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UP Assembly election 2017: Modi addresses rally in Varanasi


Supporters chanting Har Har Modi flocked to the narrow roads of Varanasi as Prime Minister Narendra Modi pulled all stops to make the second day of his roadshow a mega hit with three days to go for the final phase of Assembly election 2017 in country’s largest state of Uttar Pradesh. Varanasi will go to poll on March 8.

The road show that began behind its scheduled from Pandeypur Chauraha saw a massive turnout from his supporters who sailed with Modi’s open-top vehicle to express support. The roadshow ended at Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth wherein he addresses the crowd.

Quick takes from PM Modi’s rally

“Har Har Mahadev and Bharatmata ki Jai”, PM Modi begins his address adding he is humbled by the people’s presence.

"Vanaras could have been the centre point of attraction in the world. It has a rich heritage. Writer Mark Twain once said it is older than history. Every Indian thinks Varanasi to be its own."

“Varanasi has been ignored do far. It needs development”

“The government here only works for votes. It is hindering development. It is blocking good work. Roads and infrastructure are being neglected,”

“Why is Uttar Pradesh suffering? It is hit by bad governance. This corruption should stop.” 

“We believe in Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas.”