PM Modi visits Varanasi, launches 'e-boats' at Assi Ghat: In Pics

Accusing the erstwhile Congress governments of pursuing "vote bank politics", Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday on Sunday took potshots at Nehru-Gandhi family and reached out to the numerically significant Nishad community in Uttar Pradesh as he launched solar-powered boats for plying on river Ganga.

Updated: May 01, 2016, 20:55 PM IST
PM Modi visits Varanasi, launches 'e-boats' at Assi Ghat: In Pics
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Varanasi: Accusing the erstwhile Congress governments of pursuing "vote bank politics", Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday on Sunday took potshots at Nehru-Gandhi family and reached out to the numerically significant Nishad community in Uttar Pradesh as he launched solar-powered boats for plying on river Ganga.

Launching 11 solar-powered "e-boats" at Assi Ghat, PM Modi said that the step is in line with his government's focus on making long-term interventions to empower the poor in their fight against poverty and climb up the ladder, which was not the case during previous governments.

He also visited Gyan Pravah - Centre for Cultural Studies and Research in Varanasi.

Check out the following photos of PM Modi's visit: