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Lok Sabha Polls 2019: Former HC Justice CS Karnan to contest against PM Modi in Varanasi

In a move to Challenge Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Varanasi Parliamentary Seat, Retired Judge of Madras and Calcutta High Court CS Karnan has announced to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha Polls from there. The parliamentary seat of Varanasi is currently held by Prime Minister Narendra Modi which he had won in 2014 with over 3.50 Lakh Votes.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a run-up to the national polls 2019 is seeking another term from the same seat.

Speaking to news agency IANS, 63 years old Former HC Judge said ‘I am here in the Varanasi completing the preliminary task to file my nomination’.

Apart from contesting from UP’s Varanasi, he has also filed nomination to be in fray from Chennai Central Seat of Tamil Nadu. Former Justice is has filed his nomination as a candidate Anti-Corruption Dynamic Party (ACDP) formed by him last year.

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It should not be noted that Former Justice was the first sitting judge to be convicted for contempt of court.

He was in prison in June 2017 after his retirement.

Apart from him, Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad has also announced to contest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the mega battle of ballots from Varanasi Lok Sabha Seat.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to file his nomination papers on April 26 from Varanasi Lok Sabha Seat. Unlike 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is contesting the polls from one seat only.

Varanasi will go to polls on May 19 on the last Phase of Voting and four days before the counting of votes.

Apart from BJP, other political parties of the state – Congress and Grand Alliance comprising SP-BSP-RLD has not yet declared its Candidate from the seat.

Prior to Narendra Modi, BJP Senior Leader Murli Manohar Joshi represented the Varanasi Seat since 2009-2014. However, he has was shifted to Kanpur in 2014 after Narendra Modi decided to contest from Varanasi.

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