Varanasi: Narendra Modi will today submit his application to fight the 2019 Lok Sabha election from the Varanasi parliamentary seat, the constituency he won in the 2014 general election. PM Modi will file his nomination papers from Varanasi, earlier known as Banaras, which will vote in the seventh phase of the seven-phase 2019 Lok Sabha election.
Yesterday, PM Narendra Modi took part in a grand roadshow in Varanasi that saw the holy city turn into a sea of saffron. Frenzied crowds cheered the prime minister on as he made his way from the statue of Banaras Hindu University founder Madan Mohan Malaviya to the Dashashwamedh Ghat, where PM Modi took part in the daily aarti.
PM Modi is seeking a second term in office from Varanasi, a parliamentary seat he handsomely won in 2014, defeating Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal by nearly 40 lakh votes.
Narendra Modi stormed to power in 2014 with his Bharatiya Janata Party winning 282 of the Lok Sabha’s 543 constituencies. The BJP won an absolute majority in 2014, reducing the then-ruling Congress to a miserly 44 seats.