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Resounding win for Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi

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on Friday won the seat for the second consecutive term, by over 4 lakh votes.

Retaining his sway in the Hindi heartland, PM Modi-led BJP won by a margin of 4,79,505 votes. He was pitted against candidate and candidate in the constituency.

In the 2014 elections, the BJP had won by a margin of 3,71,784 votes. PM Modi had defeated Rai by bagging record number of votes. Arvind Kejriwal, too, contested the elections from in 2014 and was defeated.

Earlier on the D-day, took to the micro-blogging website to thank for his wishes. "Thank you @RahulGandhi for your good wishes," he stated in the tweet.

The Gandhi scion had congratulated and the NDA for its victory in the polls. He had said, "I accept the verdict of the people of India Congratulations to the winners, Mr Modi and the NDA.

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First Published: Fri, May 24 2019. 01:05 IST