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Gurdaspur Lok Sabha by-election results highlights: Amarinder says Sunil Jakhar's win will revive Congress

Counting of votes polled in the 11 October by-election to the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha constituency began on Sunday.

FP Staff October 15, 2017 14:08:26 IST
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Gurdaspur Lok Sabha by-election results highlights: Amarinder says Sunil Jakhar's win will revive Congress

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Sunil Jakhar was nominated as Congress candidate on 20 September

"Congress president Sonia Gandhi has approved the name of Sunil Jakhar as party candidate for the forthcoming Lok Sabha by-election from Gurdaspur Parliamentary constituency in Punjab," AICC general secretary Janardan Dwivedi had said in a statement.

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Amarinder Singh had claimed Congress would win by over 2 lakh votes

Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Monday expressed confidence of winning the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha by-election by a big margin, saying his government has brought the state's economy back on track.

During a road show in Pathankot for the Gurdaspur bypoll on 11 October, he said, "We will win this seat with a margin of over two lakh votes".

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Oct 15, 2017 - 13:53 (IST)

Sunil Jakhar got nearly 5 Lakh votes

While Congress candidate Sunil Jakhar got 4,99,752 votes, his main rival, BJP's Swarn Singh Salaria could garner 3,06,503 votes only. AAP ended up being a distant third, losing its deposit. 

Oct 15, 2017 - 13:45 (IST)

Here is the final tally after counting is over

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A quick recap: Assembly constituencies under Gurdaspur LS seat

The Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat has nine Assembly segments: Bhoa, Pathankot, Gurdaspur, Dinanagar, Qadian, Fathegarh Churian, Dera Baba Nanak, Sujanpur and Batala.

Oct 15, 2017 - 13:29 (IST)

Punjab Congress: Jakhar's win a result of six months of hardwork

Oct 15, 2017 - 13:22 (IST)

Congress supporter Gaurav Pandhi takes potshots at Modi

Oct 15, 2017 - 13:20 (IST)

Congress party congratulates Sunil Jakhar

Oct 15, 2017 - 13:19 (IST)

Jyotiraditya Scindia congratulates Jakhar

Oct 15, 2017 - 13:13 (IST)

Winning candidate Sunil Jakhar reacts

"Even the BJP's traditional vote bank did not vote for the party. Modi government's economic policies are destroying the country," Jakhar said after winning the bypoll. 

Oct 15, 2017 - 13:10 (IST)

Pratap Singh Bajwa of Punjab Congress reacts

"It is a great victory for Punjab government and Congress party. It is a curtain raiser for the bigger fight in 2019 Lok Sabha election. It is the mandate which is the testimony of the anger against the corrupt government of BJP-SAD in Punjab. It is also reflective of the anti-people policy of the Modi government like demonetisation," Bajwa told CNN News18.

Oct 15, 2017 - 12:58 (IST)

Sunil Jakhar wins Gurdaspur bypoll

According to various reports, Jakhar has won the Gurdaspur by-election by a margin of 1,93,219 votes. With this victory, the Congress party has wrested the seat from BJP. 

Counting of votes polled in the 11 October by-election to the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha constituency began on Sunday.

The counting was being conducted in centres in Gurdaspur and Pathankot towns.

The fate of 11 candidates will be decided by Sunday afternoon.

Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Swarn Salaria, Congress' Sunil Kumar Jakhar, and Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) Major General Suresh Kumar Khajuria (retd) are the main contenders.

Gurdaspur Lok Sabha byelection results highlights Amarinder says Sunil Jakhars win will revive Congress

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Nearly 56 percent of the 15.22 lakh registered voters exercised their franchise for the seat.

The voter turnout was much lower than the over 70 percent polling in the 2014 general elections.

The seat fell vacant in April following the passing away of veteran actor Vinod Khanna, a four-time MP from the seat.

The fight is crucial for the BJP which is trying to retain the seat, the Congress which recently came to power in Punjab and the AAP which is trying to emerge as a strong contender.

 

With inputs from IANS

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