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PM Narendra Modi takes ‘Swachh Bharat’ campaign to Varanasi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi kicked off the cleanliness campaign at Assi Ghat in Varanasi on Saturday (November 8).

Prime Minister Narendra Modi kicked off the cleanliness campaign at Assi Ghat in Varanasi on Saturday (November 8). (Source: Express Photo by Anand Singh)

PM Nodi nominated nine prominent personalities of UP including Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and cricketer Suresh Raina to take ahead cleanliness drive further. (Source: Express Photo by Anand Singh)

Modi removed silt for about six minutes in presence of other BJP leaders and officials of district administration. (Source: Express Photo by Anand Singh)

The Prime Minister also nominated cricketer Mohammad Kaif, who had contested Lok Sabha election on Congress ticket from Phulpur, BJP MP and Bhojpuri singer Manoj Tiwari, TV actor and comedian Raju Srivastava, singer Kailask Kher, Padmashree Professor Devi Prasad Dwivedi, author of ‘Krishna Ki Atmkatha’ Manu Sharma and Chancellor of Handicapped University of Chitrakoot Jagatguru Rambhadracharya. (Source: Express Photo by Anand Singh)

He appealed to the nine nominated persons to take ahead the cleanliness campaign and ask each of them to nominate nine other persons for the same cause. (Source: Express Photo by Anand Singh)

Narendra Modi declared that various social organizations have assured that entire ghat will get cleaned within a month. (Source: Express Photo by Anand Singh)

“The drive to clean this ghat has started today and various social organizations have assured that the entire ghat will get cleaned within a month. I have nominated nine members to continue the campaign as I had done same while launching the drive in Delhi,” said the Prime Minister. (Source: Express Photo by Anand Singh)

The PM also offered prayers to Ganga in presence of six priests who recited mantras for him. (Source: Express Photo by Anand Singh)