Live | UP dangal in Varanasi: PM Modi accuses Congress of humiliating Army by allocating Rs 500 cr for OROP – With focus shifting to the final phase of assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a campaign trail in his Lok Sabha constituency.
With focus shifting to the final phase of assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a campaign trail in his Lok Sabha constituency, Varanasi.
Top leaders of the party and members of the Union council of ministers have been camping in the city to galvanize public support in favour of the BJP, which is aiming at a revival in the state where it had been in decline for more than a decade before making a dramatic comeback in the 2014 general elections when it won a stunning 71 Lok Sabha seats in UP, its best-ever performance till date.
The ancient temple town is bracing for hectic electioneering tomorrow as besides Modi’s visit, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi are scheduled to hold a joint road show criss-crossing through a major part of the city while BSP supremo Mayawati will be holding a rally on the outskirts.
Heavy deployment of forces is in place in the district where voting will be held for all the seven assembly segments, five of them falling in the PM s Lok Sabha constituency, on March 8.