North assembly constituency has Ravindra Jaiswal of the Bharatiya Janata Party
(BJP) taking on Ashfaque of the Samajwadi Party (SP), Shyam Prakash of the
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Golana Tabasum of the Indian National Congress (INC)
and Dr. Ashish Kumar Jaiswal of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) this year in the
Uttar Pradesh assembly elections.
Jaiswal of the BJP had won the Varanasi North seat in 2017 when the BJP swept
Uttar Pradesh winning 312 of UP’s 403 assembly seats. Jaiswal had beaten his
closest rival Abdul Samad Ansari of Congress by over 45,502 votes. Jaiswal has
been winning at the seat since 2012.
North falls under the Varanasi district and the Varanasi Lok Sabha
constituency, which is made up of five assembly seats.
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Minister Narendra Modi represented Varanasi as a member of Parliament in the
2019 Lok Sabha elections. Modi defeated Shalini Yadav from the SP with a margin
of 479,505 votes.
North constituency voted in the seventh phase and the last round of the Uttar
Pradesh elections on March 7, 2022, along with 53 other constituencies in 9
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will be declared on March 10, along with those for elections in four other
states, including neighbouring Uttarakhand.
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facts about the Varanasi North Assembly seat-
of the assembly constituency, district: Varanasi North, Varanasi
date: March 7, 2022
MLA, party: Ravindra Jaiswal, BJP
candidates, party in 2022: Ravindra Jaiswal (BJP), Ashfaque (SP), Shyam Prakash
(BSP), Golana Tabasum (INC) and Dr. Ashish Kumar Jaiswal (AAP)
candidate, party in 2017: Ravindra Jaiswal, BJP
name, party 2017: Abdul Samad Ansari (INC)
margin in 2017: 45,502
3 candidates 2017: Ravindra Jaiswal
(BJP), Ashfaque (SP), Shyam Prakash (BSP)
3 candidates 2012: Ravindra Jaiswal (BJP), Sujit Kumar Maurya (BSP), Abdul
Sabha constituency: Varanasi