UP Polls: Rahul, Akhilesh offer prayers at Kashi Vishwanath temple

Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Mar. 4 (ANI): Hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered prayers at Varanasi's famous Kashi Vishwanath temple, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and his wife Dimple Yadav offered their prayers at the temple.
Congress leader Raj Babbar was also present there.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="in" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Watch?src=hash">#Watch</a> UP CM Akhilesh Yadav,Dimple Yadav& Congress VP Rahul Gandhi offer prayers at Kashi Vishwanath temple,Varanasi.Raj Babbar also present <a href="https://t.co/fqunSsNmld">pic.twitter.com/fqunSsNmld</a></p>&mdash; ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) <a href="https://twitter.com/ANINewsUP/status/838034010693636100">March 4, 2017</a></blockquote>
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Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Modi offered his prayers at Kashi Vishwanath temple and headed to Kaal Bhairav.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="et" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Watch?src=hash">#Watch</a> Prime Minister Narendra Modi performing &#39;aarti&#39; at the Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi <a href="https://t.co/noIUBx99zz">pic.twitter.com/noIUBx99zz</a></p>&mdash; ANI (@ANI_news) <a href="https://twitter.com/ANI_news/status/837953033413734400">March 4, 2017</a></blockquote>
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Rahul Akhilesh Yadav earlier in the day held a road show in Varanasi on the sidelines of Prime Minister Modi's visit.
The Samajwadi Party-Congress road show began from 'Kachehri chauraha' area and culminated at the 'Girjaghar chauraha'.
Meanwhile, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati also held a rally at Jaunpur.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="in" dir="ltr">Dimple Yadav joins CM Akhilesh Yadav and Rahul Gandhi&#39;s roadshow in Varanasi <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/uppolls2017?src=hash">#uppolls2017</a> <a href="https://t.co/Z5TCVObTvM">pic.twitter.com/Z5TCVObTvM</a></p>&mdash; ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) <a href="https://twitter.com/ANINewsUP/status/837982383890546688">March 4, 2017</a></blockquote>
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Security forces have been deployed in large numbers to stand guard over the high-profile rallies.
The results of the elections, along with those in four other states, will be announced on March 11. (ANI)

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