Varanasi,25 Aprill 2019. In the Roadshow of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday evening there was a huge crowd of people. This roadshow was organized one day before filing of nominations for the Lok Sabha elections. Modi started roadshow with greetings by adding wreaths on the Malviya statue near the BHu Singwar and joining hands of the common people in Lanka. After a five hour mega road show, the Prime Minister reached for Ganga Aarti on Dashashmeshh Ghat. Now tomorrow on Friday Modi will file nomination .
Modi is contesting for the second time as a BJP candidate from Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency. He will file his nomination on Friday. At around five o’clock in the evening Prime Minister Modi reached BHU, where senior BJP leaders were present . Chief minister Yogi Adityanath, state BJP president Mahendra Nath Pandey, Union Minister JP Nadda and others were present to receive Modi.
Modi reached Babtpur Airport at 4:45 a.m. As soon as the Prime Minister landed from his black car, thousands of people present there welcomed him with the slogans of ‘Har-Har Mahadev’ and ‘Modi-Modi’.
Modi started the road show at 5:17 pm after placing wreath at 5:17 pm. From the edge of Lanka to the other end, only the heads of the people were showing. People greeted the Prime Minister standing for the BJP flag on buildings on both sides of the road.
Modi takes 35 minutes to 150 meters
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is doing road shows in Varanasi, took 35 minutes to distance the distance from Malaviya statue to Ravidas Gate, at a distance of 150 meters. It can be estimated that the speed of the convoy is less than one kilometer per hour.
Kesaria kurta and lotus was on the chest
Modi, wearing a saffron-colored kurta on the road-show, kept a mark of BJP’s election symbol ‘Kamal’ on his chest. As soon as their convoy escalated, the people standing by the side of the streets gave flowers to them. There were slogans of ‘Modi-Modi’ during Roadshow People walking with roadshow had worn a picture of Modi and a saffron hat wearing a Namo-again t-shirt and lotus marks. Some women stood by the side of the road in the traditional costumes, in the reception of Modi’s convoy.
The show of strength takes place on a day the Congress ended all speculation about its general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra taking on Modi in the city. The Congress has again fielded Ajay Rai from the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat. He had finished third in 2014.
The BJP said JD(U) president and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray will accompany Modi as he files his nomination around 11.30 am on Friday.
Shiromani Akali Dal patriarch and former Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan will also be in attendance, the party said. On Friday, the prime minister will address booth heads and workers at 9.30 am and then offer his obeisance to Kal Bhairav at 11 am. “In this (nomination) programme, senior SAD leader and former Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal, Bihar Chief Minister and JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, central minister and president of the Lok Janshakti Party, Ram Vilas Paswan, will be present,” the party had said in a press release.
Leaders of the AIADMK, the Apna Dal and the North-East Democratic Alliance will also be present, it said.