After several speculations that Prime minister Narendra Modi might consider contesting from the constituency of Puri, Odisha, finally top party sources revealed that Narendra Modi is likely to stick to Varanasi.
Previously, in 2014 elections, PM Narendra Modi contested from Varanasi and Vadodara and won both the seats.
Now, PM Modi is likely to contest from Varanasi and not Puri, as speculated.
Previously, in an interview with ANI, Prime Minister Narendra Modi neither denied nor confirmed the fact that he would contest from Odisha constituency.
He added, “Media persons also should get some work”.
The BJP Parliamentary Board has a strong opinion of PM Modi contesting from Varanasi. However, it is not yet ascertained that whether Modi is going to contest for a second seat too, as he did previously.
Previously, in 2014 elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi retained the holy constituency of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, after winning both the seats of Vadodara and Varanasi.
Varanasi will vote on 19th May .i.e. in the last round of seven-phase polls to be commenced on 11th April.
In Varanasi, Narendra Modi managed to secure the win with a huge margin over his rivals AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal and Congress’s Ajay Rai.
The Bharatiya Janata Party’s Central Committee meeting , considered to take place this week may finalise the candidates and seats.
Also, BJP’s controversial spokesperson, Sambit Patra is considered to set his sights on Puri, Odisha.
Sources, revealed that Sambit Patra along with many other spokesperson of BJP are interested in contesting from the Odisha seat, Puri, as an opportunity to promote themselves from TV studios to Parliament