Punjab Polls: Navjot Singh Sidhu wins Amritsar East seat, defeats nearest rival BJP candidate by 42,809 votes

New Delhi, PTI | Updated : 11 March 2017, 04:10 PM
Navjot Singh Sidhu - File Photo (Getty)
Navjot Singh Sidhu - File Photo (Getty)

Congress candidate Navjot Singh Sidhu clinched the Amritsar East seat in 2017 Punjab Assembly polls. Sidhu defeated his nearest rival BJP candidate Rajesh Kumar Honey by 42,809 votes.

The cricketer-turned-politician, who joined Congress this year, polled 60,477 votes while Honey got just 17,668 votes. AAP candidate Sarabjot Singh managed to get just 14,715 votes.

Amritsar East was earlier held by Sidhu's wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu, who won in 2012 assembly polls on a BJP ticket.

It is notable that Sidhu had left Bhartiya Janta Party and joined the Congress just before the elections in Punjab.

First Published: Saturday, March 11, 2017 03:56 PM
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