Varanasi, May 8: A huge sea of crowd has amassed outside the Banaras Hindu University in order to greet Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi where the BJP has staged a protest after the district administration denied permission to Modi for holding one of the two rallies in Varanasi on Thursday.
Earlier in Thursday morning the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders Arun Jaitley and Amit shah began a protest on Thursday against the Election Commission’s defence of a returning officer’s decision to ban a rally that was to be addressed by the party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in the congested Beniya Bagh ground of Varanasi.
The BJP had sought permission to organise five events which included a rally by Modi in Beniya Bagh ground in Varanasi.
BJP workers protested outside the Banaras Hindu University. Meanwhile, RAF personnel had to be deployed outside the university.
Earlier today, Modi had tweeted and urged his party workers to maintain peace and order while protesting.
“I appeal to my Karyakarta sisters and brothers to maintain peace and ensure that people do not face any difficulty” he tweeted.
Modi is contesting from the holy city of Varanasi that will go to polls in the last phase of elections on May 12. (ANI)