Varanasi (Lok Sabha constituency)

Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency (Hindi: वाराणसी लोकसभा निर्वाचन क्षेत्र) is one of the 80 Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies in Uttar Pradesh, a state in northern India. The city, one of the most ancient and holy places in Hinduism, is also known by the names Banaras and Kashi.

Varanasi
Lok Sabha Constituency
PM Narendra Modi.jpg
Narendra Modi, the present MP of Varanasi
IncumbentNarendra Modi
Parliamentary PartyBharatiya Janata Party
Elected Year2019 Election
Constituency Details
Established1952–present
StateUttar Pradesh
Total Electors1,854,540
Assembly ConstituenciesRohaniya
Varanasi North
Varanasi South
Varanasi Cantt.
Sevapuri

Vidhan Sabha SegmentsEdit

Constituency number Name Reserved for (SC/ST/None) District Number of electorates (2019) Party MLA
387 Rohaniya None Varanasi 3,91,609 Bharatiya Janata Party Surendra Narayan Singh
388 Varanasi North None Varanasi 4,04,345 Bharatiya Janata Party Ravindra Jaiswal
389 Varanasi South None Varanasi 2,96,592 Bharatiya Janata Party Neelkanth Tiwari
390 Varanasi Cantt. None Varanasi 4,32,293 Bharatiya Janata Party Saurabh Srivastava
391 Sevapuri None Varanasi 3,31,952 Apna Dal (Sonelal) Neel Ratan Singh Patel
Total: 18,56,791

Members of Lok SabhaEdit

Election Member Party
1952
(Two-member seat)
Raghunath Singh (Central Banaras District)[1] Indian National Congress
Tribhuvan Narayan Singh (Banaras East) [2]
1957 Raghunath Singh
1962
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
1998
1999
2004 Rajesh Kumar Mishra Indian National Congress
Major boundary changes
2009 Murli Manohar Joshi Bharatiya Janata Party
2014 Narendra Modi
2019

Election ResultsEdit

Vote share of Winning candidates
2019
63.62%
2014
56.37%
2009
30.52%
2004
32.68%
1999
33.95%
1998
42.98%
1996
44.62%
1991
41.10%
1989
62.31%

General election 2019Edit

2019 Indian general elections: Varanasi
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BJP Narendra Modi 6,74,664 63.62 +7.25
SP Shalini Yadav 1,95,159 18.40 -4.53
INC Ajay Rai 1,52,548 14.38 +7.04
NOTA None of the Above 4,037 0.38 +0.18
Majority 4,79,505 45.22 +9.15
Turnout 10,60,829 57.13 -1.22
BJP hold Swing +5.89

General election 2014Edit

2014 Indian general elections: Varanasi
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BJP Narendra Modi 5,81,022 56.37 +25.85
AAP Arvind Kejriwal 2,09,238 20.30 New
INC Ajay Rai 75,614 7.34 -2.64
BSP Vijay Prakash Jaiswal 60,579 5.88 -22.06
SP Kailash Chaurasiya 45,291 4.39 -14.22
NOTA None of the above 2,051 0.20 New
Majority 3,71,784 36.07 +33.49
Turnout 10,30,812 58.35 +15.74
BJP hold Swing +25.85

General election 2009Edit

2009 Indian general elections: Varanasi[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BJP Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi 2,03,122 30.52 +6.91
BSP Mukhtar Ansari 1,85,911 27.94 +18.54
SP Ajay Rai 1,23,874 18.61 +9.27
INC Dr. Rajesh Kumar Mishra 66,386 9.98 -22.70
AD Vijay Prakash Jaiswal 65,912 9.90 -4.83
Majority 17,211 2.58 -6.49
Turnout 6,65,490 42.61 +0.06
BJP gain from INC Swing +6.91

General election 2004Edit

2004 Indian general election: Varanasi[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
INC Dr. Rajesh Kumar Mishra 2,06,904 32.68 +7.20
BJP Shankar Prasad Jaiswal 1,49,468 23.61 -10.34
AD Atahar Jamal Lari 93,228 14.73 +1.39
BSP Amir Chand Patel 59,518 9.40 -2.62
SP Anjana Prakash 59,104 9.34 -3.24
Independent Shailendra Kumar 28,533 4.50 N/A
Majority 57,436 9.07 +0.60
Turnout 6,33,077 42.55 -3.53
INC gain from BJP Swing +8.77

General election 1999Edit

1999 Indian general election: Varanasi[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BJP Shankar Prasad Jaiswal 2,11,955 33.95
INC Rajesh Kumar Mishra 1,59,096 25.48
AD Niranjan Rajbhar 83,282 13.34
SP Salman Bashar 78,442 12.56
BSP Babu Lal Patel 75,059 12.02
Majority 52,859 8.47
Turnout 6,33,826 45.02
BJP hold Swing

General election 1998Edit

1998 Indian general election: Varanasi
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BJP Shankar Prasad Jaiswal 2,77,232 42.98
CPI (M) Deena Nath Singh Yadav 1,25,286 19.42
BSP Dr. Awdhesh Singh 1,01,024 15.66
AD Rajdev Patel 65,529 10.16
INC Dr. Ratnakar Pandey 64,154 9.95
Majority 1,51,946 23.56
Turnout 6,45,044 46.46
BJP hold Swing

General election 1996Edit

1996 Indian general election: Varanasi
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BJP Shankar Prasad Jaiswal 2,50,991 44.62
CPI (M) Raj Kishore 1,50,299 26.72
BSP Kamala Rajbhar 70,316 12.50
AD Rajdev Patel 26,797 4.76
INC Doodh Nath Chaturvedi 22,579 4.01
AIIC(T) Rudra Prasad Singh 7,615 1.35
Majority 1,00,692 17.90
Turnout 5,62,564 39.60
BJP hold Swing

General election 1991Edit

1991 Indian general election: Varanasi
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BJP Shrish Chandra Dikshit 1,86,333 41.10
CPI (M) Raj Kishore 1,45,894 32.18
INC Lok Pati Tripathi 57,415 12.66
BSP Kashi Nath Yadav 32,861 7.25
JP Shiv Devnarain Roy 10,190 2.25
Majority 40,439 8.92
Turnout 4,53,402 43.30
BJP gain from JD Swing

General election 1989Edit

1989 Indian general election: Varanasi
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
JD Anil Shastri 2,68,196 62.31
INC Shyamlal Yadav 96,593 22.44
BSP Ganga Ram Gwal 32,574 7.57
Independent Ram Das 12,420 2.89
DDP Ram Murat 3,111 0.72
Majority 1,71,603 39.87
Turnout 4,30,403 41.33
JD gain from INC Swing

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.elections.in/parliamentary-constituencies/1951-election-results.html
  2. ^ https://www.elections.in/parliamentary-constituencies/1951-election-results.html
  3. ^ "Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). Election Commission of India. p. 169. Retrieved 30 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Statistical Report on General Elections, 2004 to the Fourteenth Lok Sabha" (PDF). Election Commission of India. p. 319. Retrieved 30 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Statistical Report on General Elections, 1999 to the Thirteenth Lok Sabha" (PDF). Election Commission of India. p. 246. Retrieved 30 April 2014.
Lok Sabha
Vacant
since 2004
(Prime Minister in Rajya Sabha)
Title last held by
Lucknow
Constituency represented by the Prime Minister
2014-present
Incumbent

Coordinates: 25°19′N 82°59′E / 25.32°N 82.99°E / 25.32; 82.99