Modi to invoke ‘Kashi Kotwal’ before filing papers today | India News

VARANASI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who held a mega roadshow in Varanasi on Monday, will file his nomination after offering prayers to Kashi Kotwal Baba Kal Bhairav on Tuesday.
A dozen chief ministers of BJP and NDA-ruled states, including Yogi Adityanath, Union ministers and key BJP functionaries, are likely to attend the event.
Prior to filing the nomination papers, PM Modi may also offer prayers at the Dashashwamedh Ghat on the banks of the Ganga.
As per his itinerary, a cruise trip to Namo Ghat is also proposed ahead of filing of nominations. From there, the Prime Minister will proceed to the Kaal Bhairav temple and then to the Collectorate to file his nomination. Later, the PM will hold a meeting with party workers at the Rudraksha Convention Centre.
The PM is also expected to take a holy dip in the Ganga on the occasion of Ganga Saptami, which falls on Tuesday.
It is believed that any activity carried out during the ‘Pushya Nakshatra’ is considered auspicious, and PM Modi will file his nomination papers during this period.
Prominent among those who are likely to attend the nomination process include CM Yogi Adityanath, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami, Madhya Pradesh CM Mohan Yadav, Chhattisgarh CM Vishnu Deo Sai, Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde, Rajasthan CM Bhajan Lal Sharma, Assam CM Hemant Biswa Sharma, Haryana’s Nayab Singh Saini, Goa CM Pramod Sawant, Sikkim CM Prem Singh Tamang and Tripura CM Manik Saha.
Union home minister Amit Shah and defence minister Rajnath Singh will also be present.
Besides, key NDA partners, such as Lok Dal chief Jayant Chaudhary, LJP chief Chirag Paswan, Apna Dal (S) president Anupriya Patel and SBSP president Omprakash Rajbhar, are also expected to join the event.

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