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Varanasi North Election Results 2017: Ravindra Jaiswal of BJP Leads

Ravindra Jaiswal of BJP leads the Varanasi North seat, constituency No. 388 of Uttar Pradesh legislative assembly.

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Updated:March 11, 2017, 7:42 PM IST
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Ravindra Jaiswal of BJP leads for the Varanasi North seat, constituency No. 388 of Uttar Pradesh legislative assembly.

The main candidates from Varanasi North seat were Sujeet Kumar Maurya (BSP), Ravindra Jaiswal (BJP), Abdul Samad Ansari (Congress) and Vibya Kumar Alias Divya Kumar Gupta (RLD).

The BJP won this constituency in the 2012 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections by a narrow margin of 2,336 votes. Ravindra Jaiswal, the winning BJP candidate, got 47,980 votes. BSP candidate Sujit Kumar Maurya was the nearest contender; he got 45,644 votes. The voter turnout was 55.49 %.

Elections to 403 seats of Uttar Pradesh were held over 7 phases from February 4 to March 8.

Exit polls had predicted the BJP emerging first in Uttar Pradesh with the Samajwadi Party- Congress alliance emerging second and Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party emerging a distant third.

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