Union Minister Kushwaha condemns PM Modi's road show in Varanasi

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar. 4 (ANI): Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's road show in Varanasi, Union Minister Upendra Kushwaha on Saturday asserted that the former did not do the right thing by taking out a road show. "Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is already leading in Uttar Pradesh and I feel that Prime Minister shouldn't have done a road show in Varanasi, it's just an assembly election then why to make it so big," Kushwaha told ANI. "I don't felt right on the part of PM Modi doing a road show and making it so grand. I think this decision taken by BJP and Modi was not right," he added. Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Modi held a huge road show atop an SUV in Varanasi followed by his visit to the Kashi Vishwanath and Kaal Bhairav temples to offer his prayers. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in the rally cautioned the opposition to refrain from politicizing the surgical strikes by the Indian Army last year. "We are so proud of what our forces did. It was done after elaborate planning and is being talked about world over. Sadly, there are some people who are so driven by political considerations that they want to question our armed forces. Those who question surgical strikes- come to Jaunpur and ask the families of the martyrs. Why politicise issues of national security," Modi said at rally here. Varanasi will be the most keenly watched constituency that will vote on March 8. Key contenders from BJP, Samajwadi Party-Congress and BSP will be battling it out for hot seat in the state. BSP chief Mayawati and Samajwadi Party's Akhilesh Yadav along with Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi are also holding their high-octane rallies in the holy city. (ANI)