UP Election 2022: PM Modi interacts with 10,000 BJP workers in Varanasi
New Delhi, Jan 18: Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually interacted with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers in his parliamentary constituency Varanasi, in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday.
This was PM Modis' first political interaction involving party workers since the Election Commission (EC) announced the schedule for the Assembly polls to five states, including Uttar Pradesh.
Restoration of the Kashi Vishwanath Corridor, women empowerment, infrastructure and healthcare development were among the topics that came up for discussion during the interaction.
"Every vote is important, we must tell people the importance of voting," PM Modi said while interacting with BJP party workers in Varanasi, his home turf, via the Namo app.
Interacting with one of the 'karyakartas' (party workers), Prime Minister Modi asked him to expand the reach of the government's welfare schemes to farmers and said they should make farmers aware of the use of chemical-free fertilisers.
"We need to give a push to natural farming. Farmers should be encouraged for chemical-free farming. We should connect everyone in celebration of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav," PM Modi added.
The prime minister also talked about the BJP's micro-donation campaign, seeking to raise funds through small contributions from its members and other
Elections for the 403 Assembly constituencies in Uttar Pradesh will be held in seven phases starting February 10. The polling in Uttar Pradesh will be held on February 10, 14, 20, 23, 27 and March 3 and 7 in seven phases.
The counting of votes will take place on March 10.