BJP Workers Celebrate In Varanasi As PM Modi Leads In Vote Count From His SeatUpdated: May 23, 2019 10:34 IST
Celebrations have begun in Uttar Pradesh's high-profile Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi, from where Prime Minister Modi is seeking re-election to the Lower House. PM Modi is leading by over 20,000 votes in Varanasi. Ajay Rai, a five-time Congress lawmaker, was once again the party's pick in Varanasi against PM Modi. In the 2014 election, he polled 75,000 votes, a fraction of PM Modi's 5.8 lakh. Varanasi went to polls on May 19, the last of the seven phases of the Lok Sabha elections, polling for which had started on April 11.