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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.

Varanasi Lok Sabha Constituency of Uttar Pradesh: Full list of candidates, polling dates
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Varanasi Lok Sabha Constituency is one of the 80 parliamentary constituencies of the state of Uttar Pradesh. 

In UP, 56.84 per cent voting was recorded. The turnout in Varanasi was 58.05 per cent, while Gorakhpur recorded 57.38 per cent voting.

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. 

Other prominent names are Ajay Rai of Indian National and Shalini Yadav of Samajwadi Party that are candidates contesting the general elections 2019 from Varanasi Lok Sabha Constituency of Uttar Pradesh.

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

Uttar Pradesh Lok Sabha constituencies: All you need to know

Serial No. Name Of Candidate Party Affiliation
1 AJAY RAI Indian National Congress
2 NARENDRA MODI Bharatiya Janata Party
3 SHALINI YADAV Samajwadi Party
4 ANIL KUMAR CHAURASIYA Janhit Kisan Party
5 AMRESH MISHRA Bharat Prabhat Party
6 AASHIN U. S. Indian Gandhiyan Party
7 ASHUTOSH KUMAR PANDEY Mera Adhikaar Rashtriya Dal
8 UMESH CHANDRA KATIYAR Al-Hind Party
9 TIRBHUWAN SHARMA Bharatiya Rashtravadi Samanta Party
10 ADVOCATE PREM NATH SHARMA Moulik Adhikar Party
11 BRAJENDRA DUTT TRIPATHI Adarshwaadi Congress Party
12 Dr. RAKESH PRATAP Bharatiya Jan Kranti Dal (Democratic)
13 RAJESH BHARTI SURYA Rashtriya Ambedkar Dal
14 RAMSHARAN Vikas Insaf Party
15 Dr. SHEKH SIRAJ BABA Rashtriya Matadata Party
16 SURENDRA RAJBHAR Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party
17 HARI BHAI PATEL Aam Janta Party (India)
18 HEENA SHAHID Janhit Bharat Party
19 ATEEK AHMAD Independent
20 ISHWAR DAYAL SINGH SETH Independent
21 CHANDRIKA PRASAD Independent
22 MANISH SHRIVASTAVA Independent
23 MANOHAR ANANDRAO PATIL Independent
24 MAANAV Independent
25 SUNNAM ISTARI Independent
26 SUNIL KUMAR Independent

Also read: Varanasi Lok Sabha Constituency

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

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, came third after the counting of votes. 

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