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Varanasi (Lok Sabha constituency)

Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency (Hindi: वाराणसी लोक सभा निर्वाचन क्षेत्र) is one of the 80 Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies in Uttar Pradesh state in northern India.

Its present MP, since 2014, is the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.

Assembly segments

In 2014, Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency comprises five Vidhan Sabha (legislative assembly) segments. These are:[1]
Constituency number Name Reserved for (SC/ST/None) District Number of electorates (2014)[2]
387 Rohaniya None Varanasi 365,519
388 Varanasi North None Varanasi 387,164
389 Varanasi South None Varanasi 290,968
390 Varanasi Cant. None Varanasi 410,266
391 Sevapuri None Varanasi 313,043
Total: 1,766,960

Members of Parliament

Election Member Party
1952 Raghunath Singh Indian National Congress
1957 Raghunath Singh Indian National Congress
1962 Raghunath Singh Indian National Congress
1967 Satya Narain Singh Communist Party of India (Marxist)
1971 Rajaram Shastri Indian National Congress
1977 Chandra Shekhar Bharatiya Lok Dal
1980 Kamalapati Tripathi Indian National Congress (Indira)
1984 Shyamlal Yadav Indian National Congress
1989 Anil Shastri Janata Dal
1991 Shrish Chandra Dikshit Bharatiya Janata Party
1996 Shankar Prasad Jaiswal Bharatiya Janata Party
1998 Shankar Prasad Jaiswal Bharatiya Janata Party
1999 Shankar Prasad Jaiswal Bharatiya Janata Party
2004 Dr. Rajesh Kumar Mishra Indian National Congress
2009 Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi Bharatiya Janata Party
2014 Narendra Modi Bharatiya Janata Party

Election results

General election 1999

Indian general election, 1999: Varanasi[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BJP Shankar Prasad Jaiswal 211,955 33.95
INC Dr. Rajesh Kumar Mishra 159,096 25.48
AD Niranjan Rajbhar 83,282 13.34
SP Salman Bashar 78,442 12.56
BSP Babu Lal Patel 75,059 12.02
Turnout 633,826 45.02
BJP hold Swing

General election 2004

Indian general election, 2004: Varanasi[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
INC Dr. Rajesh Kumar Mishra 206,904 32.68 +7.20
BJP Shankar Prasad Jaiswal 149,468 23.61 -10.34
AD Atahar Jamal Lari 93,228 14.73 +1.39
BSP Amir Chand Patel 59,518 9.40
SP Anjana Prakash 59,104 9.34
Independent Shalendra Kumar alias "Ex DY. S.P" 28,533 4.51
Turnout 633,077
INC gain from BJP Swing

General election 2009

Indian general election, 2009: Varanasi[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BJP Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi 203,122 30.52
BSP Mukhtar Ansari 185,911 27.94
SP Ajai Rai 123,874 18.61
INC Dr. Rajesh Kumar Mishra 66,386 9.98
AD Vijay Prakash Jaiswal 65,912 9.90
Majority 17,211 2.58
Turnout 665,490 42.60
BJP gain from INC Swing

General election 2014

Indian general election, 2014: Varanasi[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BJP Narendra Modi 5,81,022 56.37 +25.85
AAP Arvind Kejriwal 2,09,238 20.30 N/A
INC Ajay Rai 75,614 7.34 -2.64
BSP Vijay Prakash Jaiswal 60,579 5.88 -22.06
SP Kailash Chaurasia 45,291 4.39 -14.22
Majority 3,71,784 36.07 +33.49
Turnout 10,30,685 58.31 +15.71
BJP hold Swing +25.85

See also


  1. ^ "Information and Statistics-Parliamentary Constituencies-43-Varanasi". Chief Electoral Officer, Uttar Pradesh website. 
  2. ^ Parliamentary & Assembly Constituency-Wise Report of Electors in the Final Roll-2014
  3. ^ "Statistical Report on General Elections, 1999 to the Thirteenth Lok Sabha". Election Commission of India. p. 246. Retrieved 30 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Statistical Report on General Elections, 2004 to the Fourteenth Lok Sabha". Election Commission of India. p. 319. Retrieved 30 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "Constituency Wise Detailed Results". Election Commission of India. p. 169. Retrieved 30 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "Constituency-wise results: Varanasi". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2014-05-16. 
  7. ^ "Parliamentary Constituency wise Turnout for General Election - 2014". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 

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