The PM Narendra Modi visited Varanasi, his parliamentary constituency, and offered prayers at the Kashi Vishwanath temple on Monday.
The visit came four days after Modi’s BJP was voted back to power to lead the central government in New Delhi with 303 seats in the Lok Sabha elections.
Mr. Modi arrived at Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport, Babatpur via an Indian Air Force plane where he was received by BJP president Amit Shah, UP BJP chief Mahendra Nath Pandey, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, and UP Governor Ram Naik among others.
From the airport Mr. Modi took a chopper to Police Lines, and then hit the road to proceed towards Kashi Vishwanath temple located in the heart of the city. Along the roads people lined up to cheer and greet Modi on his resounding victory.
With Amit Shah and Adityanath by his side, Narendra Modi entered the temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva and paid obeisance to the deity as priests recited Sanskrit ‘shlokas’.
Mr. Modi was visiting the temple town on a thanksgiving journey, he won Varanasi by a huge margin even more than the 2014 win. He is expected to hold a victory rally in Varanasi where he would address a huge gathering.
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