Delhi and a large number of workers were involved in preparing the venue.


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