Last phase of Lok Sabha polls under way: All eyes on Varanasi
World's biggest political war is in its last leg with polls for the last 41 seats is under way. In the last and the 9th phase, voting is going on in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal where 600 candidates are in the fray to test their luck.
This last phase is more focused on Varanasi, where
BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's storm is taking on
AAP's Arvind Kejriwal and Congress' Ajay Rai. Varanasi
has become one
of the most controversial and highlighted parliamentary constituency
of 2014 Lok Sabha war with total 42 candidates waiting for their
fates to be decided by by 1.3 million registered voters.
Other big fishes in the fray are Samajwadi Party
chief Mulayam Singh Yadav from UP's Azamgarh constituency, union
minister Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury from West Bengal's Behrampur, union
minister RPN Singh from UP's Kushi Nagar, former minister and RJD
leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh from Bihar's Vaishali and BJP leader
Jagdambika Pal from UP's Domariyagani.
In 2009, out of 18 seats are in the fray, in UP, the
Samajwadi Party (SP) had pocketed six seats where the BSP had won
five, the Congress three and the BJP had four.
The Trinamool Congress which had won 14 seats in
2009 out of 17 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal are under polling in
the last phase of elections. It is a fire test for Trinamool to save
its number. Elections are taking place for six seats in Bihar.