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Highlights: PM Modi files poll nomination from Varanasi in presence of top NDA leaders

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 26 April 2019, 12:59 PM

Day after mega roadshow, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will file nominations from Varanasi for the Lok Sabha Elections today. In a show of strength, almost all major NDA leaders will be present during the nomination at Kachari. Yesterday, the PM held a 6-km-long roadshow from Lanka Gate on BHU to Dashashwamedh ghat. Soaring the political temperatures, Modi was joined by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and other senior BJP leaders in the temple town, on a day the Congress ended the speculation over Priyanka Gandhi Vadra contesting the polls against the prime minister by announcing Ajay Rai's candidature from Varanasi. Later, addressing a meeting here, Modi said while the last five years were about his government making sincere efforts, the next five will be about results.

Here are LIVE updates from Varanasi:

  Apr 26, 2019  14:46 (IST)

Congress govt betrayed people in Madhya Pradesh by reducing electricity supply: PM Modi.

  Apr 26, 2019  14:45 (IST)

PM Modi in Sidhi, MP: Congress had promised to reduce electricity bills & found a solution to do so by reducing electricity supply in your homes. Congress govt here is running on the formula of supplying lesser electricity than previous Shivraj govt. Is this not betrayal?

  Apr 26, 2019  14:44 (IST)

JJP's Naina Chautala terms BJP's Sirsa candidate Sunita Duggal 'barsati mendak'.

  Apr 26, 2019  14:13 (IST)

People of Bihar will give befitting reply in elections for insulting treatment meted out to Lalu Prasad, says Rahul inpresence of Tejashwi Yadav. 

  Apr 26, 2019  11:48 (IST)
  Apr 26, 2019  11:28 (IST)
  Apr 26, 2019  11:19 (IST)

PM Modi arrives at Collectorate to file his nomination. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, UP CM Yogi Adityanath also reach Varanasi Collectorate office.

  Apr 26, 2019  11:54 (IST)

Bihar Chief Minsiter Nitish Kumar, Shiv Sena cheif Uddhav Thackeray, Ram Vilas Paswan, Anupriya patel and Piyush Goyal reache Collectorate office in Varanasi. PM Modi will file his nomination from Varanasi shortly.

  Apr 26, 2019  11:01 (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered prayers at Kaal Bhairav Temple in Varanasi; leaves for Collectorate office to file his nomination.

  Apr 26, 2019  10:04 (IST)

"I have a wish that I was not able to fulfil from Gujarat. Can Benaras fulfil this wish? I want the women to win the voting turnout. There should be at least 5% increase in women voting percentage," says PM Modi to party workers.  

  Apr 26, 2019  09:58 (IST)

We must break all polling records, PM Modi tells BJP workers.

  Apr 26, 2019  09:57 (IST)

PM Modi also talks about soaring temperature. He says that party workers must not think about summer but concentrate on polling.

  Apr 26, 2019  09:53 (IST)

Chants of ‘mera booth, sabse mazboot’ fills the air.

  Apr 26, 2019  09:52 (IST)

‘Benaras jeet gaye,’ says PM Modi and tells party workers to work for every single booth in the city.

  Apr 26, 2019  09:51 (IST)

During interaction with party workers, PM Modi talks about ‘vaanar sena’ from Ramayan and Chhatrapati Shivaji’s soldiers. 

  Apr 26, 2019  09:44 (IST)

For first time ever, there is pro-incumbency wave in the country, says PM Modi.

  Apr 26, 2019  09:41 (IST)

PM Modi also spoke about his days as ‘foot soldier’ when he used to paste posters on walls.

  Apr 26, 2019  09:40 (IST)

PM Modi expresses his gratitude to the party workers for their love and support during his mega roadshow yesterday.

  Apr 26, 2019  09:39 (IST)

PM Modi begins his address with ‘Har Har Mahadev’ chant. 

  Apr 26, 2019  09:37 (IST)

Ahead of filing nomination, PM Modi addresses party workers in Varanasi. 

  Apr 26, 2019  09:14 (IST)

As PM visits various temples in the holy town, BJP President Amit Shah is meeting NDA leaders at party office.

  Apr 26, 2019  09:10 (IST)

After 'Ganga darshan' in early morning hours, PM Modi is going to Kaal Bhairav Temple ahead of filing his nomination. 

  Apr 26, 2019  08:57 (IST)

News Nation has learnt that PM Modi is likley to address party workers ahead of filing his nomination. 

  Apr 26, 2019  08:54 (IST)

There are reports that he might undertake the cruise on Ganga.

  Apr 26, 2019  08:53 (IST)

PM Modi is about to reach Assi Ghat shortly.

  Apr 26, 2019  08:38 (IST)

But the pace and direction of its development were right, Modi said and outlined the work done by his government in Varanasi. 

  Apr 26, 2019  08:38 (IST)

After the roadshow, PM Modi said that he said he would not claim that whatever he had wished for his Varanasi had come true in the last five years.

  Apr 26, 2019  08:36 (IST)

The Shiv Sena chief has already reached Varanasi. In early morning hours, he was seen offering prayers at Kaal Bhairav temple.

  Apr 26, 2019  08:33 (IST)

Shiromani Akali Dal's Parkash Singh Badal and Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan will also be in attendance when the PM files his nominations at 11.30 am. 

  Apr 26, 2019  08:33 (IST)

PM Narendra Modi will file nomination in the presence of senior NDA leaders including JDU president Nitish Kumar and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray.

First Published: Friday, April 26, 2019 08:33 AM
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