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PM Modi Offers Prayers At Kedarnath Shrine

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his two-day visit to Uttarakhand today with a visit to Kedarnath shrine. The prime minister is also expected to offer prayers at Badrinath tomorrow before returning to Delhi in the afternoon.
The prime minister’s visit to the holy shrine comes a day before the last phase of the marathon Lok Sabha elections. Fifty nine parliamentary constituencies, including Varanasi, will go to polls in the seventh and final phase of the Lok Sabha elections and the results will be announced four days later, on May 23.

The Election Commission is learnt to have given its permission while "reminding" the prime minister’’s office that the model code of conduct is still in force. "The visit is official so it can be undertaken. But the office of the prime minister has been reminded that the poll code is still in force," news agency PTI quoting an official in the poll body as saying.

Keeping in view of PM Modi’s arrival, security has been tightened near the shrine which is located at 11,755 ft above the sea level.

The Himalayan shrine, dedicated to Shiva, has been visited multiple times by PM Modi during his current term