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WATCH: PM Modi enjoys e-rickshaw, e-boat rides in Varanasi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took an e-rickshaw ride in Varanasi, his Lok Sabha constituency, on Sunday.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 1, 2016 9:09 pm
modi, e-rickshaw, modi e rickshaw ride, modi on e rickshaw, pm modi, modi in varanasi, varanasi, e boat The prime minister flew into Varanasi, his parliamentary constituency, after launching the Pradhar Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, under which free LPG connections will be given to five crore poor women, earlier in Ballia.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi rode an e-boat and an e-rickshaw in Varanasi on Sunday and said India has to become stronger by empowering its poor.

The prime minister flew into Varanasi, his parliamentary constituency, after launching the Pradhar Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, under which free LPG connections will be given to five crore poor women, earlier in Ballia.

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“Schemes that strengthen the people are important, not schemes that strengthen vote banks. India has to become stronger,” Modi said at the Assi Ghat after the boat ride on the Ganges.

“We are empowering the poor so that they can battle poverty,” he added.

“Our experience during the Jan Dhan Yojana brought out the richness of the poor,” he said.

“And it is really satisfying to work day and night for the poor.”

The prime minister added: “This nation, our government and our banks — they are for the poor.”

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    Cry
    May 1, 2016 at 3:26 pm
    Tea-Modi becomes e-Modi.
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      MyTake
      May 1, 2016 at 8:04 pm
      (“We are empowering the poor so that they can battle poverty,” he added.)lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Very powerful word indeed and has the potential to transform India from within! IITian AK may like to ponder on this to improve his "life skill" to survive in politics!
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        MyTake
        May 1, 2016 at 8:06 pm
        My realization is he will be there until he decides to retire. If it is not for his desire but for people's, he has to carry on in this position.
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          MyTake
          May 1, 2016 at 8:07 pm
          No need to turn loose motion into emotion!
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          1. Saj
            May 1, 2016 at 3:39 pm
            ''E Rickshaw and E Boat'' , add an ''E'' to anything om and it becomes development
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