New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today nominated cricketers Suresh Raina and Mohammad Kaif for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
Mr. Modi made this announcement during a two-day visit to his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi. He arrived at Assi Ghat to offer prayers to river Ganga this morning and then participated in a clean up drive along with others.
The PM then nominated nine distinguished people from Uttar Pradesh for his cleanliness drive.
Born in Ghaziabad, Raina has represented his state at the Under-16s as well as Ranji Trophy. While, Kaif is from Allahabad and has also been part of the Uttar Pradesh team before he went on to represent India. The former India player had contested the 2014 Lok Sabha election on a Congress ticket.
Apart from these two cricketers, the nine-man list also includes Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, Jagadguru Rambhadracharya of Chitrakoot Handicapped University, BJP MLA Manoj Tiwari, Manu Sharma, Padmashree Prof Devi Prasad Dwivedi, TV comedian Raju Srivastava and singer Kailash Kher.