The host of hugely popular TV show "Comedy Nights With Kapil" was on  Thursday named by the prime minister among nine people and organisations to spread the message of his Clean India campaign countrywide.

Modi made the announcement in Varanasi, where he inspected the progress of work at Assi Ghat. Others named by Modi include Nagaland Governor Padmanabh Acharya, former police official Kiran Bedi, danseuse Sonal Mansingh, former Indian Cricket team captain Saurav Ganguly, Eenadu group owner Ramoji Rao and his team, the India Today group and its head Arun Poorie, the Institute of Chartered Accountant of India (ICAI) and the Mumbai Dabbawallas.

Earlier, Modi named actors Kamal Haasan, Priyanka Chopra, Salman Khan and the team of popular TV serial "Taarak Mehta Ka Oolta Chashma" for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan.

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