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Lok Sabha elections 2019 highlights- Will not let Varanasi down, says PM Modi at rally after roadshow

Lok Sabha elections 2019 highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds a mega roadshow in his constituency Varanasi, a day before filling nominations. Follow live updates here

By HT Correspondent | Apr 25, 2019 22:54 IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds a mega roadshow in his constituency Varanasi, a day before filling nominations. The road show that began from the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) gate will culminate at Dashashwamedh Ghat after passing through Assi, Bhadaini, Madanpura, Sonarpura and Godaulia. At Dashashwamedh Ghat, Modi will participate in Ganga Arti.

Watch: PM Modi’s mega Varanasi road show

 

9:50 pm IST

Will not let Varanasi down, says PM Modi at rally after roadshow

Asking permission from the public of Varanasi to file his nomination, PM Modi promised the citizens of Varanasi to never let Varanasi down.

He claimed to have given an account of works in the last 5 years, while congress didnot.

9: 38 pm IST

Last five years were for preparations, upcoming years are to yield results: PM Modi

Last five years were for the preparations, but the upcoming five years will be there to yield results. Five years that went were to prepare honestly for the future but now the five years are for better life: PM Modi in Varanasi

9: 34 pm IST

On track to achieve targets: PM Modi

Whole country is seeing the positive change in the nation, I cannot claim that every target has been achieved, but we are on the right track to achieve them very soon: PM Modi in Varanasi

9: 30 pm IST

Prime Minister Modi mentions terror attacks in Sri Lanka

Prime Minister Modi mentions terror attacks in Sri Lanka while addressing public meeting in Varanasi, says fight against Terrorism getting stronger. He claimed that Pakistan has been cornered by BJP’s foreign policy especially after the Pulwama attacks.

9:22 pm IST

Kashi blessed me to be PM, not just MP, says Modi after mega roadshow

After a mega roadshow and Ganga Aarti in Varanasi, PM claimed that Kashi has blessed him to be Prime Minister, not just Member of Parliament.

9:20 pm IST

PM Modi addresses public meeting in Varanasi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses public meeting in Varanasi.

 

9:24 pm IST

PM Modi performs Ganga Aarti at Dashashwamedh Ghat

PM Modi performs Ganga Aarti at Dashashwamedh Ghat, he is accompanied by BJP president Amit Shah and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

Earlier in the evening PM held a mega roadshow from BHU gate to Dashashwamedh Ghat, he will be filling in his nomination from Varanasi Lok Sabha seat tommorrow.

7:44 pm IST

PM Modi performs Ganga aarti

Live: Blessed to do the Ganga Arti in Kashi!

 

7:30 pm IST

Ganga aarti begins at Dashashwamedh Ghat, PM Modi to offer prayers later

Ganga aarti begins at Varanasi’s Dashashwamedh Ghat, but PM Narendra Modi to offer prayers later as he has not reached the Ghat.

6:12 pm IST

PM Modi to arrive shortly at Dashashwamedh Ghat

Varanasi: Visuals from Dashashwamedh Ghat. PM Narendra Modi to arrive shortly, reports news agency ANI.

 

6:36 pm IST

PM’s nominations likely to be NDA show of strength

The prime minister is scheduled to file his nomination papers on April 26, Friday. NDA leaders, including Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and AIADMK leaders will be present during the nomination.

6: 27 pm IST

Politicians, sports stars, artistes attend PM Modi’s roadshow

Padma awardees, noted industrialists, musicians and artistes participates in PM Narendra Modi’s road show in his parliamentary constituency Varanasi on Thursday.

6:24 pm IST

Thousands line up on streets as PM Modi begins Varanasi roadshow

People lined up the narrow streets of Varanasi to get a glimpse of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his mega roadshow on Thursday evening. Many were seen on rooftops waving at the PM and other BJP leaders. Modi is seeking re-election from Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency. In 2014, he won by over 3 lakh votes.

 

5: 02 pm IST

PM Modi eyes second term from Varanasi Lok Sabha seat

On Friday, the PM will file his nomination papers for the seat he won by bagging more than half the votes polled, 56 per cent, and won with a massive margin of 3.37 lakh votes in 2014.

5:54 pm IST

PM’s roadshow to end at Dashashwamedh Ghat

The road show that began from the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) gate will culminate at Dashashwamedh Ghat after passing through Assi, Bhadaini, Madanpura, Sonarpura and Godaulia. At Dashashwamedh Ghat, Modi will participate in Ganga Arti.

5: 52 pm IST

Ajay Rai to contest from Varanasi against PM Modi

The Congress ended weeks of speculation about Priyanka Gandhi Vadra contesting the national elections within months of her political plunge and named Ajay Rai as its candidate against a Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Varanasi.

5:30 pm IST

PM Modi holds roadshow in Varanasi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds roadshow in his constituency Varanasi.

 

5: 22 pm IST

Grateful for warmth, tweets PM Modi

Live from Kashi...Grateful for the warmth and affection!

 

5:20 pm IST

PM Modi to garlands Madan Mohan Malviya’s statue

Prime Minister Narendra Modi garlands Pt. Madan Mohan Malviya’s statue at Banaras Hindu University gate.

