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WATCH: PM Modi Takes The Candidate Oath For His Election To Parliament, While Filing His Nomination Papers From Varanasi

Written By Navashree Nandini | Mumbai | Published:


  • Prime Minister Narenda Modi filed his nomination papers from Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency on Friday
  • Congress on Thursday fielded Ajay Rai against the PM, ending speculations of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to contest from Varanasi

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi files his nomination papers at Rifle Club in Varanasi for the Lok Sabha elections 2019, he took the candidate oath with full confidence and vigour. After addressing BJP cadres, PM Modi arrived at Rifle Club in Varanasi to file his nomination. In a show of strength, BJP chief Amit Shah accompanied by NDA leaders including Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thakaray, JD(U) chief and Bihar's CM Nitish Kumar, SAD's supremo Prakash Singh Badal reached the club ahead of the nomination process. 

While taking the oath that is to be made by a candidate for election to Parliament, PM said: 
"I, Narendra Damodardas Modi, having been nominated as a candidate to fill a seat in the council of States (or the House of the People) do swear in the name of God/solemnly affirm that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution of India as by law established and that I will uphold the sovereignty and integrity of India."

WATCH: PM Modi take the candidate oath for election to parliament, while filing his nomination papers from Varanasi

Expressing his gratitude to the party cadres ahead of filing the nomination, the Prime Minister said:

"There are two sides of this election: One is to win Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency, this work has been done yesterday. Kashi is already won. Now the other work is left and that is to win the polling booth. There should not be one polling booth where the flag of Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) falls flat. Today after filing the papers, you have to do nothing, Modi wins or loses, whatever happens to Modi, Ganga Maiyya will see, but any worker of the polling booths should not lose. I won't feel bad if I lose but if BJP worker's hard -work loses, I will feel bad."

As PM Modi arrived, he greeted all the leaders and sought blessing from the senior leaders following which he reached the hall to complete his nomination process.

WATCH: PM Modi's Gesture Of Deep Respect For Prakash Singh Badal As They Meet At The Nomination-filing Centre In Varanasi


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