Hari Nagar Election Result 2020 Updates, Tajinder Singh Bagga (BJP) Election Coverage: The Bharatiya Janata Party’s fiery spokesperson Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga has lost his maiden election to Rajkumari Dhillon of the Aam Aadmi Party by over 20131 votes. Bagga could manage to get just 37956 votes while his rival Dhillon garnered 58087 votes with over 53 per cent vote share. Congress candidate Surinder Kumar Setia got just 10394 votes.
The saffron party was relying on Bagga to win back its bastion which it had lost to AAP in 2013 and 2015. The BJP has won Hari Nagar four times — 1993, 1998, 2003 and 2008. In 2013, the BJP left this seat for its ally Akali Dal, which fielded Shyam Sharma who lost to Jagdeep Singh of AAP. Two years later, Jagdeep Singh retained this seat by defeating Avtar Singh Hit of SAD.
This time, SAD was not contesting the polls and BJP fielded its candidate – Bagga. Tajinder Bagga is known for making aggressive and politically charged statements. During the run-up to assembly polls, he had called Shaheen Bagh — where anti-CAA protest has been on since December 15 — a ‘base of traitors’. He also said that once the results are announced on February 11, surgical strikes will be done on such bases. Bagga was in a direct contest with AAP’s Rajkumari Dhillon, who had replaced sitting MLA Jagdeep Singh.