Modi leads in Varanasi
In Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Lok Sabha constituency, he is ahead of his rivals.
PM Modi has secured 56.37 per cent vote share - a 25.85 percentage point increase in the favour of BJP as compared to 2009.
In the constituency, campaigning was full-fledged with high-profile leaders including PM Modi and Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra going on roadshows.
Speculations of Priyanka Gandhi contesting from the high-profile seat of Varanasi arose, raising the stakes of political parties in this constituency. However, Rai from Congress lost his deposit in the 2014 general election.