Expressing his gratitude towards all NDA allies, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Friday, has tweeted that he cherished the solidarity extended by his allies who had come to attend his nomination process in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.
The Prime Minister also shared a few photos from the nomination filing in which all the NDA allies stood together with PM Modi in solidarity, most of them wearing hues of white and silver-gold. The NDA allies present for the Prime Minister's nomination were Bihar Chief Minister and JD-U chief Nitish Kumar, Union minister and LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan, Shiv Sena supremo Uddhav Thackeray, Shiromani Akali Dal patron Parkash Singh Badal, party president Amit Shah, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and senior Union ministers Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari and Sushma Swaraj. Apart from them, AIADMK leaders O Pannerselvam, M Thambidurai and Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio were also present.
After filing for his nomination, the PM Modi touched the feet of Badal (91), who is senior to him in age by 23 years, and sought his blessings. This gesture of the Prime Minister has been appreciated by the Shiromani Akali Dal which tweeted a message saluting the noble gesture of PM Modi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi filed his nomination papers for the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat on Friday, accompanied by a galaxy of top BJP and NDA leaders in what was a massive show of strength for the country's ruling alliance.
Before reaching the Varanasi Collectorate office to file his nomination, PM Modi went to the Kaal Bhairav temple to offer prayers.
Earlier on Thursday, PM Modi conducted a mega roadshow which started at 5:15 PM with the garlanding of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) founder Madan Mohan Malaviya's statue. Travelling with a massive entourage, the Prime Minister passed through a sea of supporters (approximately 6 lakh people) thronging to see him and progressed on his 7 km long roadshow from the Malaviya statue to the Dashashwamedha Ghat.