Ajmer and Kota have made it to the list of 27 smart cities announced on Tuesday . Varanasi and Vadodara, the two constituencies from where Prime Minister Narendra Modi successfully contested the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, also made it to the list. Besides Varanasi, Kanpur and Agra are the other two cities from poll-bound UP. Amritsar and Jalandhar are the two cities from Punjab which is also going to polls next year.
Amritsar topped the list with maximum score among the 27 cities while Vadodara came last.
Though the selection process of smart cities is transparent and impartial, five cities from UP and Punjab finding place in the list is expected to give the Modi government some talking points in the run-up to the state polls.
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