Earlier in the day, the PM inaugurated a statue of former PM Lal Bahadur Shastri at Varanasi airport and launched a tree plantation drive.
PM Modi on Saturday kicked-off BJP's Membership Drive in his Parliamentary constituency Varanasi. Shortly after reaching the city, the prime minister in his address praised centre's $5 trillion economy growth goal and said that the 'New India' is yearning to run on the path of growth.
In his address, the prime minister urged people to stop the wastage of water and conserve it.
"More than the availability of water, the wastage and careless use of water are bigger problems. So be it use in homes or for irrigation, we have to stop the wastage of water," he said.
"In the budget, we gave direction to achieve the goal of $5 trillion economy and decisions related to it were announced. We have presented the confidence that we have stepped in the field with a vision of coming 10 years. We will become a $5 trillion economy in the next 5 years," the prime minister said.
PM Modi in Varanasi: In budget, we gave direction to achieve goal of $5 trillion economy & decisions related to it were announced. We have presented the confidence that we have stepped in the field with a vision of coming 10 yrs. We will become a $5 trillion economy in next 5 yrs pic.twitter.com/Vo69Icx1jH
PM Modi, on Friday, took to Twitter and posted about his visit to Varanasi today. The prime minister is set to take part in "various programmes" today.
"The first programme is the unveiling of the great Lal Bahadur Shastri Ji’s statue at the airport. This will be followed by the programme marking the launch of a tree-plantation drive," his tweet read.
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"This drive will further connect people from all walks of life with the BJP family. It will strengthen our party," he tweeted.