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Congress Dominates In PunjabB By Winning 8 Out Of 13 Seats

Bollywood Star Sunny Deol Triumphs, Beating Punjab Congress President Sunil Jakhar!

Alliance partners SAD and BJP won two seats each including BJP star candidate Sunny Deol and Mr. and Mrs. Sukhbir Badal and AAP hero Bhagwant Mann saved his Aam Aadmi Party from complete shame by winning Sangrur.

CHANDIGARH – The Congress upped its tally in the Lok Sabha from Punjab, winning eight of the 13 parliamentary seats, up from four in 2014.

Alliance partners SAD and BJP won two seats each and the embattled Aam Aadmi Party was on course of winning Sangrur, where its president Bhagwant Mann is contesting.

The biggest take away from the win for the BJP on two of the three seats it contested – Gurdaspur and Hoshiarpur – was the pro-Modi sentiment in certain pockets of Punjab.

The state, however, bucked the national trend by giving an overall big win to the Congress, and not voting in favour of the Akali-BJP alliance. The BJP can take solace in the fact that the Modi factor played out well in two of the three seats.

Also, with the party finally emerging from the shadow of the Akali Dal in Punjab, it could well mean a shift in the power balance between the two alliance partners.

SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal won Ferozepur seat by a record margin of 1,97,008 votes. In Bathinda, his wife and Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal won by 21,772 votes.

Union minister and BJP candidate Hardeep Singh Puri lost Amritsar seat to Gurjeet Singh Aujla, sitting Congress MP, by a margin of 99,626 votes.

BJP’s gamble to field Sunny Deol from the Gurdaspur constituency finally paid off with the Bollywood actor winning the seat by defeating Congress heavyweight and sitting MP Sunil Jakhar.

Deol, 59, defeated the Punjab Congress chief with a margin of 82,459 votes, the Election Commission said.

After registering a resounding victory, Deol said he would work for the welfare of voters from the border constituency.

“I was confident that people of this constituency love me a lot and ensure my victory (from Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat),” he said.

Constituency Cong SAD/BJP Others Lead/Margin
Amritsar GS Aujla Won Hardeep S Puri 99,626

 

Anandpur Sahib Manish Tewari Won Prem Singh Chandumajra 46,884
Bathinda Amrinder Singh Raja Warring Harsimrat Badal
Won
21,772
Faridkot – SC Mohd Sadiq Won Gulzar Singh Ranike 83,262
Fatehgarh Sahib -SC Amar Singh Won Darbara Singh Guru 93,898
Ferozepur Sher Singh Ghubaya Sukhbir Singh Badal Won 1,97,008
Gurdaspur Sunil
Jakhar
Sunny Deol Won 82,459
Hoshiarpur (SC) Raj Kumar Chabbewal Som Prakash Won 48,530
Jalandhar (SC) Chaudhary Santokh Won Charanjit Singh Atwal 19,491
Khadoor Sahib Jasbir Singh Dimpa Won Bibi Jagir Kaur 1,40,573
Ludhiana Ravneet Singh Bittu Won Mahesh Inder Singh Grewal   76,372

 

Patiala Preneet Kaur
Won
Surjit Singh Rakhra   1,62,718
Sangrur Kewal Singh Dhillon Parminder Dhindsa Bhagwant Mann Won   1,10,211

 

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