Same place, same motive; PM Modi, CM Kejriwal in Varanasi today

Varanasi :On the day of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s scheduled visit to his Lok Sabha constituency on February 22, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is also likely to visit the Ravidas temple in Varanasi.

On the occasion of Guru Ravidas Jayanti, the Prime Minister will first visit the Ravidas temple in the morning hours.

He will spend 15 mintues at the temple and then will head to address the Banaras Hindu University’s centennial year convocation function.

After delivering the convocation address as the chief guest, the PM would fly back to Delhi the same day in the afternoon.

The BHU Vice Chancellor Girish Chandra Tripthi today told mediapersons that the Prime Minister has declined to accept the varsity’s proposal to be conferred an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws during its convocation ceremony.

Kejriwal would reach Varanasi at around 12:10 PM from Delhi and will head to the Ravidas temple where he will stay till 2:45 PM before returning to the national capital.

It would be the first visit of Kejriwal since he lost the Lok Sabha election to Modi from Varanasi constituency in 2014.