Gurdaspur bypoll result: Who is Sunil Jakhar? This Congress candidate won by over 1.93 lakh votes

By: | Updated: October 15, 2017 12:56 PM

Gurdaspur bypoll result: Sunil Jakhar wins! His nearest rival was BJP contestant Swaran Salaria.

Gurdaspur bypoll results, Sunil Jakhar, Congress, Gurdaspur Lok Sabha bypoll election results, Gurdaspur, Suresh Khajuria, BJP, AAP, Swaran Salaria, punjab, vinod khannaCongress candidate Sunil Jakhar is leading by huge margin of votes. (ANI photo)

In a massive victory, Congress candidate Sunil Jakhar has bagged Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat by a huge margin of 1,93,219 votes. The counting process for the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha bypoll seat, which is witnessing a three-cornered race among the BJP, the Congress and the AAP, has concluded. Two counting centres were set up for the counting of votes. The counting started at 8 AM. Here are things to know about Sunil Jakhar and Gurdaspur Lok Sabha constituency:-

– Sunil Jakhar’s nearest rival was BJP contestant Swaran Salaria

– Sunil Jakhar was also facing AAP candidate Maj. Gen. (Retd) Suresh Khajuria

– Sunil Jakhar, according to ANI, says, “People of Gurdaspur have sent a strong message of their resentment to policies pursued by Modi Ji led Centre.”

– The bypoll is seen as a barometer for the popularity of the six-month-old Congress government in Punjab, news agency PTI reported.

– Congress candidate Sunil Jakhar had earlier claimed the bypoll would be a “referendum” on the Modi government.

– The seat had fallen vacant following the demise of actor-turned-politician Vinod Khanna of the BJP in April.

– The high-stakes Gurdaspur Lok Sabha bypoll recorded a 56 per cent voter turnout on October 11, lower than 70.03 per cent recorded in the 2014 general elections.

– The high-stakes Gurdaspur Lok Sabha bypoll recorded a 56 per cent voter turnout on October 11, lower than 70.03 per cent recorded in the 2014 general elections.

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