Agency Kedarnath: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday offered prayers at the Himalayan shrine of Kedarnath, a day after campaigning for the general election came to a close. He reached Jolly Grant airport this morning. Stringent security arrangements have been made for the prime minister’s visit, DGP (Law and Order) Ashok Kumar said. This is Modi’s fourth visit to the temple in the last two years. He will offer prayers at Badrinath on Sunday. The portals of both the shrines were reopened for devotees after winter break early this month. The Election Commission gave its nod to the visit while “reminding” the prime minister’s office that the model code of conduct is still in force. Meanwhile, BJP president Amit Shah on Saturday offered prayers at famous Somnath temple in Gujarat along with his family members.
Shah, who is on Gujarat visit, was accompanied by his wife, a son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter.
They performed rituals at the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, located in Gir-Somnath district.
As part of his Gujarat visit, Shah will spend a day with his family members at their residence in Ahmedabad before returning to Delhi on Sunday, party spokesperson Prashant Vala said.
Shah is also a trustee of the Shree Somnath Trust that manages affairs of the temple.
The visit of Shah, the BJP candidate from Gandhinagar Lok Sabha seat, came on the eve of the conclusion of the seven-phase elections.
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