Ahead of the soon-to-be-held assembly election in Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held an audio interaction with BJP workers of his parliamentary constituency and reaffirmed his party’s commitment towards development. Making of the Kashi Vishwanath Corridor with an overhauled temple complex, women empowerment, infrastructure and healthcare development were among the topics that came up for discussion during the interaction.
Modi asked party workers to inform people about the importance of voting and emphasised that every vote is important. “Each vote is important, we must tell people the importance of voting,” said Prime Minister Modi.
Interacting with one of the karyakartas (party workers), Prime Minister Modi asked him to expand the reach of the government’s welfare schemes to farmers, and said that they “should make farmers aware of the use of chemical-free fertilisers.” Modi also talked about several central schemes which are benefitting the people of Varanasi at large.
Modi urged people to contribute to a section, Kamal Pushp, on his app that features some “inspiring” party members. “The NaMo app has a very interesting section known as Kamal Pushp that gives you the opportunity to share and know about inspiring party workers,” he said. The prime minister also talked about the BJP’s micro-donation campaign, seeking to raise funds through small contributions from its members and others.
This was the first political interaction of Prime Minister Modi that involved party workers since the day the Election Commission (EC) announced the schedule for the assembly elections to five states. In the wake of the rising Covid-19 cases, the EC, in its order, had forbidden the political parties to hold roadshows, rallies, padayatras until 22 January.
Elections for the 403 assembly constituencies in Uttar Pradesh will be held in seven phases starting February 10. The polling in Uttar Pradesh will be held on February 10, 14, 20, 23, 27 February and 3 and 7 March in seven phases. The counting of votes will take place on 10 March.