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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Narendra Modi files nomination papers as parties brace for the fourth phase

Updated : April 26, 2019 04:29 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi filed nomination papers from Varanasi on Friday amid a show of strength by BJP and its allies. Modi, who aims to hold onto the seat for a second time was accompanied by top NDA allies like Nitish Kumar, Parkash Singh Badal, Uddhav Thackeray and Ram Vilas Paswan as he filed his nomination.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves to the crowd during a  roadshow in Varanasi. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves to the crowd during a  roadshow in Varanasi. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, centre, and Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah, second right, perform rituals by the banks of the River Ganges in Varanasi, India. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, centre, and Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah, second right, perform rituals by the banks of the River Ganges in Varanasi, India. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets the crowd as he stands in front of a statue of freedom fighter Madan Mohan Malviya at Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets the crowd as he stands in front of a statue of freedom fighter Madan Mohan Malviya at Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
Passengers look out from the window of a bus painted with a portrait of  Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Maharashtra state Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in Mumbai. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
Passengers look out from the window of a bus painted with a portrait of  Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Maharashtra state Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in Mumbai. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, centre, waves during an election campaign for his sister and Congress party candidate Priya Dutt in Mumbai. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, centre, waves during an election campaign for his sister and Congress party candidate Priya Dutt in Mumbai. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
Supporters of Congress party shout slogans during an election rally Mumbai. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
Supporters of Congress party shout slogans during an election rally Mumbai. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
A supporter of India's Congress party displays a haircut with his party symbol during an election rally Mumbai. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
A supporter of India's Congress party displays a haircut with his party symbol during an election rally Mumbai. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
Supporters of Congress party hold cut-outs of party leaders Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi during an election rally. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
Supporters of Congress party hold cut-outs of party leaders Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi during an election rally. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
Labourers watch an election rally of the Congress party in Mumbai. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
Labourers watch an election rally of the Congress party in Mumbai. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
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