According to Central intelligence agencies reports Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists have been making attempts to establish a base in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi, which is the Lok Sabha constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The reports was aired in a national TV channel. According to the report, the outfit is planning to carry out a major terror attack and is trying to set up a base in Varanasi for the purpose.
Sources have told the news channel that some LeT terrorists have even travelled to Varanasi over the past few months to explore the feasibility of setting up a base in the area for carrying out anti-India activities. In June, intelligence agencies had informed the Union Home Ministry that the LeT was making attempts to set up bases in Faizabad and Gorakhpur areas of Uttar Pradesh.