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Vedic scholar to BJP veteran workers — who are PM Modi’s poll proposers in Varanasi

Lucknow: Ganeshwar Shastri Dravid — jyotishacharya responsible for overseeing the pran pratishtha rituals at the Ram Mandir in January, Baijnath Patel — senior Bharatiya Janata Party worker from the Jana Sangh era, Lalchand Kushwaha — two-time councillor from Varanasi, and Sanjay Sonkar — general secretary of BJP’s Kashi unit, are the four proposers backing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s poll nomination for Varanasi.PM Modi filed his nomination papers Tuesday for the high-profile Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency, which he has represented twice so far. The seat was his launchpad to the national politics in 2014. The proposers represent Brahmin (Dravid), OBC (Patel, Kushwaha) and Dalit (Sonkar) communities — the dominant communities in Varanasi Lok Sabha. Show Ful...