"Big need for factories...everything is given to people from Gujarat": Ajay Rai ahead of PM Modi's visit to Varanasi

Jun 14, 2024

Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) [India], June 14 : Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Ajay Rai on Friday demanded big factories for Varanasi from Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of his visit to the area and also hit out at him for allegedly providing every opportunity to the people of Gujarat.
"There is a big need for factories in Varanasi and he should make some announcements regarding it so that the youth could get employment opportunities. Everything is given to the people from Gujarat," said Rai while speaking to ANI.
Notably, after the formation of the Modi government for the third consecutive time at the Centre, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit his parliamentary constituency of Varanasi for the first time on June 18. The PM will address a Kisan Sammelan in Varanasi during his one-day visit.
The Prime Minister will stay in his parliamentary constituency, Varanasi for 4.5 hours. He will reach Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport in Babatpur at around 4:30 pm.
Prime Minister Modi will honour farmers from Varanasi and release the 17th installment of the Samman Nidhi, benefiting about 267,665 farmers in Kashi. This visit is dedicated to the farmers.
Following the Kisan Sammelan, he will visit the Baba Kashi Vishwanath Temple and participate in the world-famous Ganga Aarti at Dashashwamedh Ghat.
While alleging PM Modi for allocating all infrastructural development works to the people of Gujarat, Rai said, "In Sevapuri, he should announce that major factories shifted from Maharashtra to Gujarat, a couple of them to be relocated in Varanasi, so that youths working outside get employment here only," said Rai.
He also demanded to stop doing 'Gujaratikaran' of Varanasi and took a jibe at the winning margin of PM Modi from his constituency.
"He has allocated all the work to Gujaratis, so what will the locals do? And I would like to tell him to stop doing 'Gujaratikaran' as people are fed up with his big talk and people have answered him as well and have reduced his victory by a margin to 1.5 lakh votes from 5 lakhs. This is a moral defeat for PM Modi," he added further.
PM Modi has defeated Congress candidate Ajay Rai in Varanasi with a margin of 1,52,513 votes, according to the Election Commission of India.
PM Modi received 6,12,970 votes, while Ajay Rai received 4,60,457 votes. Bahujan Samaj Party candidate Ather Jamal Lari was in the third position with 33,766 votes.