Political parties have swung into action in Vadodra as Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to vacate the constituency which he had won in the Lok Sabha elections. Modi is all set to retain the Varanasi seat.
Election officers are waiting for an official communication of Modi’s resignation from Vadodra. Political activity has begun as Congress and BJP leaders are bracing for the inevitable by-poll.
Congress will approach primaries winner Narendra Ravat for the by-poll, who was replaced by Madhusudan Mistry to take on Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha polls.
Modi had won the Vadodara Lok Sabha constituency by a victory margin of 5,70,128 votes, probably the highest margin by any candidate in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
This is the second highest victory margin for any candidate in the history of Indian elections. The record is held by CPI’s Anil Basu who had won the Arambagh seat by a margin of 5,92,502 votes.