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Varanasi Lok Sabha Elections

Varanasi Lok Sabha Constituency is one of the 80 parliamentary constituencies of the state of Uttar Pradesh. Among all the constituencies in the state, Varanasi is going to be the most watched-out constituency in the 2019 Lok Sabha election.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP's main face for 2019 polls, has filed his nomination papers to contest the general election from Varanasi again.

The PM was accompanied by BJP chief Amit Shah, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and a galaxy of NDA leaders including Nitish Kumar, Ram Vilas Paswan, Parkash Singh Badal and Uddhav Thackeray.

PM Modi had won the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat by defeating AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal by a massive margin of 3.37 lakh votes.

Congress candidate Ajay Rai, who came third after the counting of votes, is contesting the 2019 polls against PM Modi this time too.

The constituency will vote in the seventh phase of the seven-phase 2019 Lok Sabha election.

Formed in prior to the 1952 constituency elections, the Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency comprises of five Vidhan Sabha segments.

The Assembly Constituencies that fall in Varanasi parliamentary constituency are Rohaniya, Varanasi North, Varanasi South, Varanasi Cantt and Sevapuri.

In total, the polling will be held in 51 Lok Sabha constituencies spread across seven states and one Union Territory (Chandigarh) on May 19.

In Uttar Pradesh, the polling will be held in Maharajganj, Gorakhpur, Kushi Nagar, Deoria, Bansgaon, Ghosi, Salempur, Ballia, Ghazipur, Chandauli, Varanasi, Mirzapur, Robertsganj Lok Sabha constituencies on May 19.

The stakes are high for the BJP, which is in power at the Centre and in the state, as the party had won 72 out of the total 80 seats here. In view of the newly formed SP-BSP alliance, BJP-led NDA faces a tough challenge in retaining all those seats it won in the 2014 polls.

The Election Commission had on March 10 announced the dates for the 2019 Lok Sabha election. The general elections will take place in seven phases between April 11 and May 19, and the results will be declared on May 23.

Along with Lok Sabha Elections, voting will also take place in this phase for Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Odisha Assembly Elections 2019.

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Candidates Party Status Votes
Narendra Modi BJP

Won

674664
Shalini Yadav SP

Lost

195159
Ajay INC

Lost

152548
Surendra SBSP

Lost

8892
Nota NOTA

Lost

4037
Anil Kumar Chaurasiya JKP

Lost

2758
Manohar Anandrao Patil IND

Lost

2134
Heena Shahid JHBP

Lost

1914
Dr. Shekh Siraj Baba RMDP

Lost

1771
Tribhuwan Sharma BRS

Lost

1695
Premnath MAP

Lost

1606
Manav IND

Lost

1435
Hari Bhai Patel AJP(I)

Lost

1340
Rajesh Bharati Surya RAD

Lost

1258
Ramsharan VISP

Lost

1237
Sunil Kumar IND

Lost

1097
Dr. Rakesh Pratap BJKD

Lost

907
Ateek Ahmad IND

Lost

855
Brijendra Dutt Tripathi ASCP

Lost

838
Sunnam Istari IND

Lost

798
Ishwar Dayal IND

Lost

657
Umesh Chandra Katiyar ALHP

Lost

637
Amresh Mishra BPHP

Lost

555
Aashin U.S. IGP

Lost

504
Ashutosh Kumar Pandey MARD

Lost

499
Manish Shrivastava IND

Lost

350
Chandrika Prasad IND

Lost

331
Raj Kumar Soni IND

Lost

-
Arjun Ramshankar Mishra JSVP

Lost

-
Shyam Nandan Prasad JNP

Lost

-
Sanjay Vishwakarma KSBD

Lost

-

Varanasi News

How Varanasi plans to welcome a victorious PM Narendra Modi

How Varanasi plans to welcome a victorious PM Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi once again registered a dominant performance from Varanasi Lok Sabha seat in Lok Sabha election 2019.

May 27, 2019, 08:37 AM IST
PM Modi's last campaign pitch to Varanasi voters ahead of final round of Lok Sabha Election 2019

PM Modi's last campaign pitch to Varanasi voters ahead of final round of Lok Sabha Election 2019

In 2014, Modi had swept the poll in this Uttar Pradesh seat with a massive margin of 3.37 lakh votes against his nearest rival, Aam Aadmi Party's Arvind Kejriwal.

May 16, 2019, 06:43 AM IST
SC rejects Tej Bahadur's plea to contest from Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency

SC rejects Tej Bahadur's plea to contest from Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency

The SP-BSP-RLD combine had named Yadav as their alliance candidate from Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency.   

May 09, 2019, 12:28 PM IST
Varanasi Lok Sabha Constituency of Uttar Pradesh: Full list of candidates, polling dates

Varanasi Lok Sabha Constituency of Uttar Pradesh: Full list of candidates, polling dates

Here is the full list of candidates contesting the Lok Sabha election in 2019 from Varanasi Lok Sabha Constituency of Uttar Pradesh.

May 03, 2019, 18:36 PM IST
Akhilesh Yadav targets BJP over Tej Bahadur's rejected nomination

Akhilesh Yadav targets BJP over Tej Bahadur's rejected nomination

Tej Bahadur Yadav was to contest on an SP ticket against PM Narendra Modi in Varanasi. Now, he has plans of approaching SC after his nomination was rejected.

May 02, 2019, 10:43 AM IST
SP candidate Tej Bahadur Yadav's nomination for Varanasi Lok Sabha seat cancelled

SP candidate Tej Bahadur Yadav's nomination for Varanasi Lok Sabha seat cancelled

Varanasi returning officer will be addressing the media at 5:30 pm on sacked BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav's nomination. 

May 01, 2019, 16:19 PM IST
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra reveals why she did not contest from Varanasi Lok Sabha seat against Narendra Modi

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra reveals why she did not contest from Varanasi Lok Sabha seat against Narendra Modi

There were speculations that she may contest make her electoral debut against Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency.

Apr 30, 2019, 16:33 PM IST
Varanasi Lok Sabha Constituency

Varanasi Lok Sabha Constituency

PM Modi is seeking a re-election from Varanasi in 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

Apr 28, 2019, 23:12 PM IST
PM Narendra Modi has bank balance of Rs 4,142, one property, no cars

PM Narendra Modi has bank balance of Rs 4,142, one property, no cars

PM Narendra Modi does not own any commercial property, agricultural or non-agricultural land and has no dues to any government department.

Apr 26, 2019, 19:00 PM IST

Lok Sabha election: PM Narendra Modi files nomination from Varanasi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to once again dominate the election from Varanasi parliamentary constituency.

Apr 26, 2019, 12:07 PM IST
Varanasi, Narendra Modi's Lok Sabha seat set for big fight; how the 2014 election unfolded

Varanasi, Narendra Modi's Lok Sabha seat set for big fight; how the 2014 election unfolded

While the Bharatiya Janata Party had announced Modi's candidature in its first list, there was a lot of suspense on the Congress candidate.

Apr 25, 2019, 17:50 PM IST
Lok Sabha election: PM Narendra Modi to hold mega roadshow in Varanasi before filing nomination

Lok Sabha election: PM Narendra Modi to hold mega roadshow in Varanasi before filing nomination

The roadshow, scheduled for Thursday (April 25), will have several BJP leaders joining Prime Minister Narendra Modi in reaching out to voters in the Varanasi parliamentary constituency.

Apr 22, 2019, 06:55 AM IST