The Congress Prty's Lok Sabha candidate for Varanasi Ajay Rai on Monday said he expected the crucial seat with the enormous support of locals.
Rai said the people of Varanasi did not need an outsider to represent them,, and added that they would vote for him as he was one of their own. "People of Varanasi will not choose a candidate who can't even vote in Varanasi, who are like tenants... they will vote for their own brother.." Rai said, adding that there was "no Modi wave in the city, but only a Ganga wave".
Meanwhile, the first two hours of polling in Varanasi saw a 20 percent voter turnout in the first four hours.
Varanasi is the most talked about seat in general elections as Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is pitted against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal and Ajay Rai of Congress.