Thousands throng Modi’s resumed road show in Varanasi

Varanasi, March 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday resumed the second leg of his mega road show in this Uttar Pradesh city with large crowds of supporters and BJP workers thronging the streets.

The Prime Minister first flew from the airport to the Police Lines in a special Indian Air Force chopper. A number of local Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders greeted Modi at the helipad and presented him bouquets.

He then made his way in a bullet-proof car in a convoy to the Pandeypur area, from where the road show commenced.

The five-km road show began at Pandeypur Square and wound its way through Chaukaghat, Teliabagh, Maldahiya and Patel Chowk to culminate at the Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith.

Thousands of supporters thronged the route along which Modi went. Carrying BJP flags and shouting ‘Jai Shri Ram’ and ‘Har Har Modi, Ghar Ghar Modi’, they waved at Modi, who acknowledged their greetings and waved back at them.

Modi was later scheduled to go to Diesel Locomotive Works, which is popularly called DLW, late evening where he is to engage in a discussion with select 5,000 intellectuals of the city. He will spend the night in Varanasi and on Monday, go to Gadwa Ghat Ashram and Ramnagar to visit the house of late Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri.

Modi will fly off in a special IAF chopper to Rohaniya where he will address a public rally before returning to New Delhi late Monday evening.

Polling in Varanasi, which is also Modi’s parliamentary constituency, and some surrounding districts will be held in the seventh and last phase of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections on March 8.

–IANS

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