Varanasi । Prime Minister Narendra Modi filed his nomination papers for the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat.
Annapurna Shukla, Ramshankar Patel, Jagdish Chaudhary and Subhash Gupta were among those who proposed Modi’s name. Modi touched Annapurna Shukla’s feet before filing nomination.
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In an impressive show of strength, the entire top leadership of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) was present at the nomination.
BJP President Amit Shah, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Nirmala Sitharaman, Sushma Swaraj, Nitin Gadkari, Ram Vilas Paswan and Piyush Goyal, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Assam Chief Minister Sarvanand Sonowal and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray were among those present.
AIADMK leader M. Thambidurai and Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O. Pannerselvam were also present.
The Prime Minister, in a touching gesture, touched the feet of Akali Dal leader Prakash Singh Badal, one of the senior-most politicians in the country, and sought his blessings.
Modi won the Varanasi seat in 2014 with a massive margin of 3.37 lakh votes. Varanasi will go to polls on May 19 in the last phase of elections.