Modi To File Varanasi Nomination Amid Choppers, Drones, Vedic Chants

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Filing one’s nomination papers is critical a routine event at a district magistrate or sub-divisional magistrate office.  when BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi  files his nomination papers from India’s spiritual capital, Varanasi, promises to be a grand spectacle.There will be TV cameras, overhead drones, helicopters, Vedic chants, priests, religious rituals, international and national media, security personnel, active Election Commission observers Modi.  The streets of Varanasi,  BJP leaders claim, will turn into a sea of jostling crowds. The party claims that three lakh people are expected to be on the roads to be part of this mega event.  Modi, on his part, has deliberately chosen April 24 for his filing. It is last date to file nominations for May 12, which is the last phase of polling. By doing it on that day he will be accountable to EC for his expenditure for fewer number of days. The date also coincides with sixth phase of polling for 117 candidates in 12 states including those in UP, Bihar, MP, Chhatisgarh, Mumbai, Rajasthan and other places. Modi can expect to receive extensive TV coverage which may impact voters going to the polling booth. While Modi will fly out of Varanasi after filing his nomination, he will return here and stay for two days when it gets closer to the date of polling. This should be after campaigning for eighth phase of polling is over on May 5th. By the time he returns to concentrate on Varanasi with an eye of maximising his lead, elections in most states and constituencies would be over.


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