Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in his parliamentary constituency Varanasi to thank the people for “reposing faith” in him.
He was received at the airport by BJP chief Amit Shah and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath among others. A large number of security, paramilitary and Special Protection Group personnel have been deployed at various places in the city.
His first stop was at the famous Kashi Vishwanath temple where he offered his prayers . An LED screen has been installed at the entrance of temple which will live-stream visuals from inside when he offers prayers. Then he will address a gathering of BJP workers at the Pundit Deen Dayal Hastakala Academy.
This is PM Modi’s first visit to his constituency after he won the Lok Sabha elections by a huge margin of 4.79 lakh votes. He not only retained his seat, but also saw his victory margin increase by nearly 1 lakh votes as compared to the 2014 general elections.
Modi will be begin his second term as Prime Minister with the swearing in ceremony on May 30 at Rashtrapati Bhavan along with his council of ministers.