Varanasi: A staunch supporter of Narendra Modi has offered a gold crown weighing 1.25 kg to the Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple here to mark the Prime Minister’s 69th birthday.
Arvind Singh made the offering on Monday night on the eve of Modi’s birthday.
Singh told reporters that he had pledged to make the offering if Modi was reelected from his Varanasi parliamentary constituency for a second consecutive term.
“Modi is the one who is building the nation in a manner that was not done previously. I, therefore, decided to offer the gold crown to Lord Hanuman so that Modi’s and the nation’s future can also shine like gold. It is a gift to the Lord form the people of Varanasi.”
Varanasi is celebrating the Prime Minister’s birthday by lighting lamps and distributing sweets and fruits to the poor.
Modi is celebrating the day in Ahmadabad. The BJP has marked the occasion by observing a ‘Seva Saptah’ (week of service) during which various social initiatives will be launched.