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PM Modi may also contest Lok Sabha poll from Surat constituency

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New Delhi, Sep 12: It seems Prime Minister Narendra Modi will follow the same format as he followed in 2014 Lok Sabha elections as for as contesting parliamentary polls are concerned. He may go for the two Lok Sabha constituencies - one from his home state Gujarat and another from the seat where he is representing in the Lok Sabha at the moment.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

A high placed source said that the Prime Minister might contest Lok Sabha elections from the Surat Lok Sabha constituency in Gujarat. Many reasons are being given for this possible move but the two most important reason for which the PM may go for two seats included that condition of Gujarat BJP is deteriorating by the day so if he contest election from Gujarat message will go in the state that he is around. People of the state will rally behind him quelling the Patidar movement which is becoming a big threat to the BJP in the state. Surat seat was represented by former Prime Minister Morarji Desai for four terms from 1957 to 1977.

Second thing that Varanasi is a difficult constituency and a leader like Murali Manohar Joshi had somehow barely managed to win the seat and in view of anger of upper caste community gradually growing in the state, the PM might want to play safe. But this is not the reason that any political party will accept. In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the PM contested Vadodara Lok Sabha seat which he later resigned.

News was also doing round that the PM may go for Puri Lok Sabha seat in Odisha as the stake of the BJP is very high in the state this time round but saving Gujarat is more important as bearing the brunt of upper caste anger also cannot be taken lightly.

Surat Fact Check
Year
Candidate's Name Party Result Vote Vote Share Margin
2019
Darshana Vikram Jardosh BJP Winner 7,95,651 74% 5,48,230
Ashok Patel (adhevada) INC Runner Up 2,47,421 23% 5,48,230
2014
Darshana Vikram Jardosh BJP Winner 7,18,412 77% 5,33,190
Desai Naishadhbhai Bhupatbhai INC Runner Up 1,85,222 20% 0
2009
Shrimati Darshana Vikram Jardosh BJP Winner 3,64,947 52% 74,798
Gajera Dhirubhai Haribhai INC Runner Up 2,90,149 42% 0
2004
Kashiram Rana BJP Winner 5,08,076 57% 1,50,563
Chandravadan Chhotubhai Pithawala INC Runner Up 3,57,513 40% 0
1999
Kashiram Rana BJP Winner 4,23,773 69% 2,49,197
Rupin Rameshchandra Patchigar INC Runner Up 1,74,576 28% 0
1998
Kashiram Rana BJP Winner 5,64,601 65% 3,04,022
Thakorbhai Naik INC Runner Up 2,60,579 30% 0
1996
Kashiram Rana BJP Winner 3,76,933 61% 1,75,261
Kotadia Manubhai INC Runner Up 2,01,672 33% 0
1991
Kashiram Rana BJP Winner 3,36,285 56% 1,06,354
Chaudhary Sahdev Bherabhai INC Runner Up 2,29,931 38% 0
1989
Kashiram Rana BJP Winner 4,28,465 63% 1,94,041
C.d.patel INC Runner Up 2,34,424 34% 0
1984
Patel Chhaganbhai Devabhai INC Winner 2,86,928 54% 50,675
Rana Kashiram Chhabildas BJP Runner Up 2,36,253 44% 0
1980
Patel Chhaganbhai Devabhai INC(I) Winner 2,34,263 51% 26,661
Ashok Ranjitram Mehta JNP Runner Up 2,07,602 45% 0
1977
Desai Morarji Ranchhodji BLD Winner 2,06,206 52% 21,460
Chauhan Jashvantsingh Dan Singh INC Runner Up 1,84,746 47% 0
1971
Morarji Ranchhodji Desai NCO Winner 1,70,321 53% 31,524
Gordhandas Ranchhoddas Chokhawala INC Runner Up 1,38,797 44% 0
1967
M.r. Desai INC Winner 1,63,836 66% 1,22,908
J.d. Chauhan IND Runner Up 40,928 16% 0
1962
Morarji Ranchhodji Desai INC Winner 1,65,225 69% 99,031
Jaswantsinh Dansinh Chauhan IND Runner Up 66,194 28% 0

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