The Election Commission of India announced that the general elections will began on April 11, with the last phase taking place on May 19, the results is slated to be announced on May 23.
Uttar Pradesh has a total of 80 seats and is the state which sends most number of MPs to the Lok Sabha.
Elections in the Varanasi constituency will take place in the last phase of the General Elections 2019 which will take place on May 19.
The elections in the Varanasi constituency will take place along with 12 other constituencies, namely, Maharajganj, Kushinagar, Deoria, Bansgaon, Ghosi, Salempur, Ballia, Ghazipur, Chandauli, Gorakhpur, Mirzapur, Robertsganj.
Varanasi which is the constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has been a BJP stronghold since as early as 1991.
Since then, except 2004 Elections where Congress’ Rajesh Kumar Mishra registered a win, the constituency has been a BJP dominated one for the last three decades. In 2014 General Elections, AAP’ chief Arvind Kejriwal came a distance second scoring 2,09,238 votes to Modi’ 5,81,022.
In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party had sealed a remarkable 71 seats out of 80 with then ruling party in the state Samajwadi Party getting just 5 seats. After the coming together of Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party, a tough contest expected in India’s most populous state.