Prime Minister Narendra Modi will file his nomination papers for the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat today on April 26, in the presence of senior NDA leaders including JDU president Nitish Kumar and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray.
Shiromani Akali Dal's Parkash Singh Badal and Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan will also be in attendance when the PM files his nominations at 11.30 am, the BJP earlier said.
A day before filing his nomination, the PM held a "major roadshow" in Varanasi that had start from the Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya's statue and end at Dashashwamedh Ghat.
After the roadshow, the Prime Minister participated in the Ganga Arti at Dashashwamedh Ghat. After that, at 8 pm, he had a conversation with eminent personalities of Varanasi at Hotel De Paris.
The Prime Minister will address booth heads and party workers at 9.30 am, before filing his nomination.
At around 11 am, the PM will go and worship the city god Kal Bhairav and at 11.30 am PM Modi will file his nomination for Varanasi Lok Sabha seat.
During this program, Akali Dal's senior leader and former chief minister of Punjab Shri Parkash Singh Badal, Bihar chief minister and JDU chief Shri Nitish Kumar, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, central minister and president of Lok Janshakti Party Ram Vilas Paswan will be present.
According to the BJP's press release, leaders of AIADMK, Apna Dal and North-East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) will also be present with Modi during this program.