Vrindavan, 2017.12.07 (VT): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met fourteen newly-elected mayors at his residence in New Delhi. Amongst them was Dr. Mukesh Aryabandhu, the first mayor of the newly-formed Mathura-Vrindavan Nagar Nigam. Speaking to Dr. Aryabandhu personally, the PM reportedly talked about his Swachh Bharat mission and shared leadership tips with him.
“If the city is clean, the people too will be healthy,” the PM told Aryabandhu. He continued to say that the mayor’s duty is to serve the people, and instructed him never to show special favor or discriminate against anyone.
Speaking to Dainik Jagran after the meeting, Aryabandhu promised that restoring Vrindavan to its pristine condition would be his number one priority as mayor, along with ridding Braj of open defecation. Particularly, separate women’s toilets would be installed in the markets and at Shri Krishna Janmasthan for the convenience of pilgrims and locals.
The Prime Minister posed for photographs with Dr. Aryabandhu and the other new mayors, posting the photographs on his personal twitter page. Modi tweeted, “Mukesh Ji is all set to take charge as the Mayor of the holy city of Mathura. I was delighted to note his enthusiasm to give new wings to the city’s development journey. @BJP4UP”
The recent civic polls were domintated by the BJP, with fourteen of the sixteen mayoral posts won by the party. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also attended the meeting. (V)
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