PM Modi holds mega roadshow in Varanasi

May 14, 2024 | 17:18:42

The voting in Varanasi will take place in the seventh phase on June 1.

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a grand roadshow in his constituency, Varanasi, on Monday. He was accompanied by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Thousands gathered to greet PM Modi. Many showered petals while others waved their hands in the hope that the Prime Minister would wave back with equal zeal.

A sea of crowd was seen at the roadshow in the holy city of Varanasi on Monday evening. The live-telecast on PM Narendra Modi's social media handle showed him holding a replica of lotus – the symbol of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The Prime Minister was seen waving at the huge crowd at continuous intervals.

Meanwhile, hundreds of supporters showered PM Modi's roadshow with rose petals. Big flags of the BJP were also seen at the grand event on Monday.

The streets of Varanasi, from where PM Modi's roadshow passed, were lit up with fairy lights. Even several houses were decorated in the wake of PM Modi's roadshow.

People stood on the terrace of their buildings to watch the mega roadshow. Many people who participated held posters reading “Modi parivar [Modi's family]".

Posting the link to the live telecast on X, PM Modi said, "Kashi is special... The warmth and affection of the people here is unbelievable!????"

The Prime Minister is seeking a term in the Lok Sabha from the Varanasi constituency in Uttar Pradesh. He will contest the Lok Sabha Elections 2024 from Varanasi against Congress' Ajay Rai, Bahujan Samaj Party's (BSP) Athar Jamal Lari, Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha (ABHM) candidate Kinnar Mahamandaleshwar Himangi Sakhi and Comedian Shyam Rangeela.

The Lok Sabha elections in Varanasi will take place in the seventh phase on June 1.

Earlier in March this year, PM Modi visited Varanasi's Kashi Vishwanath temple. In February, he inaugurated and laid the foundation stone for multiple development projects worth more than ₹13,000 crore in Uttar Pradesh's one of the holy cities.