New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to visit Kedarnath in Uttarakhand before October 10, sources confirmed on Friday.
Sharing details before media, a source privy to the development said "PM Modi will visit Kedarnath before October 10. He will also meet state leaders there,". The tentative date of the prime minister's visit is believed to be October 6. This will be PM Modi's second visit to the temple during his term; the last time he visited the Kedarnath temple in 2019. As per available information, Kedarnath will close for devotees after Diwali for the next six months. Meanwhile, Uttarakhand is all set for Assembly elections in February 2022, along with four more states.
It is pertinent to note that, in a massive exercise to reach out to families whose members have served or are serving in defence forces, the Bharatiya Janata party government in Uttarakhand will organise 'Shaheed Samman Yatra' in October. The yatra will be held months prior to the assembly polls in the state and is expected to strengthen the ruling party's prospects. The party is expecting to reach out to voters in every village of the state through the yatra.