Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi late on Sunday, will pay a visit to the Ravidas temple in the wee hours on Monday.
PM Modi also tweeted this morning paid respect to the great saint and social reformer.
I bow to Guru Ravidas ji on his Jayanti. His thoughts & emphasis on social reform & equality transformed our society & enriched it greatly.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 22, 2016
On the occasion of Guru Ravidas Jayanti, the PM will spend some time at the temple and then proceed to address the Banaras Hindu University's centennial year convocation function.
After delivering the convocation address as the chief guest, the PM would fly back to Delhi the same day in the afternoon.
The BHU Vice Chancellor Girish Chandra Tripthi had told media persons that the Prime Minister has declined to accept the varsity's proposal to be conferred an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws during its convocation ceremony.
Interestingly, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is also likely to visit the Ravidas temple later today.
Kejriwal would reach Varanasi at around 12:10 pm from Delhi and will head to the Ravidas temple where he will stay till 2:45 pm before returning to the national capital.
It would be the first visit of Kejriwal since he lost the Lok Sabha election to Modi from Varanasi constituency in 2014.
With PTI inputs