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Rajnath visits Lucknow temple ahead of filing nomination

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Ahead of filing nomination for the elections, offered prayers at the city's revered

Singh was accompanied by party's spokesperson and UP

After praying at the temple, Singh will be heading to BJP state headquarters situated at Hazratganj Chauraha where he is likely to address party workers before holding a road show to the collector's office for filing nomination.

Key leaders of state BJP and government are expected to be present during the road show.

Singh had contested from parliamentary constituency for the first time in 2014 and registered an easy victory over the candidate. Singh's nearest rival then was who is now in BJP and a in UP government.

remains a prestigious constituency for BJP as it was once held by party patriarch and former late Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Elections in will be held in the fifth phase on May 6. The results will be announced on May 23.

Earlier in the day, also visited the and offered prayers. His visit came after a day after the (EC) imposed a ban him from campaigning for 72 hours, starting today morning.

Adityanath offered prayers and spent some time in the temple, but refrained from speaking to media present at the venue.

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First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 10:36 IST