PM Modi To Visit Kedarnath & Badrinath After End Of Poll Campaign
New Delhi: A day after the 2019 election campaign ended, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Saturday begin his two-day visit to Kedarnath and Badrinath shrines in Uttarakhand.
PM Modi will visit Kedarnath on Saturday, whereas he will visit Badrinath on Sunday before returning to Delhi in the afternoon.
This will be PM Modi’s fourth visit to Kedarnath during his tenure. He first visited the shrine as a prime minister in May 2017 during the opening ceremony and went there for the second time in October 2017 during the closing ceremony.
In November 2018, PM Modi visited Kedarnath for the third time, just before the closing ceremony of the temple.
According to reports, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reach Kedarnath at around 9 am and by 10 am today. He will do the darshan and Puja and later go for an inspection besides holding a discussion with officials over construction works.
Arrangements have been made in the Dhyan Gufa (meditation cave) for his night stay.
On Sunday, he will attend the morning pooja at Kedarnath shrine before flying to Badrinath. PM Modi will return to Delhi via Dehradun.
PM Modi’s Uttarakhand visit coincides with the last and seventh phase of Lok Sabha polls on Sunday. The Election Commission has given its nod to PM’s visit to Kedarnath and Badrinath shrines. His office has sought the views of the EC on the two-day official visit to Uttarakhand.