Latur, Maharashtra, Apr 27 : Ex-Militaryman Manohar Patil has filed his nomination paper as an Independent candidate against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency.
Hailing from Mangrul village in Ausa taluka of the district, Mr Patil has completed his 53 kilometer-long padyatra for awareness campaign and highlighting issues like farmers' suicides and unemployment etc.
He has organised several agitations for the development of villages besides contesting Grampanchayat and Panchayat Samiti elections. Underlining that farmers' suicide was a major concern in the state, Mr Patil alleged that the Prime Minister has done nothing except making false promises.
Clad in a 'pancha' , carrying a picture of Gandhiji in his hand, he reached Varanasi barefoot and filed his nomination paper, he said. UNI