Modi at Varanasi roadshow: Kashi blessed me to be PM, not MP
By  Shimon Chadha | Updated:  Apr 26, 2019, 11:28 AM
A day before Prime Minister Narendra Modi was to file his nomination papers from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh for the ongoing elections, he held a massive roadshow in the city, which was attended by thousands of people, including industrialists, sports stars, actors, musicians and politicians.
The roadshow started at the landmark Banaras Hindu University, and culminated at the Dashashwamedh Ghat, where the PM participated in the Gangi Aarti.
Modi, who won the seat in 2014 elections by a landslide majority against AAP founder Arvind Kejriwal and Congress former MLA Ajay Rai, thanked the people of the city for showering him with love and blessings, and being the reason why he secured not just a seat in the Lower House, but also became the Prime Minister of the country.
He promised the people that he would not let them down, and said that he had provided an account of the work done in his five year tenure, unlike the previous Congress government.
Accepting that every target he had set has not been achieved, the RSS member claimed that the country was witnessing a “positive change”, and was “on the right track to achieve the targets very soon”. He further said that the past five years had simply been spent in preparing for the future, and laying the foundation of the development that was to follow in the upcoming five years. He promised that the next five years would yield results.
Varanasi will witness polling in the last phase of the elections, on May 19. Modi will be pitted against Ajay Rai of the Congress, and Shalini Yadav from the SP-BSP alliance. Counting of votes will take place on May 23.
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