Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaches his parliamentary constituency Varanasi.
BJP workers are being killed for their ideology in West Bengal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today while addressing the party's workers. Political analysts will have to accept that beyond poll arithmetic, there is chemistry, the prime minister told the gathering in a ''thank you'' visit to his parliamentary constituency. PM Modi, who also offered prayers at the Kashi Vishwanath temple, visited the temple town four days after steering his party to a resounding win of 303 Lok Sabha seats. "For the country I am PM, but for you I am your MP and ''sevak''," PM Modi said, thanking the voters of Varanasi for voting him into the Lok Sabha for a second term. He also spoke on the importance of ''perfect synergy'' between the government and the party and said "work and workers" together can create wonders. The prime minister said he was grateful to the opponents who had fought against him.
Meanwhile, Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) president Prem Singh Tamang, popularly known as P S Golay, today took oath as the chief minister of Sikkim. He was administered the oath by Governor Ganga Prasad at Paljor Stadium. Mr Golay is not a member of the state assembly at present as he did not contest the polls. Hundreds of SKM supporters who were at the stadium cheered the 51-year-old party chief when he was taking the oath in Nepali language.
Here are the highlights of PM Modi Visiting his constituency Varanasi:
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We are the people who care the most about democracy. We are now in power in Tripura... opposition exists there after so many years... they are being heard now. We are the people who respect the voice of opposition in democracy. We are the people who assured 10 percent reservation to general category. This is not votebank politics. We feel that the great men in India have done a lot and we should take proud in the heritage. We have to keep a balance between modernity and culture..in our country, we value Rs 1 during puja but equally imp is Bhim App for digital transactions. We have to keep a balance between modernity and culture..in our country, we value Rs 1 during puja but equally important is Bhim App for digital transactions. There is no region in the country... where our vote percentage is not increasing.. but these pundits still talk about "hindi heartland"... we have been elected in Ladakh.. we have been in Goa for years... also in Karnataka. The next years, we have to respect our duty. Whatever belongs to the government, belongs to the people.
The chemistry of ideologies in the nation...sometimes fails all other calculations...This time a huge mandate did that... The math was failed by the chemistry... Political pundits may have this theory : "Politics is about perception"... But then... two things bust a negative perception... "Transparency and hard work" (pardarshita and parishram) We need a perfect synergy between Sarkar and sanghathan (alliance)... policies are strategies are a reflection of government and sanghathan. The job of a government is to deliver. The miracle that we see today is because of work and wonder... Work and worker do the wonder... Worker is the catalytic agent... The government delivered... but it was the worker who emphasised that this is just the beginning... This synergy between work and worker is pretty evident. Hundreds of our workers have been martyred. Our workers have risked their lives when election was going on in Tripura....Kerala... Jammu and Kashmir. Rajnitic chuachut (untouchability in politics) is on a rise in India... When it comes to BJP, people talk of untouchability. We are the people who ensure unity... If Jharkhand is being formed or another state...we ensure Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas... but despite all this... an environment of untouchability has been created, This dates back to when i was Gujarat Chief Minister.
I, as a party worker, follow what the party and workers want and do everything in my capacity. You people turned election to a festival... there was less of an environment where arguments were being encouraged,... rather there was more warmth... I want to publicly thank other candidates too... Election Commission puts in a lot of effort to organise elections...I also thank the people in media. Yes, only Narendra Modi was elected here... but in the campaign process... all of u became Narendra Modi. No voter felt detached... BJP workers carried out the door to door campaign in this summer heat to involve every voter.. I may be speaking from Kashi today... but my heartfelt greetings go out to the entire Uttar Pradesh.
BJP Worker First, PM Second, Says Modi in Kashi
Narendra Modi begins his address in Varanasi by thanking the people of Kashi for voting for him and extending their overhwleming support to his cause. "I also thank the party cadre for their hard work. I am myself a BJP worker first and then the PM of this country," he says.
PM Modi Addressing BJP Workers In Varanasi
Chants of 'Modi, Modi' as PM Narendra Modi begins addressing BJP workers in Varanasi
BJP Chief Amit Shah Addresses BJP Workers In Varanasi
There must rarely be a campaign where candidate didn't come to his constituency after filing nomination until voting, trusting his voters. People saw Varanasi's BJP workers asked him(PM)not to come.Modi ji trusted you, people of Varanasi & that trust was rightly placed.
Modi Hai Toh Mumkin Hai: Yogi Adityanath
"Modi hai toh mumkin hai," said Yogi Adityanath while introducing PM Modi to the BJP workers in Kashi. The Uttar Pradesh chief minister told the gathering that it is PM Modi who took the party to these new heights.
