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Baghpat: RLD's Ajit Singh loses to BJP's Satyapal Singh

In the first snub to the UPA, RLD leader and long-time ally Ajit Singh has been defeated in Baghpat, by first-time contestant, BJP's Satyapal Singh.

NDTV reported that the BJP leader and former Mumbai Police Commissioner Satyapal Singh has won the Baghpat seat.

 Baghpat: RLDs Ajit Singh loses to BJPs Satyapal Singh

Satyapal Singh (right) pictured with RR Patil. AP.

The Jat leader and RLD president was in for a rude shock. Former Aviation Minister, Ajit Singh has never lost an election from Baghpat from where he has been contesting since 1999, IBNLive reports.

Satyapal Singh was the Mumbai police chief when the infamous Shakti Mills gangrape took place. Singh courted controversy when he enraged women's right activists with his opinions on moral policing.

At the time, taking questions from the media, post the gangrape of a young photojournalist in Central Mumbai, he had questioned the morality of youngsters who indulge in display of affection in public places like pubs.

Suggesting that it is difficult to prevent sexual harassment if youngsters continue to cosy up to each other in public, Singh had said, "If we are doing moral policing, it is for the betterment of society. I think we have to strike a balance as to what kind of culture and society we want. We ourselves are confused. On one hand we want a culture of boyfriends and girlfriends kissing, and then on the other side we want a safer environment. Should we allow couples to kiss in public... should they be allowed to indulge in obscenity? We have to strike a balance. On the one hand you want to have a promiscuous culture and on the other hand you want a safe and secure environment for the people."

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Updated Date: May 16, 2014 11:07:55 IST