UP Elections 2017: PM Narendra Modi addresses rally in Varanasi, rakes up scams to attack opposition

Prime Minister's constituency Varanasi is all set to go for polls on March 8

As campaigning in UP is in its last leg, PM Narendra Modi addressed an election rally in his constituency Varanasi where he targeted opposition  and said that for political gain some parties questioned surgical strikes and misled nation on One Rank One Pension (OROP).

Earlier, he held roadshow that started from Pandeypur and concluded at Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith . As his constituency is all set to go for polls on March 8, PM has been extensively campaigning in the city. Apart from PM, various BJP leaders and union ministers are also in the temple town.

PM has started his second road show from Pandeypur. This time the focus is on the areas where Samajwadi party had won seats. PM’s 5km road show is expected to last for 4 hours.

On March 4, PM Modi kick-started the high-voltage campaign for the seventh phase of Uttar Pradesh elections, where he did a roadshow in the temple town. Later in the evening he addressed rallies  in Jaunpur and Varanasi.

Here are the top highlights:

8:49 PM: PM hits out opposition

8:45 PM: 30 lakh families in UP need houses,centre asked state for their list but they’re sleeping; they couldn’t make a list how’ll they mk houses, says PM

8:38 PM: Some wanted evidence on surgical strikes, says PM Modi

8:27 PM: Note ban united corrupt opposition, says PM

8:23 PM: Want honest to be honoured, says PM

8:19 PM: The eastern part of India has to scale new heights of development, says PM Modi

8:13 PM: Opposition wants selective development, says PM Modi

8:11 PM: Have big dreams for Varanasi, says PM Modi

8:10 PM: Previous governments have ignored Varanasi, says PM

8:09 PM: Our motto is sabka sath sabka vikas, but Cong, SP  BSP have different culture of politics that says ‘kuch ka saath kuch ka vikas’, says PM

8:05 PM: Mark Twain once said Varanasi is older than history. It is not only a city, it is the root of culture, says PM

7: 58 PM: After roadshow PM Modi addresses rally at Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith in Varanasi

7:25 PM: PM mega roadshow in Varanasi concludes, to address rally shortly

7:15 PM: Huge crowd dots PM’s roadshow

6:54 PM: PM roadshow reaches Teliyabag

6:28 PM: PM Modi’s roadshow reaches Varanasi’s Chaukaghat

5:57 PM: PM Modi’s roadshow proceeds

5:47 PM: Supporters chant PM Modi’s name.

5:39 PM: Huge show of strength for BJP.

5:29 PM: Massive gathering at PM’s second roadshow. After Pandeypur Chauraha, PM Modi is scheduled to go to Chaukaghat.

5:15 PM: PM’s roadshow in Varanasi continues

4:50 PM: Roadshow under way  at Pandeypur

4:42 PM: Crowd shouts “Modi-Modi”, “Vande Matram”

4:37 PM: PM’s roadshow starts

4:29 PM: PM Modi reaches Varanasi