Cong releases its fourth list of candidates for the Lok Sabha election: Varanasi native Ajay Rai is opposed to PM Modi.

Cong’s fourth-listed LS contender, Varanasi native Ajay Rai, is running against PM Modi.

For the impending Lok Sabha elections, the Congress unveiled its fourth list of 46 candidates on Saturday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will face off against Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Ajay Rai in Varanasi. This is his third attempt to win the Lok Sabha seat against the BJP mainstay. On March 2, the BJP revealed PM Modi’s inclusion in its initial roster of 194 contenders.
By a margin of 4.80 lakh votes, PM Modi defeated Samajwadi Party candidate Shalini Yadav in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. With 1,52,548 votes, Rai had taken third place.
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Rai also took third place in the 2014 elections when PM Modi defeated holy city Arvind Kejriwal, the convenor of the Aam Aadmi Party.

Akhilesh Pratap Singh (Deoria), Danish Ali (Amroha), Tanuj Punia (Barabanki), and Imran Masood (Saharanpur) were the other candidates from Uttar Pradesh that the Congress has announced. The venerable party had only one seat in the 2019 Lok Sabha election, that of Raebareli’s Sonia Gandhi.

The Madhya Pradesh candidates were also declared by the Congress. Digvijaya Singh, a former chief minister of Rajgarh, has been nominated. Singh ran for office in Bhopal in the 2019 elections, however he was defeated by Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Pragya Thakur. In addition to Singh, the party nominated Kantilal Bhuria, a former Union minister, from the Ratlam constituency.

M Modi’s astounding 63.62 percent vote share, he received 14.38% of the vote.

The Congress has once again fielded Karti Chidambaram of Sivaganga in Tamil Nadu. His father, P Chidambaram, was formerly the representative for the constituency. In addition, Manickam Tagore of Virudhnagar was fielded by the party. On April 19, Tamil Nadu, which has 39 Lok Sabha seats, will cast its first round of votes.

On April 19, the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections will start. The dates of the remaining phases are May 7, May 13, May 20, May 25, and June 1. June 4 is when the votes will be tallied.


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