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PM Modi holds mega roadshow in Varanasi, performs Ganga Aarti

Updated : April 25, 2019 11:34 PM IST

A day before his nomination, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday held a mega roadshow here, drawing massive crowds, before he culminated the show of strength with the Ganga aarti at the Dashashwamedh Ghat. Soaring the political temperatures, Modi was joined by BJP President Amit Shah, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and other senior BJP leaders in the temple town, on a day the Congress ended speculation over its leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra contesting against the Prime Minister by announcing Ajay Rai's candidature.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi garlands the statue of Pt Madan Mohan Malviya at Lanka prior to the start of his roadshow, a day ahead of filing his nomination for the Lok Sabha polls, in Varanasi, Thursday, April 25, 2019. (PTI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi garlands the statue of Pt Madan Mohan Malviya at Lanka prior to the start of his roadshow, a day ahead of filing his nomination for the Lok Sabha polls, in Varanasi, Thursday, April 25, 2019. (PTI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves during his roadshow, a day ahead of filing his nomination papers for the Lok Sabha polls, in Varanasi, Thursday, April 25, 2019. (PTI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves during his roadshow, a day ahead of filing his nomination papers for the Lok Sabha polls, in Varanasi, Thursday, April 25, 2019. (PTI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves at supporters during his roadshow, a day ahead of filing his nomination papers for the Lok Sabha polls, in Varanasi, Thursday, April 25, 2019. (PTI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves at supporters during his roadshow, a day ahead of filing his nomination papers for the Lok Sabha polls, in Varanasi, Thursday, April 25, 2019. (PTI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with BJP President Amit Shah and UP CM Yogi Adityanath performs 'Ganga Aarti' at Dashashwamedh Ghat after his mega roadshow, a day before he files the nomination papers for the Lok Sabha seat, in Varanasi, Thursday, April 25, 2019. (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with BJP President Amit Shah and UP CM Yogi Adityanath performs 'Ganga Aarti' at Dashashwamedh Ghat after his mega roadshow, a day before he files the nomination papers for the Lok Sabha seat, in Varanasi, Thursday, April 25, 2019. (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with BJP President Amit Shah takes part in 'Ganga Arti' at Dashashwamedh Ghat after his mega roadshow, a day before he files the nomination papers for the Lok Sabha seat, in Varanasi, Thursday, April 25, 2019. (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with BJP President Amit Shah takes part in 'Ganga Arti' at Dashashwamedh Ghat after his mega roadshow, a day before he files the nomination papers for the Lok Sabha seat, in Varanasi, Thursday, April 25, 2019. (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist)
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