Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 6 resumed his mega-show in Varanasi. Today was the third and the last day of PM Modi’s back-to-back tour to his parliamentary constituency ahead of the last phase of assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh. Polling in Varanasi and some surrounding districts will be held in the state on March 8. PM Modi addressed a public rally in Khushipur, Rohaniya before returning to New Delhi late in the evening. The Election Commission will announce the poll results on March 11.
During his rally, PM Modi, who spent a night in his constituency, urged the gathering to boot out the Samajwadi Party (SP), the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Congress and vote for his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Here are the highlights
2: 24 PM: UP government is anti-farmer. Why they don’t help farmers in distress: PM Modi at a rally in Rohaniya.
2: 21 PM: Akhilesh government hasn’t taken care of farmers
2: 20 PM: We promise better healthcare for farmers.
2: 17 PM: Mera sapna hai ki saal 2022 tak Hindustan ke gareeb se gareeb parivar ko rehne ke liye ghar mile: PM Modi at a rally in Rohaniya, UP.
2: 11 PM: We will provide housing for the poorer, says PM Modi.
2: 09 PM: We have waived of taxes of the farmers.
2: 08 PM: Focus on the rural areas is must if we want to change our country: PM Modi
2: 00 PM: Amid Modi, Modi Chant, PM Modi addressing a rally at Khushipur.
1: 05 PM: PM Narendra Modi waves to supporters as he leaves Lal Bahadur Shastri Memorial in Varanasi
12: 45 PM: PM Narendra Modi at Lal Bahadur Shastri Memorial in Varanasi
12: 38 PM: PM Modi at Lal Bahadur Shastri Memorial in Varanasi
12: 24 PM: PM Narendra Modi pays tribute to Lal Bahadur Shastri
12:22 AM: PM Narendra Modi waves to supporters in Ram Nagar on his way to Lal Bahadur Shastri memorial
11: 45 AM: PM Narendra Modi at Gadhwaghat Ashram, will speak shortly.
11: 00 AM: PM Modi to visit Lal Bahadur Shastri residence to pay homage
Varanasi: PM Narendra Modi waves to supporters in Ram nagar, he is on his way to Lal Bahadur Shastri memorial pic.twitter.com/anIxlHoAf8
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10: 40 AM: PM Modi reaches Gadhwaghat Ashram
10: 10 AM: PM Modi enroute to Gadhwaghat Ashram
10: 00 AM: PM Modi left for Gadhwaghat Ashram
Earlier on Sunday, March 5, resumed five-km road show from Pandeypur Square and passed through Chaukaghat, Teliabagh, Maldahiya and Patel Chowk to concluded at the Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith, where Modi addressed a huge gathering.
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Thousands of supporters thronged the route along which Modi went. Carrying BJP flags and shouting ‘Jai Shri Ram’ and ‘Har Har Modi, Ghar Ghar Modi’, they waved at Modi, who acknowledged their greetings and waved back at them.
During a rally, he hit out against the opposition and promised its supporters to turn around Varanasi into a modern world class metropolis.