Punjab by-election: Congress trounces BJP to take back Gurdaspur

15 October 2017, 04:00 PM

Punjab state minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Sunday hailed victory of Sunil Jakhar in Gurdaspur Lok Sabha bypoll , saying that the latter’s triumph is the best Diwali gift for future Congress president Rahul Gandhi.

Jakhar defeated BJP’s Swarn Salaria by margin of 1, 93, 219 votes.

“This is a beautiful Diwali gift, packed with a red ribbon, for our would be party president Rahul Gandhi,” Navjot Sidhu said.

Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh also congratulated Suunil Jakhar for his impressive win.

"Congratulations to @sunilkjakhar ji for his impressive win in Gurdaspur bypoll, it's a victory for @INCPunjab policies & development agenda," Amarinder tweeted.

First Published: Sunday, October 15, 2017 01:37 PM
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