Rahul Gandhi Pays Tribute To Jawaharlal Nehru
Rahul Gandhi's first tweet since he told the Congress he wants to quit as its chief over the party's abysmal national election performance fueled speculation on Monday. In his tweet, he paid tribute to former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru - his great-grandfather - to mark his death anniversary. "Many democratic nations as young as India, soon degenerated into dictatorships. On his death anniversary, let us remember Jawaharlal Nehru Ji's contribution in building strong, independent, modern institutions, that have helped democracy survive in India for over 70 years," Rahul Gandhi tweeted. The fact that his Twitter bio, which says he is "president, Indian National Congress", remains unchanged since Saturday, when he told the party's top decision-making body he wanted to resign, was seen by many as a softening of stance.
Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee President Dr Ajoy Kumar offers to resign from his post after the party won only one parliamentary seat in the state.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached the Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi. He will be paying his obsesiance at the temple post which he will be addressing the people of his constituency who voted him back to power this time with a massive margin.
PS Golay Sworn In As Sikkim Chief Minister
Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) president Prem Singh Tamang, popularly known as P S Golay, today took oath as the chief minister of Sikkim. He was administered the oath by Governor Ganga Prasad at Paljor Stadium. Mr Golay is not a member of the state assembly at present as he did not contest the polls. Hundreds of SKM supporters who were at the stadium cheered the 51-year-old party chief when he was taking the oath in Nepali language. Former chief minister Pawan Kumar Chamling and senior Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) leaders were conspicuous by their absence at the swearing-in. The SKM, founded in 2013, won a slender majority in the 32-member Sikkim Legislative Assembly by bagging 17 seats against 15 won by the SDF. The Chamling government was ousted by the SKM after over 24 years.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves at people on his way to Kashi Vishwanath temple. An LED screen has been installed at the temple's entrance that will livestream visuals from inside when he offers prayers.
PM Modi Arrives In Varanasi
This is PM Modi's first visit to his constituency after he won the Lok Sabha elections by a huge margin of 4.79 lakh votes.PM Modi not only retained his seat, but also saw his victory margin increase by nearly 1 lakh votes as compared to the 2014 general elections.
PM Arrives In Varanasi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Varanasi. He will offer prayers at the Kashi Vishwanath temple today and hold a meeting with party workers later today.
Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao and his family offered prayers at Lord Balaji temple in Tirumala, today.
Sonia Gandhi Thanks Raebareli Supporters
UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Sunday thanked people from her constituency Raebareli for re-electing her in the Lok Sabha elections. The veteran leader added that she was ready to sacrifice everything to safeguard the basic values of the country. "I promise you that to safeguard the basic values of the country and to uphold the tradition of the ancestors of the Congress, I will not step back from sacrificing whatever I have got," she said. In a letter addressed to the people of Rae Bareli, Sonia Gandhi also thanked the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party, which did not field any candidate against her.
Artists perform in Varanasi ahead of PM Narendra Modi's visit today.
Jagan Reddy On Special Status After Meeting With PM Modi
Andhra Pradesh's Chief Minister-elect Jagan Mohan Reddy met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Amit Shah in Delhi on Sunday to discuss the several issues including the Special Category status for the state. Mr Reddy also discussed the state's financial situation and sought Central funds during the meeting with PM Modi, reported news agency Press Trust of India, quoting sources. After the meeting, PM Modi tweeted: "Had an excellent meeting with Andhra Pradesh's CM designate @ysjagan. We had a fruitful interaction on several issues pertaining to AP's development. Assured him all possible support from the Centre during his term."
PM Modi Meets His Mother
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said his return to power was a huge responsibility that the people have bestowed on him. Speaking at a rally in Ahmedabad - his first since the massive victory in the Lok Sabha elections - he said, "We have to utilise these five years to solve issues of the common citizens". PM Modi, who will take oath on Thursday evening, had gone to Ahmedabad on Sunday to take the blessings of his mother. While there, he also held a rally and addressed the people of his home state, which he ruled as a Chief Minister for 13 years.
After Kedarnath, PM Modi To Visit Kashi Vishwanath
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will pay obeisance at the Kashi Vishwanath temple today in Varanasi. PM Modi will later address a gathering of workers of his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). A large number of security, paramilitary and Special Protection Group personnel have been deployed in places where Modi will be visiting. Narendra Modi not only retained Varanasi, but also saw his victory margin increase by nearly 1 lakh votes as compared to the 2014 general elections. In a video message ahead of the May 19 polling, Modi had called himself a "Kashivasi" and termed the city his guiding spirit.
Varanasi all decked up as preparations are underway as Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits his parliamentary constituency today.
PS Golay To Take Oath As Sikkim's New Chief Minister
Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) president Prem Singh Tamang, popularly known as PS Golay, will take oath as the new chief minister of Sikkim today.
PM Modi In Varanasi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit his parliamentary constituency Varanasi today to thank the people for reposing their faith in him.