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Modi in Varanasi Highlights: Modi thanks Varanasi, offers prayers at Kashi Vishwanath

By Anuj Cariappa

New Delhi, May 27: Prime Minister elect Narendra Modi visited his parliamentary constituency Varanasi on Monday to thank the people for reposing faith in him. Modi offered prayers at the famous Kashi Vishwanath temple. Narendra Modi also addressed workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). This was Modi's first visit to his constituency after he won the Lok Sabha elections by a huge margin of 4.79 lakh votes. On Sunday, Narendra Modi met his mother Heeraben and sought her blessings after leading the BJP to a massive victory in the Lok Sabha polls.

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Meanwhile, security has been tightened in Varanasi ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first visit to his constituency on Monday after his massive victory in the Lok Sabha elections.

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Monday reminded Prime Minister Narendra Modi of Ram Mandir. In his message to Modi, Mohan Bhagwat said, "Ram ka kaam has to be done."

Earlier on Saturday, Modi had tweeted, "Will be going to Gujarat tomorrow evening, to seek blessings of my Mother. Day after tomorrow morning, I will be in Kashi to thank the people of this great land for reposing their faith in me."

District Magistrate Surendra Singh said heavy security has been put in place for the PM Narendra Modi's visit. Surendra Singh, along with Senior Superintendent of Police Anand Kulkarni, reviewed the security arrangements for Modi's visit.

Narendra Modi not only retained Varanasi, but also saw his victory margin increase by nearly 1 lakh votes as compared to the 2014 general elections. In a video message ahead of the May 19 polling, Modi had called himself a "Kashivasi" and termed the city his guiding spirit.

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