Varanasi, Apr 24 IBNS | 11 months ago

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Thursday filed his nomination papers from Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency in Uttar Pradesh.

He reached Varanasi around 8.30 am and filed his nomination papers at the Collector's office post a road show in Maldahiya.

Earlier in the day, Modi tweeted: "Friends today I will file my nomination papers from Varanasi. I seek your support and blessings as I embark on this journey."

"I thank Party leadership for giving me an opportunity to contest from Varanasi, a confluence of history, culture, tradition and spirituality," he said.

"My special gratitude to all Karyakartas and well wishers who have been tirelessly working on the ground and supporting me from all over India," he posted on micro-blogging site Twitter.

Earlier on Apr 9, Modi filed his nomination from Vadodara in Gujarat.

Polling will be held in Varanasi on May 9 and 12.

Modi is being challenged in the constituency by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) architect Arvind Kejriwal and Congress candidate Ajay Rai.

(Posted on 24-04-2014)

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