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PM Modi pays tribute to Lal Bahadur Shastri at his memorial

Mar 06, 2017 16:03 IST
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Ahead of the last phase of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid tribute to former prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri at his memorial in Varanasi. While leaving the memorial, PM Modi was seen waving to his supporters as they chanted ‘Modi Modi’ slogans. Forty seats spread across seven districts of Ghazipur, Varanasi, Chandauli, Mirzapur, Bhadohi, Sonbhadra and Jaunpur will go to the polls for the last phase on March 8. Since Friday, Modi has addressed as many as three public meetings and taken out two processions in open vehicles. In the 2012 assembly polls, the BJP finished a distant fourth with its candidate securing a paltry 9.67 per cent of votes and forfeiting his deposit.