Varanasi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi filed his nomination from Varanasi in Eastern Uttar Pradesh – the Parliamentary constituency he won in the 2014 general election. The PM filed the nomination papers in the presence of top NDA allies like Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, Siromani Akali Dal chief Prakash Singh Badal, Lak JanShakti Party leader Ram Vilash Paswan, AIADMK leader M. Thambiurai, Shiv sena leader Uddhav Thakray, BJP president Amit Shah at the District Collectorate’s office.
Before heading for the nomination, Modi also offered prayers at Kashi Bhairavnath temple. In the morning, he addressed BJP workers in Varanasi. Thanking the workers for putting up the massive roadshow yesterday, Modi said, “Party workers are the real candidates of democracy. More than my win, I am concerned about them.”
Yesterday the Prime Minister along with top NDA leaders held a Road Show in the holy City from Banaras Hindu University (BHU) to the famous Dasaswamedh Ghhat on the banks of the Ganges where he participated in the traditional Ganga Aarti.
The Congress has fielded Ajay Rai for the constituency.