Ajay Rai

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Released, Ajay Rai turns Congress hero

With an eye on UP polls next year and to show the alleged nexus between SP and BJP, Congress plans to project Ajay Rai, the party MLA from Pindra constituency in Varanasi, as a “hero” as he travels from Fatehgarh Central Jail in Farrukhabad to Varanasi, following his release on Monday. Each district and city […]

NSA against Ajay Rai: Congress set to move High Court

Ajay Rai, MLA from Pindra Assembly constituency, is currently lodged at Fatehgarh Central jail

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Ajay Rai sent to Fatehgarh jail, Cong raises security concerns

While officials remained silent on the need to shift Rai, it is understood it was done to keep his supporters at bay.

HC issues notice to PM Narendra Modi on petition challenging his election from Varanasi

Congress MLA Ajay Rai filed a petition challenging Narendra Modi’s election from Varanasi. HC fixes Sep 5th for next hearing.

FIR against Congress candidate Ajai Rai over symbol flashing

Ajai Rai claimed, case against Narendra Modi cannot be compared as he had shown his lotus symbol after casting vote.

In Varanasi, Arvind Kejriwal says his fight is with Narendra Modi; Ajai Rai dismisses claims

Rai, however, dismissed these claims and said the voters of Varanasi will elect him as he was the only “son of the soil” in the fray.

Day before, talk in town: Is more surprise in store for Varanasi?

Varanasi has some 3 lakh Muslim votes, and Wood claims to have noted a paradigm shift compared to previous elections.

2,500 Narendras, 3,600 Arvinds to vote in Varanasi tomorrow

Among the voters, there are close to 2,500 persons with Narendra as their first names, while over 3,600 have Arvind in their name.

Last phase of Lok Sabha polls in Varanasi to witness triangular fight tomorrow

Modi’s entry has made things difficult for Congress, which took a long time to decide its candidate before announcing MLA Ajay Rai’s name.

Ground Report: Rahul Gandhi throws his weight behind Ajay Rai in Varanasi, holds massive roadshow

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi held a roadshow with a massive turnout to support Ajay Rai.

Rahul’s tit-for-tat campaign against Modi, Kejriwal in Varanasi

Rahul’s roadshow follows a massive one conducted by Aam Aadmi Party challenger Arvind Kejriwal yesterday and another one by Modi the day before.

Congress, AAP challenge to Narendra Modi in Varanasi only in media: C P Thakur

He said there is virtually no contest for Narendra Modi in Varanasi.

Ansari backing upsets Rai’s community

Bhumihars say may rethink before voting for him in Varanasi; Ansari support might not count for much either.

Mukhtar party backs Congress in Varanasi

Candidate Ajay Rai welcomes support; Mukhtar an accused in murder of his brother Krishnanand Rai.

Amit Shah’s charge against me a conspiracy, will move EC: Ajay Rai

“Charges levelled against me should be thoroughly investigated and if they are found true, I am ready to face any action. I will even quit active politics,” said Ajay Rai.