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Sidhu wins Amritsar Lok Sabha seat
February 27, 2007 19:30 IST
Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu on Tuesday won the by-election to the Amritsar Lok Sabha seat by a huge margin. He had earlier resigned from the seat after his conviction for culpable homicide in a road rage case
Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Sidhu defeated his nearest rival, state Finance Minister Surinder Singla of the Congress, by 77,626 votes.
Singla earlier represented Bathinda assembly constituency and his party fielded him against Sidhu in the parliamentary bypolls held along with the Assembly elections on February 13.
Sidhu paid obeisance at the Golden Temple on Tuesday evening. Talking to reporters, he said the defeat of the Congress in the Assembly polls reflected the discontentment among the masses with the policies of the party.