Narendra Modi holds mega roadshow in Varanasi, performs Ganga aarti day before filing nomination [Photos]

A day before his nomination, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday held a mega roadshow in Varanasi, drawing massive crowds, before he culminated the show of strength with the Ganga aarti at the Dashashwamedh Ghat

FP Staff April 25, 2019 23:27:29 IST
A day before filing his nomination for the Lok Sabha polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday held a mega roadshow in Varanasi, drawing massive crowds. The prime minister culminated the show of strength with Ganga aarti at the Dashashwamedh Ghat. PTI
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A day before filing his nomination for the Lok Sabha polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday held a mega roadshow in Varanasi, drawing massive crowds. The prime minister culminated the show of strength with Ganga aarti at the Dashashwamedh Ghat. PTI
Modi was joined by BJP president Amit Shah, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath and other senior BJP leaders in the temple town, on a day the Congress ended speculation over its leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra contesting against the prime minister by announcing local leader Ajay Rai's candidature. Twitter/@BJP4India
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Modi was joined by BJP president Amit Shah, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath and other senior BJP leaders in the temple town, on a day the Congress ended speculation over its leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra contesting against the prime minister by announcing local leader Ajay Rai's candidature. Twitter/@BJP4India
The six-kilometre-long roadshow passed through several parts of the city, including Lanka, Godhalio and Assi areas, amid cheering crowds, wearing saffron-coloured attires and showering rose petals. Twitter/@BJP4India
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The six-kilometre-long roadshow passed through several parts of the city, including Lanka, Godhalio and Assi areas, amid cheering crowds, wearing saffron-coloured attires and showering rose petals. Twitter/@BJP4India
Modi started his roadshow with the garlanding of the statue of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) founder Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya. Twitter/@BJP4India
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Modi started his roadshow with the garlanding of the statue of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) founder Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya. Twitter/@BJP4India
Chants of 'Modi, Modi' rent the air as BJP supporters danced to music and the beating of drums in front of huge banners reading 'M<em>ain Bhi Chowkidar</em>'. Twitter/@BJP4India
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Chants of 'Modi, Modi' rent the air as BJP supporters danced to music and the beating of drums in front of huge banners reading 'M<em>ain Bhi Chowkidar</em>'. Twitter/@BJP4India
The nearly 4-hour roadshow ended at the Dashashwamedh Ghat where Modi took part in the Ganga aarti along with Amit Shah and Adityanath. Twitter/@BJP4India
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The nearly 4-hour roadshow ended at the Dashashwamedh Ghat where Modi took part in the Ganga aarti along with Amit Shah and Adityanath. Twitter/@BJP4India
Later, Modi also performed a puja. Modi is on a two-day visit to his parliamentary constituency and is scheduled to file his nomination on Friday. Twitter/@BJP4India
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Later, Modi also performed a puja. Modi is on a two-day visit to his parliamentary constituency and is scheduled to file his nomination on Friday. Twitter/@BJP4India