Prayers After Polls: Modi Visits Kedarnath, Shah Goes To Somnath

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NEW DELHI — Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah were among the leaders who were seen at revered temples on Saturday as they marked the end of a bitter election campaign.

Narendra Modi on Saturday reached Dehradun on a two-day visit during which he would pay obeisance in the Himalayan shrines of Kedarnath and Badrinath. Modi visited the Kedarnath shrine on Saturday and will pray at Badrinath on Sunday.

This is Modi’s second visit to Kedarnath in the last two years. While granting permission for Modi to visit the shrines, the Election Commission had “reminded” the Prime Minister’s Office that the Model Code of Conduct was still in effect.

Amit Shah reached the revered Somnath temple in Gujarat on Saturday morning. Shah was seen offering prayers at Somnath with his family.

BJP leaders were not the only ones spotted in temples after the end of the Lok Sabha poll campaign.

aFormer prime minister and JD(S) patriarch H.D. Deve Gowda visited the Venkateswara Temple in Tirupathi on Saturday on the occasion of his birthday. Gowda told mediapersons in Tirupathi that he had been visiting Tirupathi on the occasion of his birthday for the past 35 years. Gowda was accompanied by his son Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy.

 


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