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Modi Sarkar 2.0 formation: As it happened

PM Narendra Modi is in his parliamentary constituency Varanasi today, where he will also pay obeisance at the Kashi Vishwanath temple.

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New Delhi Updated on: May 27, 2019 21:51 IST
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PM Narendra Modi

After a massive victory in Lok Sabha Election 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on a visit to his parliamentary constituency Varanasi earlier today, to thank the people for "reposing faith" in him. The prime minister also offered prayers at the famous Kashi Vishwanath temple.

After reaching Varanasi, Modi travelled by road from the police lines to Bansphatak, with his cavalcade passing through various parts of the city.

Meanwhile, leaders also paid tributes to India's first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his death anniversary. 

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