UP elections 2017: 'Must make Kashi a progressive city', PM Narendra Modi's poll pitch in Varanasi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's constituency Varanasi will go to polls on March 8 in last phase of Uttar Pradesh assembly elections

As  Varanasi is all set to go for polls on March 8 in the last phase of Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a rally in his constituency on March 4 . Earlier in a day he did a roadshow in the city and addressed a rally in Jaunpur where he invoked surgical strike issue. Targeting opposition PM said, for political gain some parties questioned surgical strikes and misled nation on One Rank One Pension (OROP)

Predicting BJP’s win in UP, PM Modi said, “on March 11, our government will be formed in Uttar Pradesh and Samajwadi, Congress, BSP will be wiped out”.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi kick-started the high-voltage campaign for the seventh phase of Uttar Pradesh elections. In a massive show of strength, PM’s roadshow began from the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) gate at 9 am, and moved towards Kashi Vishwanath temple with a huge crowd of supporters.

Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah and other senior leaders were present to greet him when he arrived at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in a special Indian Air Force chopper. After a brief interaction, he moved in his bulletproof car in a cavalcade to a guest house. However, a minor scuffle took place between Samajwadi Party (SP) and BJP workers took place outside the Singh Dwar of the BHU .

Highlights of Varanasi rally: 

8:34 PM: Shocked by the way UP government works

8:30 PM: Samajwadi Party only plays blame game

8:26 PM: Akhilesh can’t see what Kashi wants

8: 24 PM: They spread lies about 24X7 power supply. But during their temple visit today, there was power outage.

8:20 PM: Working to double railway lines.

8:16 PM: Kashi is not just a city, it is a symbol of humanity. Our effort is to build an ‘Uttam Kashi’.

8:11 PM: Chose Kashi over Vadodara.

8:10 PM: I am also a small worker of Kashi.

8:07 PM: Want to bring back Kashi’s glory.

8:05 PM: Kashi has showered me with love.

8:02 PM: Thank Kashi people for warm welcome.

8:00 PM: PM addresses rally in Varanasi

Here are the highlights of the rally : 

4:01 PM: Samajwadi party is not interested in governance

3:59 PM: Those who have looted the nation, they should pay for their sins.

3:56 PM: The UP government website clearly shows what their ‘Karnamas’ are and that is when they removed that content from the website.

3:54 PM: No one will vote for SP, If Akhilesh rides a cycle with Rahul in Jaunpur, said PM Narendra Modi

3:53 PM: They got angry when I said ‘Karname are speaking & not Kaam’ so I decided to verify again by searching on the UP government websites.

3:49 PM: Loans of small farmers will be waived off in the first cabinet meeting after BJP comes to power in UP

3:47 PM: Those who have taken land illegally, will be put in jail for seven years

3:43 PM: For 40 years our forces demanded OROP but nothing happened. I had promised a BJP Govt will deliver on OROP and we did.

3:40 PM: Opposition politicizing surgical strike issue.

3:37 PM: Opposition made hollow promises.

3:35 PM: On March 11, BJP will form the government in UP.

3:30 PM: I salute the youth and the brave people of Jaunpur.

2: 45 PM: PM Modi concludes road show, offers prayers at Kaal Bhairav temple

2:30 PM: PM performing ‘aarti’ at Kashi Vishwanath temple.

2:21 PM: PM seeks divine blessings at temple town

2:15 PM: PM Modi came to Varanasi only for ‘darshan’. He did roadshow by violating the code of conduct, says Congress leader Meem Afzal.

2:10 PM: PM offers prayers at Kaal Bhairav temple

1: 50 PM: PM to reach Kaal Bhairav shortly.

1:37 PM: PM Modi offers prayers at Kashi Vishwanath temple

1:20 PM: PM Modi’s roadshow proceeds, to reach Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi shortly.

1:00 PM: BJP big-wigs, Smriti Irani, Dharmendra Pradhan are present in the city.

12:43 PM: Visuals of PM’s roadshow

12:33 PM: PM Modi’s roadshow garners massive crowd of people


12:20 PM: Varanasi is under heavy security due to Prime Minister’s roadshow.

12:00 PM: PM Modi’s roadshow

11: 37 AM: Supporters at PM Modi’s road show in Varanasi.

11:30 AM: Glimpses of Narendra Modi’s road show

11:00 AM: PM Modi to reach Kashi Vishwanath temple covering Ravidas gate Lanka, Assi, Madani, Sonarpura, Godowlia and Basphatak areas

10:56 AM: PM Modi’s roadshow underway in Varanasi, he will offer prayers at the Kashi Vishwanath temple & Kaal Bhairab temple shortly.

10:53 AM: Crowd gathers on Varanasi roads as PM Narendra Modi’s roadshow begins.

10:50 AM: PM Modi pays tribute to Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya in Varanasi.

10: 40 PM: PM Narendra Modi ahead of his road show.

10: 05 AM: The PM will arrive in few minutes at the main gate of BHU.

9:10 AM: PM Narendra Modi at BHU

9:00 AM: Modi will offer prayers at the Kaal Bhairav temple too, he will be visiting the temple for the first time since becoming PM.

8:45 AM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address public meetings in Jaunpur and Varanasi today.

8:30 AM: The BJP has put out the PM’s itinerary in Varanasi today and the details of the rallies he is scheduled to attend in the region.