Narendra Modi files his nomination from Varanasi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday filed his nomination papers from Varanasi Parliamentary constituency, from where he won the 2014 general elections. Before heading for the nomination, Narendra Modi offered prayers at Kashi Bhairavnath temple. In the morning, he addressed BJP workers in Varanasi. Thanking the workers for putting up the massive roadshow yesterday, Modi said, “Party workers are the real candidates of democracy. More than my win, I am concerned about them.”
A number of top leaders of both the BJP and the NDA allies were present in a show of strength at the time of filing of nomination papers by the Prime Minister.
Shiromani Akali Dal’s patriarch Parkash Singh Badal also arrived at the Varanasi hotel where Amit Shah and Rajnath Singh were meeting other NDA leaders. Sushma Swaraj was also present at the meeting. Narendra Modi touched feet of Parkash Singh Badal.
Besides, Parkash Singh Badal, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, and Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan were present. Leaders of Apna Dal, North-East Democratic Alliance and AIADMK were also present.