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PM Modi meets rickshaw puller who invited him to his daughter's wedding

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday met rickshaw puller Mangal Kewat in Varanasi who had sent an invitation to the PM to attend his daughter's wedding.

18th February 2020 | 10:49 AM (IST)
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During his one-day visit to his Lok Sabha constituency, Varanasi, on February 16, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Mangal Kewat, the rickshaw puller who had sent his daughter's wedding invite to the PM.

The Prime Minister enquired about the health and well-being of Mangal Kewat and his family and also commended him on his contribution to the Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan.

It is important to note that inspired by PM Modi, Mangal Kewat has taken to cleaning the Ganga banks in his village on his own.

Mangal Kewat had earlier expressed happiness after receiving a congratulatory letter by the Prime Minister for his daughter's wedding.

"We had sent the first invitation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, I personally handed it over at the PMO in Delhi. On February 8, we received the congratulatory letter from PM Modi, which has excited us," Mangal Kewat had told ANI on Saturday.

Mangal Kewat's wife, Renu Devi and he himself had expressed the desire to meet the PM Modi during his Varanasi visit.

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18th February 2020 | 10:49 AM (IST)
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