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An englishman from Varanasi has a message for PM Modi: leave my city alone

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MANOJ B. PATEL

Christopher Burchett, a 67-year-old doughty Englishman who has been living in Varanasi since 1970 and now knows its history, culture, lanes and by-lanes better than many Banarsi babus - has a pretty straight-forward message for its VVIP MP: leave Varanasi alone.

“Trying to turn Varanasi into Kyoto is an exercise in futility”, Burchett told Firstpost. This even as Varanasi Mayor Ram Gopal Mohle, District Magistrate Pranjal Yadav, Municipal Commissioner Umakant Tripathi and a host of state and central government officials returned from a week-long tour of the Japanese model heritage city Modi wants to transform Varanasi into.Read more at;

 

An Englishman from Varanasi has a message for PM Modi: Leave my city alone - Firstpost

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