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    Amit Shah, Yogi Adityanath attend 'Ganga Aarti' at Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi

    The Hawk
    May11/ 2024
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    Union Home Minister Amit Shah, along with UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, attends the spiritual Ganga Aarti at Varanasi's Dashashwamedh Ghat.

    Amit Shah Yogi Adityanath Ganga Aarti

    Varanasi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah attended the Ganga Aarti at Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi on Saturday evening.

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and state BJP president Bhupendra Singh Chaudhary were also present.

    "Aarti of Maa Ganga at Dashashwamedh Ghat of Kashi, the city of Baba Vishwanath, the center of spirituality and faith," Shah posted on X with the video of him and UP CM Yogi attending the aarti in Varanasi.

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