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Prime Minister Modi visits Kedarnath;to visit Badrinath tomorrow

Uttarakhand | Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday reached the temple on a two-day visit during which he paid obeisance in the Himalayan shrines of Kedarnath and Badrinath.

The prime minister’s visit to Uttarkahand comes a day after campaigning for the general election came to a close.

The Election Commission (EC) is learnt to have given its nod to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Kedarnath and Badrinath shrines while “reminding” the prime minister’s office (PMO) that the model code of conduct is still in force.

“The visit is official so it can be undertaken. But the office of the PM has been reminded that the poll code is still in force,” a source told India Today.

Stringent security arrangements have been made for the prime minister’s visit, an official said.

While Modi visited Kedarnath on Saturday, he will offer prayers at Badrinath on Sunday.

The portals of both the shrines were reopened for devotees after winter break early this month.

Prime Minister Modi had previously spoken about visiting the temple for blessings.

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