PM Modi holds roadshow in Varanasi: As it happened

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's roadshow in Varanasi is being held with two more days to go for campaigning in the final lap of seven-phase Assembly polls.

By Kamna Arora | By Sanjeeb Baruah | Last Updated: Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 23:28

Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday offered prayers at Kashi Vishwanath and Kal Bhairav temples here during his roadshow in Varanasi, his parliamentary constituency.

Besides Modi, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, BSP supremo Mayawati, and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi campaigned in the temple city ahead of the last phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections. 

4 March 2017, 20:37 PM

Lot of development works that were pending in Kashi have been resumed & are progressing at fast rate: PM

4 March 2017, 20:36 PM

We're giving impetus to infrastructure development in Kashi. We are taking every measure that benefits people: PM 

4 March 2017, 20:35 PM

They spread lies about 24x7 power supply. But during their temple visit today, there was power outage: PM Modi 

4 March 2017, 20:33 PM

You see development in Kashi but CM Akhilesh Yadav doesn't, says PM 

4 March 2017, 20:30 PM

I promise to provide 24-hour electricity if BJP comes to power, says PM Modi

4 March 2017, 20:23 PM

Kashi is not just a city, it is a symbol of humanity. Our effort is to build an 'Uttam Kashi': PM 

4 March 2017, 20:22 PM

Have made Kashi my 'Karya Kshetra' so that we can regain the pride of the region: PM 

4 March 2017, 20:21 PM

I express my gratitude to the people of Kashi. Their blessings and affection is memorable: PM Modi 


4 March 2017, 20:08 PM

PM Modi back in his continuency Varanasi; Chants 'Har Har Mahadev'

4 March 2017, 16:03 PM

The PM asks: "If lost buffaloes can be tracked down in UP, can the police not trace (rape accused) Prajapati?"

"Akhilesh is shielding Prajapati, The SP is not interested in governance; we shall ensure safety of women," adds the PM.

4 March 2017, 16:02 PM

SP-Congress leaders chanting 'Gayatri Prajapati' mantra: PM Narendra Modi at Jaunpur election rally

4 March 2017, 15:44 PM

The Congress "made fun" of the soldiers by sanctioning just Rs 500 crore for One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme before the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. "They announced Rs 500 crore for OROP, and tried to cash in on it during the Lok Sabha polls. When we calculated, we found that Rs 12,000 crore is needed for OROP," Modi says.

"Announcing just Rs 500 crore was cheating the Army."

4 March 2017, 15:40 PM

"It is unfortunate that some parties, in their greed for power, are just focusing on politics of opposing. But the people of the nation will not forgive this..." says the PM.

4 March 2017, 15:37 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi blames Opposition parties for politicising the September 29 cross-LoC surgical strikes. "It is unfortunate that some political parties are questioning the Army out of political motives. For them even national security is a political tool," Modi says.

4 March 2017, 15:20 PM

PM Narendra Modi begins addressing a public rally in Jaunpur.

4 March 2017, 14:24 PM

Kaal Bhairav is considered by devotees as the `shah kotwal` and it is believed that a trip to Varanasi is incomplete without a visit to this temple. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi soon after his resounding victory in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections had visited the Kashi Vishwanath temple but skipped Kaal Bhairav temple.

4 March 2017, 13:32 PM

PM Narendra Modi offers prayers at the temple of Kal Bhairav, considered the ‘Kotwal’ of Kashi.

4 March 2017, 13:28 PM

The PM's roadshow is now moving towards the revered Shiv temple of Kal Bhairav.