Prime Minister Modi won from Varanasi constituency in Uttar Pradesh in the 2014 general election, defeating Ajay Rai from Congress.
Seeking for a second term in office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi filed his nomination from Varanasi seat on Friday. Several leaders from BJP, NDA, and North-East Democratic Alliance accompanied him to the District Collectorate (DC) office.
The prime minster addressed a gathering of BJP workers ahead of nomination. Modi also visited Kal Bhairav temple in the city and offered prayers. Leaders like Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and Shiv Sena party chief Uddhav Thackrey greeted him at the DC office. Besides, AIADMK’s O Panneerselvam, Lok Janshakti Party president Ram Vilas Pawan, and Shiromani Akali Dal’s Parkash Singh attended Modi.
“I am thankful for the love I have got. They have been blessing me since yesterday just the way they did 5 years ago,” said the prime minister after filing nomination papers. “People are saying that Modi has already won, so there is no need to vote. I urge all the people not to believe them and to come out and vote,” he said.
PM Modi held a mega road show in Varanasi on Thursday (April 25). “I have been a grassroot worker too. I have also stuck posters on the wall,” said Modi while addressing to the crowd here. He expressed his gratitude towards the BJP workers and called them the “real candidates of democracy”. “More than my win, I am concerned about them,” Modi added.
Modi won from Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency in Uttar Pradesh in the 2014 general election. Congress party had fielded Ajay Rai then, who had unsuccessfully contested against the PM.
This year’s polls will be concluded at the end of the 7th phase on May 19. Results are scheduled to be announced on May 23, 2019.