May 2019 is some time away, but somewhat frenzied attempts seem to have begun to find another constituency for Prime Minister Modi away from Varanasi. The top echelons of the BJP are calm, but a mini storm is raging outside. Puri in Odisha is being touted as an alternative, apparently because the BJP is expected to do well in the state and the PM contesting would give his party a boost. The speculation got so intense in Karnataka that B S Yeddyurappa had to issue a denial that the PM had any plan of shifting base there. If he decides to shift constituency, it will be nowhere but Gujarat, a local BJP neta claims. Patna Sahib was also thrown up as an option. The reigning star of Patna Sahib, ‘Shotgun’ Sinha, may become a Banarasi Babu with a little help from Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party, just to give the PM a tough contest! Meanwhile, Arun Jaitley’s recent Rae Bareli liaison may be a curtain-raiser for another anticipated contest. Needs to be seen if Sonia Gandhi calls it a day or gets down to a good fight.