Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Varanasi Thursday to inaugurate a number of projects. The Prime Minister will also interact with booth-level BJP workers. He is also expected to announce a Cancer Centre, to be built under the aegis of Tata Memorial, Mumbai. This is his first visit to Varanasi since demonetisation, which is turning out to be a major issue in the upcoming assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh.
Stringent security arrangement have been made for his visit, with more than 5,000 security personnel pressed into service. PM Modi is likely to spend at least five hours in Varanasi.