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PM Modi, CM Kejriwal to visit Ravidas temple in Varanasi today

Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi late on Sunday, will pay a visit to the Ravidas temple in the wee hours today.

Taking to Twitter, PM Modi this morning also paid his respect to the great saint and social reformer.  

As per the revised protocol, the Prime Minister will reach Varanasi airport from Kolkata.

On the occasion of the 15th century Dalit poet Shri Ravidas Jayanti today, the PM will spend some time at the temple and then proceed to attend the Banaras Hindu University's (BHU) centennial year convocation function.

After delivering the convocation address as the chief guest, the PM Modi will fly back to the national capital the same day in the afternoon.

According to the BHU Vice Chancellor Girish Chandra Tripthi, "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."

Interestingly, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will also visit the Ravidas temple later today.

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 Delhi.

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

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