Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to file his nomination from Varanasi parliamentary constituency on April 26. He is seeking re-election from here.
According to BJP sources, he will reach Varanasi on the previous day, April 25 and will participate in mega programmes for two days, to mark launching of his poll campaign in the constituency. Immediately after reaching Varanasi, he will hold a road show from Benaras Hindu University to Dashashwamedh Ghat.
Later, he will visit to the Kaal Bhairav Temple following which he will participate in the Ganga Aarti on the ghats of the holy city. On the same day, PM Modi would spend time with party workers and intellectuals.
For the next day, the Prime Minister is expected to begin his schedule with prayers at the iconic Kashi Vishwanath Temple. BJP workers are giving final touches to the itinerary of the day, which includes another road show as Prime Minister proceeds to file his nomination. He may also hold media interaction.
PM Modi held similar mega road shows in 2014 – both before and after winning the constituency in the 16th Lok Sabha elections. Three years later, the Prime Minister hit the streets of Varanasi for campaigning during the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls.
During the 2014 general elections, Prime Minister Modi contested and won from Vadodara in Gujarat as well as from Varanasi, but retained the later after trouncing Aam Aadmi Party convenor Arvind Kejriwal with a massive margin of 3.37 lakh votes.