Gurdaspur: The results of the sub-elections in Gurdaspur, Punjab today proved to be a major setback for the BJP. Candidate of Congress Sunil Jakhar won with 1,93,219 votes. Since the counting began, Congress candidate Sunil Jakhar was leading the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) with his rival Swaran Salaria. There is an atmosphere of celebration in the Congress.
Navjot Singh Sidhu has said during the celebration that it is a beautiful gift of Diwali wrapped in a red ribbon for our possible party president Rahul Gandhi
There is no BJP’s lead in any Assembly constituency. Meanwhile, Lt. Gen. (Retd) Suresh Khajuria, the candidate, accused the Congress of by-election for ‘undemocratic way’. He said, “The ruling party resorted to undemocratic methods in these elections. People were scared during the by-election and the youth were almost unbeaten. If they (Congress) win, then they will not be honorable. “Two counting centers have been set up for counting of votes. Counting of voting today has been done on the basis of local administration, so that counting of votes can be completed without interruption.The main political party in Gurdaspur Lok Sabha bye election was a fight between Congress, BJP and you. This bye-election was seen as a criteria for the popularity of six months old Congress government in Punjab. Congress candidate Sunil Jakhar had earlier claimed that this by-election would be a “referendum” on the Modi government.The BJP has given full force to get this seat back. Vinod Khanna had won the elections four times on BJP ticket from this seat. This victory will give BJP an edge which is very important for him. The BJP had won only one of the four seats of Sujanpur in the Assembly elections.In the first round, BJP got 2662 votes and Congress got 3992 votes. The Congress is ahead in the second round. In this round BJP got 2424 votes and Congress got 3051 votes. The Congress is ahead in Bhoa assembly segment too. Here in the first round the BJP gets 3559 and Congress 4276. Aam Aadmi Party candidate Suresh Khajuria is running behind. Please tell that voting was held on October 11 in Gurdaspur and the future of the candidates was captured in the EVM.
Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat is the BJP’s stronghold.