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PM Modi's security breached in Varanasi as man jumps in front of his convoy seeking job, held

The incident took place when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on its way to the Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport after he laid the foundation stone of Varanasi's international cricket stadium in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday.

Arushi Jaiswal Edited By: Arushi Jaiswal @JaiswalArushi Varanasi Published on: September 24, 2023 10:02 IST
PM Modi, Varanasi
Image Source : PTI Prime Minister Narendra Modi

PM Modi's security breach: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's security was breached during his visit to Varanasi on Saturday.  A man jumped in front of PM Modi's convoy in Varanasi, asking for a job. The incident took place outside the Rudraksh International Cooperation and Convention Centre in Varanasi when PM Modi's convoy was on its way to the Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport.

Man was 20 metres away from the Prime Minister's convoy

He was later taken into custody for questioning. The man has been identified as Krishna Kumar, a BJP worker. He was just 20 metres away from the Prime Minister's convoy. Police and security officials immediately caught him. Kumar, who is a resident of Ghazipur, was seen running towards Modi's convoy.

According to the police, Krishna wanted to meet PM Modi. "Krishna Kumar, son of Bharat Kumar, is a senior BJP worker. He is mentally disturbed and wanted to meet PM Modi," an official said.

PM Modi laid foundation stone of the first international cricket stadium 

PM Modi on Saturday laid the foundation stone of an international cricket stadium in his parliamentary constituency. The cricket stadium in Varanasi, which is also PM Modi's Lok Sabha constituency, will be a step towards realising his vision to develop modern, world-class sports infrastructure.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and cricket legends, including Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, Ravi Shastri, and others attended the ceremony.

The international cricket stadium, to be built in Ganjari, Rajatalab, will be developed in more than 30 acres of area at a cost of about Rs 450 crore. The Uttar Pradesh government led by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has spent Rs 121 crore on acquiring the land and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will spend around Rs 331 crore on this project.  

The thematic architecture of the stadium draws inspiration from Lord Shiva, with designs developed for crescent-shaped roof covers, trident-shaped floodlights and ghat steps-based seating arrangements. The stadium will have a capacity to accommodate 30,000 spectators and it will take at least 30 months to construct it.

(With IANS inputs)

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