Modi Varanasi Roadshow highlights: The temple town of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh turned saffron with lakhs of people converging all along the route of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mega roadshow. PM Modi landed inside the BHU campus straight from Banda where he addressed an election rally. He then garlanded the statue of Madan Mohan Malviya right outside the main entrance of the BHU to kickstart his 6-km-long roadshow.
PM Modi will file his nomination from Varanasi on April 26, Friday. In 2014, Narendra Modi had defeated his closest rival Aam Aadmi Party’s Arvind Kejriwal by nearly three lakh votes and the BJP would want him to repeat the success this time too. Voting in Varanasi is scheduled to be held in the last of the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections on May 19.
As per a press release issued by the BJP, top leaders from alliance parties will be present in Varanasi during his nomination program on Friday. Akali Dal’s senior leader and former Chief Minister of Punjab Parkash Singh Badal, Bihar Chief Minister and JDU chief Nitish Kumar, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, Union Minister and Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan will attend the event apart from several other leaders in what is being seen as a show strength.