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Accompanied by NDA leaders, Modi files nomination from Varanasi

Besides BJP chief Amit Shah, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, top NDA leaders such as Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, SAD leader Prakash Singh Badal and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray were with Modi at the Collectorate as he filed his papers.

Saima Siddiqui

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Published on 26 April 2019 5:26 AM GMT

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Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday filed his nomination papers from the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat, accompanied by a galaxy of top BJP and NDA leaders.

Besides BJP chief Amit Shah, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, top NDA leaders such as Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, SAD leader Prakash Singh Badal and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray were with Modi at the Collectorate as he filed his papers.

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Before filing his nomination papers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told party workers that pro-incumbency wave is being witnessed for the first time in the country,

Noting that the mood is festive from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, Modi said party workers are the real candidates.

The prime minister said he has worked honestly for good governance and the people have made up their minds that they want Modi sarkar again.

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"During yesterday's roadshow here, I have sensed the hard work of party cadre," he said amid chants of "Modi Modi" from the gathering.

Modi offered prayers at a temple before he went to the Collectorate.

He won the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat in 2014 by defeating his nearest rival, Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal, by a massive margin of over three lakh votes.

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(PTI)

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