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PM Modi Filed Nomination From Varanasi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today has filed his nomination from Varanasi in the presence of NDA allies in a major show of strength. Modi, who addressed BJP workers ahead of the nomination, said the country was witnessing a pro-incumbency wave for the first time as he expressed confidence that the saffron party was set to return to power. The prime minister said he had worked honestly for good governance and people have made up their minds that they want ‘Modi sarkar’ again. He added that yesterday’s mega roadshow was a sign that the BJP had won Varanasi. Modi will once again fight Ajay Rai of the Congress after the grand old party put to rest speculations of its eastern UP in charge Priyanka Gandhi Vadra locking horns with the Prime Minister from the seat. The Samajwadi Party and Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party have fielded Shalini Yadav, the daughter-in-law of a former Congress lawmaker. Modi had won from Varanasi by a huge margin, winning 5.8 lakh votes. The Aam Aadmi Party’s Arvind Kejriwal came second with around two lakh votes. Ajay Rai was left with a mere 75,000 votes. Varanasi will vote on May 19 in the last round of the seven-phased poll. The counting of votes will take place on May 23.

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