Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a six-kilometre-long roadshow in Varanasi on Monday evening, a day before he files his nomination from the Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh.

Before he files his nomination on Tuesday, Modi will also take a dip in the Ganga, sources in the BJP said.

Modi is seeking a third consecutive term from the seat that will go to polls on June 1 in the seventh and last phase of the general elections.

More than 5,000 women will walk in the roadshow, the sources said, adding that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, ministers and legislators will also participate in the event.

The roadshow will be held from Malviya Chauraha in Lanka to Shri Kashi Vishwanath Dham, they added . It will pass through Sant Ravidas Gate, Assi, Shivala, Sonarpura, Jangambadi, and Godaulia.

The sources said that Modi will be staying the night at the BLW guesthouse.

He will reach the guesthouse from Vishwanath Dham and his convoy is expected to pass through Maidagin Chauraha, Kabirchaura, Lahurabir, Teliabagh Tiraha, Chowkaghat Chauraha, Lakdi Mandi, Cantt Overbridge, Lahartara Chauraha, Manduwadih Chauraha and Kakarmatta Overbridge areas.

BJP office bearers also said people from different communities, including Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Maheshwari, Marwari, Tamil and Punjabi, will welcome Modi at 100 points in 11 zones during the roadshow.

He will be welcomed with the blowing of conches and beats of 'dhols' and 'damrus'.

Modi will also go to seek the blessings from Baba Vishwanath, they said. Cutouts of famous people of Kashi will also be installed along the route of the roadshow.

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