Varanasi, May 14: ‘Knock the door is the BJP campaign in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers have been directed to knock on every door and seek votes for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and urge people to cast their votes on the polling day.
This campaign has been initiated to ensure a high percentage of polling in the Prime Minister’s constituency on May 19.
“Our workers will visit every home in Varanasi with voters’ slip and convince people to cast their votes. People usually become complacent when they know that their candidate – Prime Minister Narendra Modi in this case – is winning but we are working for a much bigger margin of victory for the Prime Minister,” said a local BJP leader.
The campaign has been started at the behest of BJP President Amit Shah who will be monitoring its progress every day till the campaign ends.
According to sources, every party worker has been entrusted the responsibility of visiting ten homes. The workers will be required to furnish details of the homes they visit at the party office.
The campaign has been launched even as Congress leaders are making hectic preparations for the scheduled roadshow of Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on May 15.
The BJP workers will follow a similar campaign in the neighbouring Chandauli constituency where state BJP President Mahendra Nath Pandey is contesting. He is facing a tough challenge from the SP-BSP alliance candidate Sanjay Chauhan.
In Varanasi Lok Sabha Seat, PM Narendra Modi is seeking his second term. He is up against Ajay Rai of Indian National Congress. While Shalini Yadav has been named by BSP–SP after the nomination of the Former BSF Jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav got rejected by the Poll Official citing incomplete information.
Modi had in 2014 General elections defeated AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal with over 3.80 Lakh votes. Prior to Narendra Modi, BJP Senior Leader Murli Manohar Joshi represented the Varanasi Seat since 2009-2014.
Varanasi Lok Sabha Seat will go to polls on May 19, four days before counting.
13 Lok Sabha seats of UP including Maharajganj, Gorakhpur, Kushi Nagar, Deoria, Bansgaon, Ghosi, Salempur, Ballia, Ghazipur, Chandauli, Varanasi, Mirzapur, Robertsganj will go to polls on May 19 along with Varanasi.
General Elections 2019 is being held across seven phases starting April 11 to May 19. Counting of the votes will be held on May 23. Voting of the remaining 59 constituencies will be held in last and seventh phase slated for May 19.