On Saturday 17th May 2014 Shri Narendra Modi sought the blessings of Baba Vishwanath and Maa Ganga during his visit to Varanasi. He thanked the people of Varanasi for electing him and said that he does not only want the votes of the people but also more importantly their support in creating a better Kashi. BJP National President Shri Rajnath Singh, UP BJP President Shri Laxmikant Bajpai and General Secretary of the BJP Shri Amit Shah were present on the occasion.
Shri Modi talked at length about the glorious history and culture of Varanasi and pointed that till Varanasi does not become the Rashtra Guru, India cannot become the Jagat Guru. He gave a clarion call to focus on cleanliness and added that when the nation celebrates Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary in 2019 we should ensure a clean India, which would be the best tribute to Mahatma Gandhi.
During his address on the banks of the River Ganga Shri Modi reiterated his commitment towards cleaning the Ganga. He said, “It is Maa Ganga who has made me yours. Not everybody gets such occasions as I have got today and that is why I say that Maa Ganga has decided that I should do a few things.” He stressed on the need to make the Ganga clean and restore the glory of the river.
Thanking the people of Varanasi for electing him, Shri Modi said that even though he was not able to communicate with them, the people of Varanasi gave a stamp of approval to his silence and elected him with a thumping majority. He said, “Jo bina maange parose use Maa kehte hain, mujhe Banaras ki janta se maangne ka bhi saubhagye nahi mila.”
“Commenting on the Lok Sabha elections Shri Modi said that people heard about coalitions to form Governments but this time coalitions are being formed to remain the active voice of the Opposition.