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India Elections

Modi Files Nomination For Varanasi Lok Sabha Seat

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives to file his nomination papers for the general elections in Varanasi, India April 26, 2019 (Photo: REUTERS/Adnan Abidi).

By: Radhakrishna NS

INDIAN prime minister Narendra Modi filed his nomination papers for the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat today (26), accompanied by a galaxy of top Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and National Democratic Alliance (NDA) leaders in what was a massive show of strength for the country’s ruling alliance.

Bihar chief minister and JD-U chief Nitish Kumar, union minister and LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan, Shiv Sena supremo Uddhav Thackeray and Shiromani Akali Dal patron Parkash Singh Badal were with Modi at the collectorate as Modi filed his papers, seeking a second term in the Lok Sabha from the temple town.

BJP leaders, including party president Amit Shah, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath and senior union ministers Rajnath Singh and Sushma Swaraj, were also present on the occasion.

Before reaching the Varanasi collectorate to file his nomination, Modi went to a temple to offer prayers.

The prime minister, who reached here on Thursday (25) and brought life to a standstill as he held a seven kilometre roadshow through the town, also addressed party workers in the morning.

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