Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Mar. 4 (ANI): Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday held a road show in Varanasi on the sidelines of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit.
Political heat picked up in Varanasi as Akhilesh's wife Dimple Yadav joined in the medga road show, which witnessed a huge crowd cheering for both the leaders.
The Samajwadi Party-Congress road show began from 'Kachehri chauraha' area and will culminate at the 'Girjaghar chauraha'.
Meanwhile, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati also held a rally at Jaunpur where Prime Minister Modi also addressed a rally.
Prime Minister Modi arrived in Varanasi this morning and offered prayers at Kashi Vishwanath temple after a massive road show.
He also visited the Kaal Bhairav temple before leaving for Jaunpur where he held an election rally.
"Uttar Pradesh's voters have already given majority to BJP. We will form government in Uttar Pradesh, will waive loans of small farmers," he said.
Mayawati, while holding a rally on the outskirts around Rohaniya said, "BJP and Samajwadi-Congress are competing for second and third places in Uttar Pradesh."
Security forces have been deployed in large numbers to stand guard over the high-profile rallies.
The results of the elections, along with those in four other states, will be announced on March 11. (ANI)