PM Modi offers prayers at Kedarnath shrine, plans to visit Badrinath next


Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at Kedarnath shrine in Uttarakhan on Saturday and offered prayers. His visit to Kedarnath comes just after the last phase of poll campaigning for general elections ended. However according to media reports he will also go to the Badrinath shrine on Sunday during his two-day visit of the state. In Badrinath, he is scheduled to review a beautification project for the shrine area.

“However, it will be his first visit to Badrinath since he became the prime minister five years ago”, said Badrinath Kedarnath Temple Committee (BKTC) chairman Mohan Prasad Thapaliyal to Hindustan Times.

“A fund of Rs 75 crore has been released for the beautification project, for which the work began only recently”, Thapaliyal said adding during his visit, he would also share with officials his vision for the beautification project.

PM has visited Kedarnath shrine multiple times in his five years tenure, similarly, in 2017, he visited the temple twice, once in May after its gate had opened following a six-month winter break and again in October, before the temple again closed for winters, ANI reported.