Modi files nomination from Varanasi: Highlights of PM’s outreach

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Updated:Apr 26, 2019 4:05:56 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday filed his nomination papers from Varanasi Lok Sabha seat. Voting in Varanasi will take place on May 19.

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PM Modi files nomination from Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday filed nomination papers from Varanasi Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh. He was accompanied by top BJP leaders including party chief Amit Shah, Union ministers Sushma Swaraj, Nitin Gadkari and Rajnath Singh. Several NDA bigwigs including Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) patriarch Parkash Singh Badal, Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Ram Vilas Paswan were also present on the occasion.

Earlier, PM Modi visited the Kaal Bhairav temple where he offered special prayers. He also addressed the BJP workers where he said that there is a pro-incumbency wave being witnessed for first time in country after independence. Thanking people of Kashi for love and affection, he said that people have made up their minds and “they want Modi sarkar again”.

Modi said that there are two factors this election — winning Kashi which has already been achieved and second is to win polling booths. Modi said that while he will not let the country down, the BJP workers will not let the party flag down at polling stations.

He also said that it doesn’t matter whether he win or lose by record margin. “The democracy should win,” he said.

The Prime Minister also asked the party workers to break all voting records this election. He said that he has worked honestly for good governance and the people have made up their minds that they want Modi sarkar again.

“During yesterday’s roadshow here, I have sensed the hard work of party cadre,” he said amid chants of “Modi Modi” from the gathering.

On Thursday evening, PM Modi held a mega road show from BHU gate to Dashashwamedh ghat on the bank of Ganga river. According to the BJP’s claim, around 6 lakh people took part in the seven km long road show. The Prime Minister commenced his road show by garlanding the statue of Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya, the founder of Banaras Hindu University. Wearing a saffron kurta and scarf, the cavalcade of PM Modi was cheered by a huge crowd present on both sides of the road. The roadshow concluded at the famous Dashashwamedh ghat where PM Modi took part in the Ganga aarti and performed a special pooja.

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    Supporters of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a roadshow in Varanasi.Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seeking second term is the office. In 2014, Modi had got 5,81,022 votes in Varanasi. Aam Aadmi Party national convener Arvind Kejriwal was the first runner up with 2,09,238 votes. Congress candidate Ajay Rai, who is contesting this time too, was placed third with 75,614 votes. This time, other candidates in the fray are Samajwadi Party's Shalini Yadav, Congress' Ajay Rai and Independent candidate Tej Bahadur Yadav. Voting in Varanasi will take place in the last phase of Lok Sabha elections on May 19. In 2009, senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Murli Manohar Joshi had won from Varanasi, bagging 2,03,122 votes. Ajay Rai, who had contested on Samajwadi Party ticket was on the third spot with 1,23,826 votes.