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Prime Minister Narendra Modi Files Nomination from Varanasi

On May 14, Prime Minister Narendra Modi submitted his nomination papers for the Lok Sabha constituency in Varanasi.

On June 1, general elections will conclude with polling in Varanasi, a seat that Prime Minister Modi has won twice.

Modi is the sitting Member of Parliament (MP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Varanasi. He won the seat in the 2014 and 2019 Lok Sabha Polls. This time he is contesting against Congress party’s Ajai Rai and Bahujan Samajwadi Party’s (BSP) Athar Ali Lari.

Comedian Shyam Rangeela, known for his videos of mimicking Prime Minister Modi, has also said he will contest the Lok Sabha Elections 2024 against the Prime Minister from the Varanasi seat. Rangeela has, however, not filed nomination for the seat yet.

Earlier in the day, en route to filing his papers, PM Modi prayed at the Varanasi’s iconic Dashashwamedh Ghat, on the banks of the Ganges, with Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath present. He also visited visited the Kaal Bhairav Temple.

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