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Lok Sabha elections 2019: ‘I never seek anything from God,’ says PM Modi after his Kedarnath yatra

The Prime Minister said that his vision for the hill temple includes development with focus on nature, environment and tourism.

lok sabha elections Updated: May 19, 2019 10:49 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Uttarakhand
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The Prime Minister said that his vision for the hill temple includes development with focus on nature, environment and tourism. (ANI photo)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that he never sought anything during pilgrimages, a day after his Kedarnath yatra and meditation at the shrine in the Himalayas, capping months of campaigning for the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.

“I come here for peace, prayer and meditation… I never seek anything from God,” PM Modi said days ahead of the much-awaited vote count on May 23.

The Prime Minister said that his vision for the hill temple includes development with focus on nature, environment and tourism. He was speaking to mediapersons at Kedarnath during his two-day visit to Uttarakhand.

“My mission here is that we should look into ‘prakriti, pariyavaran’ and ‘pariyatan’ (nature, environment, and tourism). Fortunately, I have a hard-working team. I thank the media also for covering this region as it will help to boost tourism here. I usually take a stock of progress made in this area via video conferencing,” PM Modi said.

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This is his fourth visit to Kedarnath since assuming charge as the prime minister following the BJP’s massive win in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

He is scheduled to go to the Badrinath shrine on Sunday where he will review a beautification project for the shrine area.

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On Saturday, Modi undertook a difficult trek to spend some time meditating at a cave called ‘Dhyan Kutia’. Following heavy rain and cold, arrangements for umbrellas and benches for sitting were made on the trek.

He is expected to return to New Delhi later today.

First Published: May 19, 2019 09:10 IST

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