Prime Minister Narendra Modi filed his nomination at the Collectorate Office for Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency in Uttar Pradesh on Friday.
Ahead of filing nomination, the prime minister addressed a gathering of BJP workers and visited the famous Kal Bhairav temple in the city.
Before filing my nomination papers, prayed at the temple of Bhagwan Kaal Bhairav, also revered as the Kotwal of Kashi. pic.twitter.com/AuEy9GjHQO
— Chowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 26, 2019
Various BJP-led NDA leaders were present in the city in support of the Prime Minister.
They include the likes of Chief Minister of Bihar Nitish Kumar, Shiv Sena party chief Uddhav Thackrey, AIADMK’s O Panneerselvam, Lok Janshakti Party president Ram Vilas Pawan, Shiromani Akali Dal’s Parkash Singh.
On Thursday, PM Modi held a mega roadshow in Varanasi and passed by ancient temples and ghats – the seven-kilometre-long roadshow took two-and-a-half hours and finally ended in the holiest ghat of them all, the Dashashwamedh. The prime minister also attended the evening Aarti at this Ghat on the banks of the river Ganga.
2019 Parliamentary Elections has seven phases, voting for which commenced on 11 April and will last until 19 May. With three phases already completed, the remaining four phases of the elections will be held respectively on 29 April and 6 May, 12 May, and 19 May. Votes will be counted on 23 May 2019.