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‘Complete makeover of Baras my dream’

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  6 March 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Varasi, March 5: The historical city of Baras (Varasi) needs a complete, modern makeover and “it is my dream” to achieve this, Prime Minister rendra Modi said here on Sunday. “Earlier governments did only tidbits (of development work) for Baras with an eye on short-term electoral gains. But these tidbits won’t help Baras. The city needs a complete, modern makeover and it is my dream to turn this city into a modern world-class city,” said Modi, addressing a huge gathering at Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth here at the conclusion of his road show. Modi said people of Baras can make it the city the world imagines it to be “only if some impediments are removed”. He said that if earlier governments had given proper attention, Kashi (another older me for Varasi) could have become an attraction for the world. “People would have yearned to visit Baras at least once,” he said. Singing paeans to the city, Modi said Baras is older than history and traditions, proverbs and maxims. “Baras is not a city, it is a living heritage. Every Indian considers Baras as his own,” he said. (IANS)

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