Ajay Rai will be the Congress candidate for the Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency. This puts to rest speculation that AICC General Secretary for UP (East) could contest there against PM Modi.
Ending rumors about whether Priyanka Gandhi will contest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi, the Congress party has picked Ajay Rai for the seat.
Ajay Rai, who was also the party candidate in 2014, will once against take on PM Modi, who is expected to file his nomination papers from the seat on Friday. Rai had managed to poll only 75,000 votes in 2014 and finished third, behind Delhi Chief Minsiter Arvind Kejriwal.