According to sources, the lack of development and poor living conditions of the weaver community, the appalling state of the sewer system and the level of pollution in River Ganga are the major problems in Varanasi that need to be focused on.

Kejriwal announced his decision to contest against Modi at a rally in Varanasi on Monday after seeking the views of his supporters.
"Why do I want to contest from Varanasi, it is because at a time when leaders look for safe seats to fight elections, I take on them to defeat them," he added.
Attacking the Gujarat Chief Minister, Kejriwal said that a myth about Modi was being perpetuated by a section of media while in reality the BJP leader was gifting away farmers' land to industrialists and followed policies which were against small businessmen.

Kejriwal appealed to the people to ensure that Modi loses from Varanasi and Rahul Gandhi gets defeated from Amethi so that both the NDA and UPA receive a jolt.

Polling in Varanasi will take place on May 12. Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency has five assembly segments of which three are urban- Varanasi North, Varanasi South and Varanasi Cantonment- while the other two Sevapuri and Rohaniya are rural.


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