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.
Here is the full list of candidates contesting the Lok Sabha election in 2019 from Varanasi Lok Sabha Constituency of Uttar Pradesh.
|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|
|20||ISHWAR DAYAL SINGH SETH||Independent|
|23||MANOHAR ANANDRAO PATIL||Independent|
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.