Press Esc to close
Friday 30 January 2015
News updated at 8:58 PM IST
Weather
Max: 28°C
Min : 17°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

All roads lead to Varanasi for party cadres

Swati Bhan , Ahmedabad: May 6, 2014 DHNS
A BJP supporter, dressed up like Narendra Modi, flashes victory sign as AAP supporters at Sigra in Varanasi on Tuesday. PTI Photo

With single-phase polling in the 26 parliamentary seats of Gujarat completed, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) cadres are heading for Varanasi.

The rush is so overwhelming that all trains have been booked and several BJP workers are pooling in money to travel over 1,300 km by car to the holy town.

Few wish to take the air route from Ahmedabad to Varanasi via Delhi, for the fares these days are touching Rs 25,000, as against the normal going rate of Rs 4,000 to Rs 8,000, depending on which airline you pick and when you book, a local travel agent said.

According to state BJP general secretary Vijay Rupani, as many as 300 booth managers, who did good work during the Gujarat polling, are either on their way to Varanasi or are going to leave by Thursday.

“They have been assigned responsibilities in Varanasi. Their job is to locate Gujarati population as well as those who have connections with the state,” he said. Rupani, Rajya Sabha MP Purshottam Rupala, state spokesperson and former minister I K Jadeja are already camping in Varanasi, whereas several others are on the way.

All India Congress Committee general secretary Madhusudan Mistry, who is the party candidate against Modi from Vadodara, is leaving for Varanasi along with two dozen hand-picked Congress workers has decided to take air route. Mistry is also his party’s in-charge for Uttar Pradesh.

State spokesperson Manish Doshi said, “More than 100 leaders, including Gujarat Congress president Arjun Modhvadia, former Leader of Opposition Shaktisinh Gohil and AICC secretary Dipak Babaria, will land in Varanasi on Thursday.”

Near about 500 AAP leaders and members are expected to reach Varanasi and there is another AAP team which will showcase a documentary film about the pollution and dirt in the Sabarmati river at many places along its banks.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
A visitor takes a 'selfie' in front of an exhibit titled 'Circle Uncircled' by artist Rahul Kumar...

A visitor takes a 'selfie' in front of an exhibit titled 'Circle Uncircled' by artist Rahul Kumar...

A tightrope walker is silhouetted against the setting sun as she holds a balancing pole...

A tightrope walker is silhouetted against the setting sun as she holds a balancing pole...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of his death...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of his death...

President Pranab Mukherjee paying tributes to father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi...

President Pranab Mukherjee paying tributes to father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi...

Lawyers stop a train at Moradabad Railway Station on Friday during a protest demanding...

Lawyers stop a train at Moradabad Railway Station on Friday during a protest demanding...

An elderly woman and a boy stand outside their house with walls damaged in alleged firing from...

An elderly woman and a boy stand outside their house with walls damaged in alleged firing from...

New recruits of the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) take oath during a graduation ceremony...

New recruits of the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) take oath during a graduation ceremony...

A groom leads his horse in the equine pool after working out on the track, during early morning...

A groom leads his horse in the equine pool after working out on the track, during early morning...

A handler bathes a horse after a training session ahead of the Indian Derby in Mumbai...

A handler bathes a horse after a training session ahead of the Indian Derby in Mumbai...

Ladakhi women offering prayers during the inauguration of traditional Buddhist prayer...

Ladakhi women offering prayers during the inauguration of traditional Buddhist prayer...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523