BJP's Prime Ministerial pick Narendra Modi arrived in Varanasi to a rousing welcome from party supporters to file his nomination for the mega electoral battle in the holy city where he has been challenged by AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal.
Narendra Modi waves at supporters at a road show before filing his nomination papers in Varanasi. (IE Photo: Anand Singh)
Thousands of people wearing saffron caps, Narendra Modi masks and holding BJP flags, lined up along Nadesar, Andhrapaul, Lahurabeer and Cant area in the heart of the city through which he will carry out his road show before filing the nomination. (IE Photo: Anand Singh)
Immediately after reaching Banaras Hindu University, Narendra Modi paid floral tributes to Madan Mohan Malviya at the campus of the renowned educational institution. (IE Photo: Anand Singh)
At BHU, he was welcomed by thousands of people as sound of conch shells reverberated the air. The BJP has made elaborate arrangement to make the road show a show of strength and create a momentum for the party's Prime Ministerial candidate.
The BJP supporters had started gathering along Modi’s route since morning to have a glimpse of Modi. Large number of people were seen on rooftops and balconies of all buildings along Modi's route. (IE Photo: Anand Singh)
BJP units in all the 90 wards in the city reached the venue of the road show by carrying out procession from their respective wards. Modi will carry out a two-km long road show before filing nomination at the District Magistrate's office. (IE Photo: Anand Singh)