UP polls 2017: PM Modi to hold massive roadshow again in Varanasi today

It is also expected that today's roadshow will also cover a much wider area during which the party candidates are also expected to accompany him.

UP polls 2017: PM Modi to hold massive roadshow again in Varanasi today

Ahead of the last phase of the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls on March 8, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to hold a roadshow again in Varanasi today after he put up a massive road show in this same place, which is also his Lok Sabha constituency, on Saturday.

According to a report in Asian News International, the Prime Minister will start his roadshow from Pandeypur Chauraha at around 3 p.m. to MG Kashi Vidyapeeth.


It is also expected that today's roadshow will also cover a much wider area during which the party candidates are also expected to accompany him.

In 2012 Assembly election, the Bharatiya Janata Party had won 3 of the 5 assembly seats whereas the Samajwadi Party had won the remaining two.

As PM Modi carried out a massive road show on Saturday, Congress Vice-president Rahul Gandhi also held a joint road show with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.

The Congress vice president will also address three rallies in Sonbhadra, Mirzapur and Jaunpur while Akhilesh addressed a rally in Robertsganj city earlier at 10:45 .m. which come under Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh.

Earlier on Saturday, wooing the electorate in his constituency, Prime Minister Modi asserted that he has made Kashi his 'Karya Kshetra' so that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) can regain the pride of the region, which has lost its shine under the current Samajwadi Party (SP) Government.

Addressing the Varanasi rally on Saturday, the Prime Minister said that even if he had not visited Kashi, his own constituency, BJP would have emerged victorious, however, he still wanted to come and address the people as they were close to his heart.

"Back in 2014, I could not visit Varanasi as the Election Commission did not allow me to carry out a rally. Since then I have always wanted to come and speak to you. Kashi for me is not a political area, but I wanted to work here because I wanted to bring back its lost heritage," the Prime Minister told the cheering crowd.