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Along with a huge crowd in support, Narendra Modi files nomination papers from Varanasi
BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has filed his Lok Sabha nomination papers from Varanasi today along with a huge crowd marching with him in his support. Modi started his roadshow with garlanding the statue of late Pt. Madan Mohan Malviya, the founder of Banaras Hindu University.

In Varanasi Modi is facing challenge from AAP's Arvind Kejriwal and Congress party's Ajay Rai along with the candidates of Bahujan Samajwadi Party and Samajwadi Party.

Varanasi was at a standstill today, and it was looking like everyone was out on the roads and on their roofs to catch a glimpse of Narendra Modi. There were people everywhere, hanging out of their windows, terrace, up on trees and dancing on the streets. Rose petals were showered on Modi, who was traveling in an open truck. It took almost three hours for him to cover the two-km route of his roadshow and their was a carnival like atmosphere in Varanasi.

Encouraged from the huge crowd that traveled along with BJP's PM-in-waiting, Amit Shah, Modi's close associate, said to reporters “Modi wave has now turned into a tsunami...will overwhelm Samajwadi Party, BSP and Congress.”

Modi during his roadshow in the cultural capital of the country took small halts stopped to pay obeisance his to the freedom fighter Sardar Vallabhai Patel, thinker Swami Vivekananad and BR Ambedkar.

Shortly before filing his nomination papers Narendra Modi spoke to media as well. He said, “I thank the people of Varanasi for their love. Varanasi is considered the spiritual capital of the world. The BJP hasn't sent me here, ' Mother Ganga' called me here. May god help me in doing good work here.”

When Narendra Modi, surrounded with huge security walked into file his nomination, he had to wait for about half-an-hour outside the district collector's office, as many other candidates were already inside to file their nomination papers.

Notably today was the last day to file nomination for the Lok Sabha polls in city scheduled on May 12.

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