Medical practitioner-turned-journalist, Dr. U P Shivananda from Puttur in Dakshina Kannada and Suhail Sait from Govindapura area in Bangalore, these two candidates are competing in opposition to PM Modi in Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency.
These two members are contending as independent candidates in the coming elections. UP Shivananda had told that he will submit his nomination papers on April 29. Intriguing thing is that he is also in race Amethi against AICC president Rahul Gandhi.
In the interim, Sait said that he is confident of winning against Prime Minister Modi in Varanasi. He will be submitting his papers of nomination on Friday.