PM Narendra Modi's seven-kilometre roadshow in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday saw a massive turnout of people. The pictures below show the unending queue of masses who had come in support of PM Modi and the BJP.
A sea of crowd had already reached the venue for PM Modi's roadshow in Varanasi way ahead of the event.
The roadshow which had begun from the Madan Mohan Malviya' statue at 3 pm and ended at the Dashashwamedha Ghat, saw a large crowd, with several carrying the BJP flag thronging all along the seven-kilometre stretch of the event. People had crowded the balconies and terraces of buildings to have a better glimpse of the Prime Minister. The public stayed on until the end of the event which had gone over three hours.
People gathered way ahead of PM Modi's arrival at the Madan Mohan Malviya statue.
The crowd waved as PM Modi paid tribute to Malviya.
Several waved BJP flags as they look forward to PM's roadshow.
The alleyway is filled with people even before the Prime Minister's roadshow approaches it.
People line up on the terrace to have a glimpse of PM Modi.
A huge crowd on the street for the roadshow.
PM's convoy is greeted by people at Assi Chauraha in Varanasi.
Security officials on guard to maintain the bulging crowd.
Videos from the roadshow:
The BJP also tweeted a few photos of the roadshow:
With some raising questions on whether there is a Modi wave in the 2019 Lok Sabha election, could the pictures hold an answer to them, signalling the presence of the same?
BJP chief Amit Shah on Wednesday had spoken about the speculations about the Modi wave for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections during an interview with Republic Media Network's Editor-In-Chief Arnab Goswami.
Shah brushing off the speculations gave the report from the ground. He said that during his travel to over 250 constituencies, he has seen a bigger Modi wave in the country than the 2014 general elections.
"I have been around the whole country, in four or four and a half months, I have been to more than 250 constituencies. I will tell you that even more that 2014, I can clearly see a tsunami to make Narendra Modi Prime Minister again. People have decided, the next Prime Minister of the country will be Narendra Modi and whatever anti-campaign is run, it will harm the opposition itself just like a boomerang. There is a big wave in favour of Narendra Modi and Bhartiya Janta Party irrespective of the direction, north, east, west or south, can be clearly seen. The number of seats will also increase and the margin of our winning contestants will also increase.
Ahead of the roadshow, Congress backed out of the fight against PM Modi in Varanasi by choosing to not field Priyanka Gandhi Vadra from there, despite Gandhi Vadra herself saying she would contest if her party asked her to.