Congress party’s Ajai Rai and Samajwadi Party’s Shalini Yadav are the candidates PM Modi is contesting against
Day after mega roadshow, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will file nomination from Varanasi for the Lok Sabha Elections today. A veteran BJP leader, doctor, agricultural scientist, a member of the family which perform the last rites at Varanasi’s Manikarnika Ghat will be the proposers for PM Modi’s nomination. In a show of strength, almost all major NDA leaders will be present during the nomination at Kachari. In Lok Sabha Polls 2014, PM Modi had won Varanasi Lok Sabha seat with a huge margin of 3.37 lakh votes.
Congress party’s Ajai Rai and Samajwadi Party’s Shalini Yadav are the candidates PM Modi is contesting against.
“Jagdish Chaudhary will be one of the proposers for PM Modi. His name has been finalised. So far this is confirmed,” Hindustan Times quoted a senior BJP leader as saying. Veteran BJP leader Subhash Gupta had also been chosen as a proposer.
Ramashankar Patel a veteran agricultural scientist, whose work is recognised and awarded by the Central government will also propose for Modi as candidate.
Annapurna Shukla, 81, popularly known as the manasputri of BJP ideologue Pundit Madan Mohan Malviya. Shukla who is a noted academician and an MBBS doctor in Varanasi is also among those who have been chosen for the proposer’s name.
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Top brass of the NDA, including Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal-United (JD-U) president Nitish Kumar, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) founder Prakash Singh Badal and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Ram Vilas Paswan among others will rally behind Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he files his Lok Sabha election nomination from Varanasi today.
On Thursday, PM held a 6-km-long roadshow from Lanka Gate on BHU to Dashashwamedh ghat. Soaring the political temperatures, Modi was joined by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and other senior BJP leaders in the temple town, on a day the Congress ended the speculation over Priyanka Gandhi Vadra contesting the polls against the prime minister by announcing Ajay Rai's candidature from Varanasi.
Modi is seeking another term in the office after an impressive win in 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Modi had contested 2014 Lok Sabha election from Varanasi and Vadodara in Gujarat. He, however, vacated the Vadodara seat as Varanasi was more crucial.