After a landslide victory in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections, Narendra Modi visited his parliamentary constituency Varanasi on Monday. He paid a visit to the Kashi Vishwanath temple along with BJP chief Amit Shah and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Preparations were on in full swing in Varanasi where Modi will hold a five-kilometre-long roadshow and address BJP workers.
The city has been lined with banners and festoons featuring photographs of Narendra Modi. PM Modi is expected to visit the famous temple at around 10 am. After the “darshan” and “puja” at Kashi Vishwanath temple, the Prime Minister is scheduled to address the BJP workers at Deendayal Hastkala Sankul.
12.25 pm: The supporters in Kashi didn't weigh the elections on the scales of win-loss. They considered this a festival of 'Lok shiksha', 'Lok sampark', 'Lok sangrah', 'Lok samarpan'.
12.50 pm: I had spoken to workers of Varanasi. All of you had ordered me that I can't set foot in Varanasi for a month. The nation might elected me as the PM but four you, I am a worker. For me, your order was the priority, says PM Modi.
12.45 pm: After the campaign, I used to think of coming here but I used to recall your orders. Maine socha ye nahi to koi aur baba. Rarely is a candidate so relaxed, as I was, during elections & the results. Your hardwork was the reason for it. I was relaxed so I went to Kedarnath.
12.43 pm: I may be PM for country but I am always a worker for my party, says PM Modi.
12.40 pm: PM Modi begins address with "Har Har Mahadev" chant.
12.37 pm: PM Modi address party workers at Deendayal Hastkala Sankul.
12.32 pm: There must rarely be a campaign where candidate didn't come to his constituency after filing nomination until voting, trusting his voters. People saw Varanasi's BJP workers asked him( PM) not to come.Modi ji trusted you, people of Varanasi & that trust was rightly placed, says Amit Shah.
12.30 pm: There must rarely be a campaign where candidate didn't come to his constituency after filing nomination until voting, trusting his voters. People saw Varanasi's BJP workers asked him(PM)not to come.Modi ji trusted you, people of Varanasi & that trust was rightly placed, says Amit Shah.
12.25 pm: BJP managed to win under Yogi's rule, says BJP chief Amit Shah.
11.05 am: PM Modi offers prayers at the temple.
10.50 am: Narendra Modi and Amit Shah reach Kashi Vishwanath temple.
10.45 am: Crowd breaks into chants of 'Modi Modi' as the convoy of PM Modi moves through streets of Varanasi to Kashi Vishwanath temple.
10.35 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves at people on his way to Kashi Vishwanath temple.
9.50 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Varanasi.
9.15 am: Artists perform in Varanasi ahead of PM Narendra Modi's visit to the city today.
8 am: Preparations underway for PM Modi's visit.
PM Modi defeated his Samajwadi Party (SP) rival Shalini Yadav by a margin of over 4.80 lakh votes in the Lok Sabha elections from Varanasi. The BJP, which had won 282 seats in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, managed to increase its tally and notched up 303 seats in the 2019 elections.