Prime Minister Modi holds road show in Varanasi

RSTV Bureau

Prime Minister Narendra Modi kicked off his road show in his parliamentary constituency of Varanasi on Saturday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi kicked off his roadshow in his parliamentary constituency of Varanasi on Saturday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi kicked off his roadshow in his parliamentary constituency of Varanasi on Saturday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in his Lok Sabha constituency this morning, was greeted by massive crowd of supporters in the holy north Indian city.

Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah and other senior leaders greeted PM Modi when he arrived at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in a special Indian Air Force chopper. After a brief interaction with the leaders, PM Modi left the campus for a guest house.

Meanwhile, the BJP local unit has charged the administration with “selectively” pulling down its posters in the name of implementing the poll code.

“The entire city is dotted with posters and banners put up by the ruling Samajwadi Party in the state and its ally, the Congress,” BJP spokesman Shrikant Sharma said.

Huge crowd gather on Varanasi roads for PM Narendra Modi road show  on Saturday Photo-PTI

Huge crowd gather on Varanasi roads for PM Narendra Modi road show on Saturday
Photo-PTI

Besides Modi, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, accompanied by his wife Dimple Yadav and Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi will be holding a roadshow in the same city.

On the hand, BSP supremo, who is fighting hard to revive her party’s fortunes, will be addressing a rally on the outskirts of Varanasi.

Top leaders of the party and members of the Union council of ministers have been camping in the city to galvanize public support in favour of the BJP, which is aiming at a revival in the state where it had been in decline for more than a decade before making a dramatic comeback in the 2014 general elections when it won a stunning 71 Lok Sabha seats in UP, its best-ever performance till date.

Election Commission has called in the heavy deployment of forces is in place in the district where voting will be held for all the seven assembly segments, five of them falling in the PM’s Lok Sabha constituency, on March 8.