Rediff India Abroad
 Rediff India Abroad Home  |  All the sections


The Web

India Abroad

Sign up today!

Mobile Downloads
Text 67333
Article Tools
Email this article
Top emailed links
Print this article
Contact the editors
Discuss this Article

Home > News > PTI

Sidhu wins Amritsar Lok Sabha seat

February 27, 2007 19:30 IST

Related Articles
The Punjab results: The Winners
Punjab CM Amarinder Singh resigns

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.

© Copyright 2007 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.