India election 2019: PM Narendra Modi takes religious break

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Mr Modi meditated at a holy cave within the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a religious break on the eve of the ultimate day of voting within the nation’s common election.

In a sequence of tweeted photographs, Mr Modi, 68, is seen meditating whereas wrapped in an orange gown at a holy cave positioned at a well-known Himalayan pilgrimage web site.

He visited the revered Kedarnath shrine devoted to Hindu deity Lord Shiva.

Some 900 million individuals had been eligible to participate within the marathon poll, with outcomes due on 23 Might.

The picture alternative, taken within the northern state of Uttarakhand, was seemingly an effort to attraction to the Hindu majority as voting attracts to an in depth.

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Mr Modi needed to request particular permission from the nationwide ballot watchdog for the journey as election guidelines prohibit any campaigning 48 hours earlier than voting, the Press Belief of India (PTI) information company stated.

The prime minister’s hectic marketing campaign, which began in March, has seen him tackle three rallies a day on common.

“PM Modi addressed 142 public rallies, held 4 roadshows and in accordance with conservative estimates he straight addressed about 15 million individuals at these rallies,” president of the Bharatiya Janata Get together (BJP), Amit Shah, stated on Friday.

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Mr Modi’s important rival is Rahul Gandhi, 48, of the Congress get together, the scion of India’s Nehru-Gandhi dynasty.

The 2 events have thrown nearly each day jibes at one another, accusing each other of corruption, nepotism and faux nationalism.

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