Varanasi: Know Narendra Modi’s parliamentary constituency for Lok Sabha elections 2014

Varanasi

The oldest living city in India and one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world will be the focus of world media during the Lok Sabha elections 2014. Ending all the speculations, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to field its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi from this holy city in Uttar Pradesh.

One of the oldest centres of learning and knowledge known to man, Varanasi, also called Banaras and Kashi, is often referred as “the city of learning”, “the holy city of India”, “the city of lights”, “the religious capital of India” and “the city of temples”. The city will be in the limelight as other parties announce their candidates for the prestigious seat.

Varanasi is considered holy by Hindus, Buddhists and Jains. According to Hindu mythology, the city was founded by Lord Shiva. Hindus also believe that the city stands on Lord Shiva’s weapon, the Trishool or the trident. Varanasi is also considered holy by Jains as it was the birthplace of seventh Jain Tirthankar Suparshv Nath Ji and 23rd Tirthankar Parshva Nath Ji. Varanasi is one of the seven sacred cities of Hindus.

Known to have been in existence for over 3000-years, Varanasi is believed to be the oldest city in the world. Varanasi is known for its ghats and the ancient town has nearly 100 of them. The city is also noted for its culture, arts and literature. Great writers like Kabir, Ravidas, Tulsidas were residents or lived a better part of their lives in Varanasi. Tulsidas is believed to have written Ram Charit Manas in the city.

Varanasi goes to poll in the last and final leg of the nine-phase Lok Sabha elections 2014 on May 12. The counting of votes will take place on May 16 and the results will be out the same day.

  • Achu

    All the best Modiji…

  • CM

    forget all, VOTE FOR CULTURE.. VOTE FOR SANSKRITI.. VOTE FOR MODI….

    • indrani dutt

      Really ??

      • CM

        yes ………

  • Tejas

    AK, you’ve failed to deliver your promise in Delhi. Shila Dixit is now Governor of Kerala. You’ve promised to put her behind the bar just to get vote of Delhi people. You’re man of nothing. All you can do is big drama.

    In Last 10 years, Gujarat has come out from earthquake, riots and flood. Thanks to great leadership of Modi.

    Beta Kejriwal, first prove your ability by doing hard work and deliver promises, media publicity will not help in long run.
    In Delhi – you’ve make people fool by giving false promises.

  • Tejas

    I don’t understand why Kejriwal is so hurry to get into power, when he knew he was failed to handle Delhi.

    First, AK said he want to change system and will never join politics. (Sounds good)

    Now, he said people of India (aam admi) have encouraged him to enter into politics so he joined politics (Sounds so good).

    Please leave politics forever if you lose the election, because that means majority of
    people really not want you to see in politics.

  • Tejas

    I think AAP is secretly working for Madam Sonia.

    Congress+AAP= Arvind Kejriwal

  • mantukar

    Kejriwal Fact: He got IIT to become a popular engineer to loot country.
    -Then he flew away, then He tried for IAS/IPS , But he didn’t succeed, Atleast he got IRS,
    Then he again flew away. Then He wanted to become CM> Then He became CM by hook and cook, He flew way again. Now He is trying to become PM. who will know when he will flew away for UN president..

  • beena123

    then vote for kejrival