Through a video message, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hinted at not campaigning in Varanasi, his Lok Sabha constituency, ahead of the seventh phase of polling.

The Returning Officer (RO) Surendra Singh on Tuesday had issued a notice to Yadav, asking him to submit the certificate whether or not he was dismissed from the service for corruption or disloyalty to the government.

Samajwadi Party (SP) on Monday replaced its Varanasi Lok Sabha candidate Shalini Yadav with former BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav, who will face Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the fray.

Lok Sabha Elections 2019 LIVE UPDATES: PM Modi filed his nomination today from Varanasi parliamentary constituency. Singer Daler Mehndi joined Bharatiya Janata Party in the presence of BJP North West Delhi candidate Hans Raj Hans and Union Minister Vijay Goel. The counting of votes will take place on May 23.

Janata Dal United’s Nitish Kumar and Lok Janshakti Party’s Ram Vilas Paswan meet BJP President Amit Shah during NDA leaders meet in Varanasi.

PM Modi began the roadshow after paying his tributes at Pt Madan Mohan Malviya's statue outside Banaras Hindu University. The rally, stretching over 6km, ended at the famed Dashashwamedh Ghat.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a major road show in his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi on Thursday before he sets out to file his nomination paper on April 26.

Congress on Thursday fielded Ajay Rai as its candidate from the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat, putting to rest speculation regarding Priyanka Gandhi Vadra contesting the general elections against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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.