Prime Minister Narendra Modi has completed his nomination-filing and returned to the Rifle Club Hall where the NDA senior leaders are present. Visuals below:
The Prime Minister has filed his 2019 Lok Sabha election nomination with senior NDA leaders present for the event.
He filed his papers and took oath at the Rifle Club in Varanasi. His proposers were also present.
Watch the videos below for highlights of his nomination-filing:
Massive show of strength by senior NDA leaders at PM Modi's nomination-filing.
PM Modi arrives at the nomination centre in Varanasi.
PM Modi offers prayers at the Kaal Bhairav Temple in Varanasi, departs to file his nomination for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
PM Modi's cavalcade reaches the Kaal Bhairav temple in Varanasi ahead of his nomination-filing.
Two of the four proposers for Prime Minister Modi's nomination for Lok Sabha elections 2019 from Varanasi.
Let whoever wants to use abuses direct them at Modi. Whatever garbage they hurl, I use it as fertiliser and this results in the 'Kamal' blooming: PM Modi addresses the rally of BJP cadre in Varanasi ahead of filing his nomination.
I will not enjoy winning in Varanasi if my friends, my karyakartas lose their booths: PM Modi in Varanasi while addressing BJP cadre.
Janata Dal United's Nitish Kumar and Lok Janshakti Party's Ram Vilas Paswan meet BJP President Amit Shah during NDA leaders meet in Varanasi.
BJP chief Amit Shah, Home Minister Rajnath Singh among other NDA leaders present at the meeting ahead of PM Modi filing his 2019 Lok Sabha election nomination.
PM Narendra Modi addresses a rally in Varanasi ahead of filing his 2019 Lok Sabha election nomination.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will file his nomination for Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency on Friday. Senior leaders of the NDA are expected to be present in the holy city to accompany the Prime Minister for the occasion.
A day before filing the nomination, PM Modi held a 7-km mega roadshow in Varanasi along with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Union Minister JP Nadda, UP and Delhi BJP chiefs, Mahendra Nath Pandey and Manoj Tiwari.
Later in the evening, PM Modi also participated in the Ganga Aarti on the banks of the holy river.
PM Modi is set to contest the 2019 polls against Congress' Ajay Rai and SP leader Shalini Yadav in Varanasi constituency.
The prospects of a mouthwatering Priyanka Gandhi Vadra versus Narendra Modi contest on the Varanasi seat came crashing down after Congress fielded Ajay Rai instead of the Gandhi sibling, despite her nod on the candidature upon her brother and Congress president's final call.
In the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Prime Minister Modi won from Varanasi by a margin of 3.37 lakh votes. AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal and Rai were among the candidates from the seat. While Kejriwal came in the second place, Rai stood third in the vote tally.
Varanasi will go to polls on May 19 in the last phase of the Lok Sabha elections. The counting of votes will take place on May 23.