During the elections a huge political drama spread out within the lanes of the heavenly city Varanasi as the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi was denied permission to carry Ganga aarti and prayers.
The BJP ministers staged protests whereas the politicians like Mamata Banerjee, Mayawati and Mulayam Singh and were busy in making political attacks at Modi. As per the individuals at the ground zero, all these political happenings relate the Varanasi contest that may be also conjointly be about the Hindus versus Muslims.
Views of the people of Varanasi
The Director of Chaudhary Devi Lal University, Virendra Singh Chauhan after interacting with the local shopkeepers and devotees at the ghats of Ganga, and he concluded that almost all the individuals are in the favour of Modi. One of the students of Kashi Vidyapeeth University said that, the contest was not just about Modi vs Kejriwal vs Ajay Rai, however it’s a lot of concerning Hindus vs. Muslims. If Modi loses means Hindus will also loose. Rival parties are reportedly telling Hindu voters concerning the failures of sitting MP and BJP’s veteran leader Murli Manohar Joshi while Muslim voters are being told that Modi is an outsider and he will leave the seat after the elections.
Kejriwal endorsed by Jamaat-e-Islami Hind
The reality behind Hindu Vs Muslim contest may be seen within the fact that AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal has used the communal card by holding road shows in number of the Muslim dominated places. He has conjointly got the backing of the Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, an influential Muslim society, against Modi. The endorsement by Jamaat-e-Islami will give electoral advantage to Kejriwal in the town that has more Muslim population.
“Modi wave” in Varanasi
In an attempt to pick up with the Muslim votes, AAP and Congress reportedly campaigned against Modi by reminding those about 2002 Gujarat riots. On “Modi wave”, a Varanasi based senior journalist, Saurabh Kapoor, has claimed that Modi can win because the individuals of Banaras know that the prime ministerial candidate is contesting from their constituency while Arvind Kejriwal and Ajay Rai don’t have any probabilities of winning from the holy city. Varanasi electioneering has been quite interesting and the people of Varanasi have already chosen their hero ,of the Lok Sabha election 2014 from the three men the only thing remains is the official announcement of the same on the day of grand finale of this contest.