 

5:12 pm IST

PM Modi arrives in Varanasi

PM Modi arrives in Varanasi, will begin the roadshow shortly

5:08 pm IST

PM Narendra Modi to perform Ganga aarti at Dashashwamedh Ghat

Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi to perform Ganga aarti at Dashashwamedh Ghat later today, reports news agency ANI.

 

4: 15 pm IST

PM Modi tweets before arriving in Varanasi

Before arriving in Varanasi, PM Modi tweets, “After bumper rallies in Darbhanga and Banda, I am heading to beloved Kashi. “There are a series of programmes lined up, which would give me another excellent opportunity to interact with my sisters and brothers of Kashi.”

 

4:02 pm IST

PM Modi to hold a roadshow in Varanasi shortly

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to hold a roadshow in Varanasi shortly.

Visuals from outside Banaras Hindu University (BHU), reports news agency ANI.

 

3:15 pm IST

Preparations underway for PM Modi’s roadshow

2:47 pm IST

‘Even those fighting 20 seats think they’ll become PM’: Modi

“‘Even those fighting 8 seats, 20 seats, or even 40 seats think they’ll become PM’, said PM Narendra Modi while addressing a rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Banda.

2:39 pm IST

Opposition has a long face after 3 phases of polling: PM Modi

Opposition has a long face after three phases of polling; they know the outcome: PM Narendra Modi in Uttar Pradesh’s Banda.

2:30 pm IST

Rahul Gandhi to shortly address rally in Ajmer

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi is set to address a public rally in Rajasthan’s Ajmer. He is accompanied by Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot and deputy CM Sachin Pilot.

2:02 pm IST

BJP chief Amit Shah addresses rally in UP’s Unnao

BJP chief Amit Shah is currently addressing a rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao.

1:35 pm IST

Priyanka Gandhi holds roadshow in Jhansi

Priyanka Gandhi is currently holding a roadshow in Uttar Pradesh’s Jhansi.

12:52 pm IST

PM sanctioned Rs one lakh crore for bullet train, but not for your trains: Rahul Gandhi

“PM has sanctioned Rs one lakh crore rupees for bullet train, which may be used by say 500 or 1000 people, but he isn’t ready to give Rs 80 crore for your trains,” said Rahul Gandhi while addressing a public rally in Rajasthan.

12:42 pm IST

Proposed ‘Nyay’ after 5 years of injustice: Rahul Gandhi

“I came upo with the name Nyay for Congress’ proposed mimimum income support scheme, because for five years the people of the country have been denied justice and it’s now time to give them Nyay (justice),” said Rahul gandhi while addressing a public rally in Rajasthan.

12:33 pm IST

Not Priyanka Gandhi, Ajay Rai is Congress candidate against Modi in Varanasi

Not Priyanka Gandhi, Ajay Rai is Congress candidate against Modi in Varanasi

12:22 pm IST

AAP manifesto promises full statehood to Delhi

As he released the AAP’s manifesto, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal promised full statehood to Delhi and added that the

12:15 pm IST

Key poll promise is to defeat BJP: AAP’s Kejriwal at manifesto event

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal today released AAP manifesto and said that their key poll promise is to defeat BJP.

12:14 pm IST

‘2019 election about saving democracy’: AAP releases manifesto

‘2019 election about saving democracy’: AAP releases manifesto

11:20 am IST

‘Even those fighting 20 seats want to be PM’: Modi

People who are contesting only 40, 20 or even eight seats are standing in the queue waiting for their turn to become the prime minister, saidModi at Bihar rally.

11:10 am IST

Only a stable govt can protect the nation: PM Modi

“Only a stable government can protect the nation, traditions and interest of people, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Bihar’s Darbhanga.

11:06 am IST

Those seeking IAF strike proof vanished after 3 phases of voting: PM

“Those asking for proof of IAF strike have vanished after the three phases of voting, they have now begun questioning the EVMs,” said PM Narendra Modi in Bihar.

11:00 am IST

‘Mahamilavat asks why Modi talks about terrorism’: PM

“Some people have problems with ‘Bharat Mata ki jai’ and ‘Vande Mataram’, should such lose their deposits in elections. These are the people who ask why Modi talks about terrorism.

I want to ask the ‘mahamilavat’, is terrorism not a real issue, even when terrorists killed over 350 people in the neighbouring country Sri Lanka,” said PM Modi in Bihar.

10:52 am IST

PM Modi addresses rally in Bihar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is currently addressing a public meeting in Bihar’s Darbhanga. He is accompanied by Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, and Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan.

10:44 am IST

Oppn has no understanding of farmer issues: Nitish Kumar

“The Opposition talks about farm distress but they have no understanding of what the farmer really needs. they say they will waive off farm loans but I want to ask them do all famers in the country take loans. Instead, farmers must be provided with financial support so that the cost they incur can be reduced,” said Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar.

10:42 am IST

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar addresses rally

Bihar chief minister along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing a public meeting in Bihar’s Darbhanga.

10:35 am IST

PM Modi set to address rally in Bihar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will shortly address a public meeting in Bihar’s Darbhanga.