Milind Deora is pitted against Arvind Sawant of the Shiv Sena, who is also the sitting MP from South Mumbai Lok Sabha constituency, a stronghold of the Sena.
The BSP leader had won from Dibai constituency in the 2007 Assembly elections in the state. However, he joined Samajwadi Party (SP) in 2012 and re-contested from the seat.
According to sources, Prime Minister Modi would reach the city on April 25 and will head for a road show from Banaras Hindu University to Dashashwamedh Ghat.
"You have to recognise that this victory is sure without you and even with you, and you will have to spread the word," she said while addressing a rally in Sultanpur.
UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Friday filed her nomination as the Congress party's candidate for the Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh's Rae Bareli.
LS polls 2019: While the sitting MPs would be aiming to retain their seats, others are vying to unseat the incumbents and gain hold of that constituency.
'Chowkidar' is not a thief, he is pure, the people of the country are saying this. Nobody in the world can say that Prime Minister Modi has robbed anything," Ramdev told a news agency.
Filing of nominations for the first phase of Lok Sabha elections will end today. 91 constituencies spread over 20 states and union territories will go to polls in this phase on the 11th of April.
First phase of polling begins on April 11, which will see 91 LS constituencies spreading over 20 states and Union Territories going to polls in the first phase.