Priyanka Gandhi, Dimple Yadav hold joint roadshow in PM’s Varanasi constituency

Varanasi (UP), May 25 (PTI) Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Samajwadi Party’s sitting MP from Mainpuri Dimple Yadav on Saturday held a roadshow in Varanasi in support of INDIA bloc candidate Ajay Rai.

The roadshow continued for about four kilometers from Durgakund to Ravidas Temple.

“SP MP Smt. Dimple Yadav ji and Congress National General Secretary Smt. Priyanka Gandhi ji took blessings by offering prayers at the Kal Bhairav Temple in Varanasi,” the Samajwadi Party said in a post on X.

Priyanka Gandhi wrote on X at the beginning of the roadshow, “Roadshow in Kashi, the city of Devadidev Mahadev Lord Shiva.”

She further wrote, “INDIA storm in Varanasi. INDIA will win.”

Priyanka Gandhi and Dimple Yadav reached the court of Baba Shri Kaal Bhairav directly from Babatpur airport.

After darshan and worship there, they began the roadshow by worshipping Kushmanda Mata located in Durgakund.

During the roadshow, both leaders stopped at various places and sought support from the public for the INDIA bloc candidate.

Rai was also seen greeting people along with Priyanka Gandhi and Dimple Yadav in an open car during the roadshow.

Thousands of people participated in the roadshow. People welcomed the roadshow with rose petals at various places on the way.

The Congress and Samajwadi Party workers were seen raising slogans of Priyanka Dimple Zindabad, waving flags of the two parties.

Seeing the enthusiasm of the workers, Priyanka and Dimple also greeted the public with folded hands.

During the roadshow, both leaders stopped at various places and sought support from the public for Ajay Rai.

Congress spokesperson Shailendra Singh said the two leaders started the roadshow from Durga Temple which reached Manas Temple, Tridev Temple, Sankatmochan Temple, Ravidas Gate, Lanka Mahamana Statue.

On reaching the gate of the Trauma Centre, Dimple Yadav, for some reason, left the roadshow. From here, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra along with Ajay Rai went to Sant Ravidas temple located in Seer Govardhan, Bhagwanpur, Chhittupur, where the roadshow ended after darshan and worship. This roadshow lasted for about two hours

Voting will be held in Varanasi in the seventh and final phase of Lok Sabha elections on June 1.

The main contest in Varanasi is between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UP Congress chief Ajay Rai.

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