Ahead of the crucial national election, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday launched various development projects worth over Rs. 550 crores.
It need be mentioned that Prime Minister Modi hails from Varanasi parliament seat itself.
The projects inaugurated include Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS) for Puraani Kashi and Atal Incubation Centre at Banaras Hindu University (BHU).
Among the projects for which the foundation stones were laid was the Regional Ophthalmology Centre at BHU.
PM Modi had been visiting the Varanasi holy city to mark his birthday.
He also took the jibe at previous governments on the issue of development in the city.
Besides Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, UP BJP chief Mahendra Nath Pandey was present on the occasion.
On the first day of his visit yesterday, PM Modi spent his 68th birthday in his Lok Sabha constituency during which he gave a pep talk to school children.>