He’ll bring ‘achche din’ for them, feel Kashi weavers

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - METRO -

The weavers’ com­mu­nity in Varanasi, who are pre­dom­i­nantly Mus­lims, have shed their an­tipa­thy to­wards the PM and hope that Modi will be able to bring good days (achche din) for them. The packed gath­er­ing at the pan­dal at Lalpur where Modi laid the foun­da­tion stone of the trade fa­cil­i­ta­tion cen­tre and crafts mu­seum con­sisted weavers of Varanasi.

Wazir Mo­ham­mad sit­ting in the front row was hope­ful that Modi’s ini­tia­tive would cer­tainly yield pos­i­tive re­sults for marginalised weavers of Kashi.

“It does not mat­ter to which party PM be­longs. Now, Naren­dra Modi is the PM of the coun­try. When he is reach­ing out to weavers, then we must also ex­tend him full support in ex­e­cut­ing projects for weavers,” said Mo­ham­mad. Sit­ting next to him, Gulzar Ahmad was also hope­ful of a turn­around in for­tunes of poor weavers.

“The PM has an­nounced that any fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance in fu­ture will be di­rectly re­mit­ted into bank ac­counts. This will check fake so­ci­eties of weavers that in the past have pock­eted all fi­nan­cial aids given to weavers by the state and the union gov­ern­ments,” Ahmad said.

The weavers’ com­mu­nity here had openly sided with AAP leader Arvind Ke­jri­wal in the last Lok Sabha polls.

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