Varanasi: Congress Leaders Priyanka Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi will be visiting Guru Ravidas Temple today at Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. On Wednesday they will pay obeisance at Seer Goverdhanpur.
Amid Guru Ravidas birth anniversary, Election Commission of India has postponed the Punjab Elections which were to be held on February 14.
The political parties including BJP, Congress and Aam Aadmi Party requested the poll panel to change the date as the Guru Ravidas followers would not be able to vote if elections were held two days before the festival as they embark on an annual pilgrimage to Varanasi on the Guru’s birth anniversary.
Moreover, at Uttar Pradesh too Assembly Elections are being held.
During the visit to Uttar Pradesh Priyanka Gandhi, will be campaigning for elections. At Kanpur cantt and Kidwai Nagar she will be organising a door-to-door campaign. This will be followed with a door-to-door campaign at Sisamau and Arya Nagar. She will then participate in Mahila Shakti Garjana at Govindnagar, Kanpur.
The seven-phased Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh commenced on February 10. Two phases of the election have been completed. The third phase of UP polls will be held on February 20.
Meanwhile, on the occasion of Ravidas Jayanti, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the Guru Ravidas Vishram Dham temple in Delhi’s Karol Bagh on Wednesday.
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