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Priyanka Gandhi holds mega roadshow to strength Congress in Varanasi

PTI
Published : May 15, 2019, 8:28 pm IST
Updated : May 15, 2019, 8:28 pm IST

Priyanka began by garlanding the statue of Madan Mohan Malviya at the gates of the Banaras Hindu University.

 The local unit of the Congress had made elaborate arrangements to pull in the crowds for the roadshow, a party leader said. (Photo: ANI twitter)
  The local unit of the Congress had made elaborate arrangements to pull in the crowds for the roadshow, a party leader said. (Photo: ANI twitter)

Varanasi: In a big show of strength in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's constituency, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra started her roadshow here Wednesday evening.

Accompanied by Congress candidate for the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat against Modi, Priyanka Gandhi began by garlanding the statue of Madan Mohan Malviya at the gates of the Banaras Hindu University.

(Photo: ANI twitter)(Photo: ANI twitter)

Priyanka Gandhi and other leaders, including Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, waved at the large crowd as the procession wound its way through Varanasi's roads. Congress workers raised anti-Modi slogans along the route.

(Photo: ANI twitter)(Photo: ANI twitter)

The Congress show of strength in the temple town comes nearly three weeks after Modi held his own roadshow here, a day before filing his nomination papers. The local unit of the Congress had made elaborate arrangements to pull in the crowds for the roadshow, a party leader said.

Like Modi's roadshow, Priyanka Gandhi's event will also end at the Dashashwamedh ghat. She will then offer prayers, first at the Kashi Vishwanath temple and then at the Kaal Bhairav temple in Kotwali area.

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Tags: 2019 lok sabha election, narendra modi, priyanka gandhi vadra, madan mohan malviya
Location: India, Uttar Pradesh, Varanasi (Benares)