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PM Modi to visit Kedarnath on Oct 20, likely to spend Diwali with Army at China border

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The PM is also known to be a devotee of Lord Shiva as he had started and ended many campaigns in Gujarat’s Somnath temple.

For the second time in less than five months, Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be visiting Kedarnath shrine in Uttarakhand on October 20. The PM is also likely to spend his Diwali this year on the China border along with troops of Army and ITBP, but the schedule is yet to be finalised.

“The Prime Minister is scheduled to visit the shrine a day after Diwali and will inaugurate a number of projects including the temple protection wall which will block 2013-like floods from hitting the shrine,” sources said here. The PM had also visited when the temple opened after the winter break and is going there again on it’s closure for the season.

As Mail Today had reported first, Modi is likely to blow his 2019 poll conch from here in end of 2018 when all projects, including the beautification of the complex, is completed by the authorities. The PM is also known to be a devotee of Lord Shiva as he had started and ended many campaigns in Gujarat’s Somnath temple.

BJP chief Amit Shah had recently held a meeting with all stakeholders, including chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat and Nehru Institute of Mountaineering chief Colonel Ajay Kothiyal giving them deadline of October 2018 to finish off the projects related to the shrine devastated by the 2013 floods.

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