Jalandhar bypoll result: AAP's Sushil Rinku wins; state Congress chief Warring says 'we humbly accept people's mandate' : The Tribune India

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Jalandhar bypoll result: AAP's Sushil Rinku wins; state Congress chief Warring says 'we humbly accept people's mandate'

Sushil Rinku doesn't trail in any round

Jalandhar bypoll result: AAP's Sushil Rinku wins; state Congress chief  Warring says 'we humbly accept people's mandate'

Jalandhar bypoll result: AAP's Sushil Rinku wins



Tribune News Service

Aparna Banerji

Jalandhar, May 13

The AAP has won the Jalandhar Lok Sabha seat, a Congress bastion for decades, with a margin of 58,691 votes.

AAP candidate Sushil Rinku, who switched parties days before the polls, is now the new MP of Jalandhar.

The Congress came second while the SAD and BJP came third and fourth, respectively.

Registering a decisive victory in the constituency, the AAP has won with a huge margin, maintaining a lead over the Congress in every single round of counting.

Traditionally, a Congress bastion, the Jalandhar reserved seat has been retained by towering Dalit leaders of the Congress for years.

The seat was won by Congress leader Mohinder Singh Kaypee in 2009. In both the 2014 and 2019 elections, Congress leader Santokh Singh Chaudhary emerged victorious.

In the past five decades, the Congress has lost the seat only four times.

Interestingly, the Congress's five out of the nine candidates had won in the Jalandhar assembly segments in 2022 despite a massive AAP wave in the state.

The bypoll was necessitated by the demise of Congress MP Santokh Chaudhary, who died suddenly during the Bharat Jodo Yatra earlier this year.

13:37 13 May
Bhagwant Mann on win

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann says the result of the Jalandhar bypoll was an outcome of development works by the AAP government in Punjab.

13:37 13 May
AAP celebrates

The local unit of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) burst crackers and distributed sweets in celebration after the latest trends by the Election Commission of India (ECI) showed the party leading from the Jalandhar constituency in the Lok Sabha bypoll.

13:31 13 May
Raja Warring congratulates AAP

We humbly accept people's mandate, congratulate AAP: Punjab Cong chief Amrinder Singh Raja Warring concedes defeat in Jalandhar LS bypoll.

11:07 13 May
Chaudhary trails from Phillaur by 5K votes

Cong's Karamjit Kaur Chaudhary is losing from Phillaur by 5K votes.

11:01 13 May
BJP puts up an impressive show

BJP puts up an impressive show in Jalandhar byelection consistently maintaining third position. Pushed SAD to the fourth position. The saffron party had been a junior ally of Akali Dal for almost two-and-half decades.

09:54 13 May
AAP leads by 12,021 votes

#JalandharByPoll results: @AAPPunjab leading at 9324 votes, polls 77439 votes against @INCPunjab at 68115 votes, @BJP4Punjab at 42379 @Akali_Dal_ & @bspindia at 35857, votes

09:54 13 May
AAP lead by 8,531 votes

#JalandharByPoll results: @AAPPunjab leading at 8329 votes, gets 72990 votes against @INCPunjab at 64661 votes, @BJP4Punjab at 42018

@Akali_Dal_ & @bspindia at 33462, votes

09:49 13 May
Cong MLA protests

Congress MLA Sukhwinder Kotli sat on a protest outside a counting centre in Jalandhar. 

09:33 13 May
AAP leading

#JalandharByPoll results: @AAPPunjab leading at 4,503 votes, gets 49,807 votes against @INCPunjab at 45,304 votes, @BJP4Punjab at 29,244 @Akali_Dal_ & @bspindia at 22,352, votes

09:25 13 May
Security has been tightened and all other arrangements put in place
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08:52 13 May
ECI gives first lead to AAP

08:51 13 May
184 votes for BJP in postal ballots

BJP candidate Inder Iqbal Atwal gets only 184 votes in postal ballots

08:24 13 May
Counting begins at 8 am

08:20 13 May
Service ballots

Counting for service ballots for Jalandhar bypoll started at 7.30 am. Results yet to come

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