Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to arrive here next week on a two-day visit, during which he would discuss the plan of adopting a village from his constituency under the MP Model Village Scheme, besides inaugurating a trauma centre at the Banaras Hindu University.
"Narendra Modi will be arriving in his parliamentary constituency at around 10 AM on October 14. He is scheduled to be on a two-day visit to the city," BJP state president, Laxmikant Bajpai told PTI over phone from Haryana, where he is canvassing for his party for the Assembly elections there due on Oct. 15.
"I myself would be reaching Varanasi by tomorrow evening to look after the preparations ahead of the PM's visit," Bajpai said.
"PM Modi on Oct. 14 will inaugurate BHU's Trauma Centre here," said, Sanjay Bhardwaj, media in-charge of Modi's constituency as well as of Poorvanchal (Eastern UP) region.
Modi during his visit will also "discuss and choose" a village from his constituency to adopt it under the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY), Bhardwaj said.
With an intent of developing rural India, Modi today launched the ambitious scheme under which he asked each of around 800 MPs to develop physical and institutional infrastructure of three villages by 2019.
Under the 'Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana' (MP Model Village Scheme), announced by Modi in his Independence Day address, an MP will be free to choose any village but it should not be his or her own village or that of his in-laws.
In his address he (Modi) said he will choose a village in Varanasi, his Parliamentary constituency in Uttar Pradesh.
High-level meetings are being conducted by the officials of the state government in Lucknow for providing a full-proof security cover to Modi during his visit.
Additional District Magistrate (City), M P Singh said," All security arrangements are being made and additional sub- divisional magistrates along with security forces from adjoining districts will also be deployed here."
"A brief schedule of PM Modi from PMO to the district administration here is still awaited and it may arrive soon," Singh said.