UP Polls: Rahul, Akhilesh offer prayers at Kashi Vishwanath temple

Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Mar. 4 (ANI): Hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered prayers at Varanasi's famous Kashi Vishwanath temple, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and his wife Dimple Yadav offered their prayers at the temple. Congress leader Raj Babbar was also present there.

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Modi offered his prayers at Kashi Vishwanath temple and headed to Kaal Bhairav.

Rahul Akhilesh Yadav earlier in the day held a road show in Varanasi on the sidelines of Prime Minister Modi's visit. The Samajwadi Party-Congress road show began from 'Kachehri chauraha' area and culminated at the 'Girjaghar chauraha'. Meanwhile, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati also held a rally at Jaunpur.

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)