Posted on May 3, 2019, 8:17 PM IST
Just as all the speculations pointing towards Priyanka Gandhi’s candidature from Varanasi were put to rest, the reigning Prime minister Narender Modi chose to indulge in a magnanimous road show in Varanasi. What needs to be noted is that, the road show was executed just a day prior to the filing of his nomination papers from the region.
Narender modi has become a tall figure and rather a name to reckon with when it comes to invigorating rhetoric and rousing propagandas. Amidst all the innuendos of Priyanka Gandhi’s candidature from the region, this road show is kind of a direct rebuttal to Congress party’s aspirations of fielding their best bet against Narender Modi. Nevertheless, all these speculations have now been quelled as Congress has nominated Ajay Rai from the region.
Talking about the road show, it was nothing short of a celebration as we witnessed Narender Modi beginning the road show from the famous Banaras Hindu University, dressed in a traditional saffron Kurta and a scarf. The seven kilometres long stretch was rife with a lot of name chanting and zeal. The road show culminated after two and a half hours at the holy Ghats of Dashashwamedh. The prime minister further attended the evening prayer offering as well. The road show was a huge spectacle as we saw the convergence of the venerated leaders of BJP and NDA coming together for the show. While addressing the masses, Modi prophesized that he and his party shall return to power owing to “Varanasi’s blessings”. He also spoke about Global terrorism and India’s strong stance regarding the same. He alluded to the Balakot strikes in his narrative as well. He eulogized the town for its rich culture and vedic heritage and beheld the city as a great inspiration for him in his social as well as political life. Narender modi shall be filing his nomination papers from Varanasi today.
He visited the Kaal bhairav temple before filing his nomination for the Lok sabha seat today and while addressing his party leaders and workers he proclaimed that each BJP leader shall be responsible for at least ten families in the region. Apart from bolstering the morale of the BJP party workers, he encouraged the voters to turn up in huge numbers for the polling process as well.
The entire process so far has been very extravagant but the fate of the Lok Sabha elections remains to be seen
Meanwhile, both Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi have stayed steady with their campaigning efforts. While executing road shows in various parts of Uttar Pradesh, both of them have indulged in serious rant and rave against the reigning prime minster.