Rajnath Singh files nomination papers for Lucknow seat

Union Home minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday filed his nomination papers for the Lucknow Lok Sabha seat after holding a roadshow in the Uttar Pradesh capital, where BJP supporters turned up in large numbers and showered flower petals on him.

Earlier in the day, Rajnath took out a roadshow which passed through Hazratganj, one of the arterial roads in the capital city, where BJP workers turned up to show their support to the leader.

Hazratganj sported a floral look as BJP supporters showered flower petals on Rajnath as he led the roadshow on his way to file nomination papers.

Seeking a second term in the Lok Sabha from Lucknow, Rajnath, who was accompanied by senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in a special vehicle, stopped to offer prayers at the Dakshinmukhi Hanuman temple in Hazratganj, before the procession moved on.

The home minister also offered prayers at the famous Hanuman Setu temple here before embarking on the roadshow.