New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the Badrinath shrine on Sunday to offer prayers. In Badrinath, the PM will review a beautification project that will be implemented in the area of the shrine. This is his second visit to the temple during the last two years. Also Read - Code of Conduct: EC Asks Petrol Pumps to Remove Hoardings With PM Modi's Photos Within 72 Hours
Meanwhile, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday offered prayers and meditated at the Himalayan shrine of Kedarnath, a day after the campaigning for the Lok Sabha Elections 2019 came to a close. This is part of the two-day visit to Uttarakhand. He had, in fact, trekked two kilometres to the cave. Notably, in the vicinity of the cave, no media personnel were allowed. Also Read - World Wildlife Day 2021: Significance And Theme of This Day
Notably, the portals of the Kedarnath and Badrinath shrines were reopened for devotees after a winter break earlier in the month. On Saturday morning, the Prime Minister reached Jolly Grant airport. In view of his two-day visit to Uttarakhand, stringent security arrangements were made, said DGP (law and order) Ashok Kumar. Also Read - India to Begin 23 Waterways by 2030: PM Modi During Maritime India Summit 2021
The state’s BJP president Ajay Bhatt reportedly said that this is “just a spiritual visit”.
The Election Commission gave its nod to the visit while “reminding” the prime minister’s office that the model code of conduct is still in force.The campaigning for the seventh and the last phase of the general election ended Friday evening.
(With agency inputs)