PM Narendra Modi also took out a roadshow in Varanasi in the morning
Modi’s team of counsels have strongly denounced the contentions made by Rai.
Modi has been calling for cleaning up the Ganga ever since he got elected from Varanasi in May, 2014 general elections.
The Prime Minister will visit Assi Ghat on river Ganga, where he will launch 11 solar-powered ‘e-boats’.
In the run up to his concert and while he sang, Shiv Sena volunteers protested with slogans such as “Ghulam Ali, waapis jao” and “Ghulam Ali, murdabaad”.
Singer Ghulam Ali will perform at a six day music festival, which begins tomorrow.
Although the venue remains to be decided, JD(U)’s UP president Suresh Niranjan told The Sunday Express that the convention will be held “in a district adjacent to Varanasi”.
Follwing the bomb scar, security has been tightened at Kashi Vishwanath Temple and Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple.
Jail Superintendent Ashish Tiwari was taken hostage by the inmates, who were unhappy over several issues, including the “poor quality” of food served at the prison, at around 9:30 am, they said.
The prisoners have taken control of a portion of the jail barracks and locked it from inside.
Besides spoken English and etiquette, the first group of 200 pandas and boatmen has also been imparted knowledge on some important keywords and phrases in foreign languages.
Party UP in-charge Sanjay Singh claimed that BJP workers attacked the AAP workers and pelted stones when Kejriwal’s cavalcade was crossing the party’s Varanasi office in Sunderpur area.
BJP’s Kashi region president Laxman Acharya claimed that the decision to not field a candidate was taken due to some unavoidable situations.
AAP has planned to contest UP Assembly polls for which the BJP is working hard to attract Dalit voters
Divyaangs were on Friday given motorized tricycle, smart cane, braille kit, daisy player, smart phone, tablets, wheel chair and other equipments.