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Gurdaspur LS bypoll: Rajnath Singh downplays BJP defeat, claims it does not reflect public sentiments

Lucknow: Home Minister Rajnath Singh sought to downplay the BJP's defeat in the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha bypoll in Punjab on Sunday.

File image of Home Minister Rajnath Singh. PTI

File image of Home Minister Rajnath Singh. PTI

"The graph of the BJP is rising among the people of the country. A win on one seat does not reflect public sentiments," Singh said on the sidelines of an event held in Lucknow on Sunday.

Sunil Jakhar of the Congress won the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat, defeating the BJP's Swaran Salaria by more than 1.93 lakh votes.

The Gurdaspur Lok Sabha bypoll was necessitated following the death of actor and BJP MP Vinod Khanna.


Updated Date: Oct 16, 2017 07:00 AM

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