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Congress loses all four seats in Amethi, BJP wins three

election results Updated: Mar 11, 2017 17:38 IST

Congress lost all the four assembly seats in Amethi district, the pocket borough of Nehru-Gandhi family, with the BJP bagging three of them.

Sitting MLA Rakesh Pratap Singh from SP retained his Gauriganj seat, defeating Congress nominee Mohammad Naeem by more than 26,000 votes. Samajwadi Party and Congress had joined hands for the assembly election but their candidates had contested against each other in some of the seats.

BJP nominee Garima Singh polled 63,912 in Amethi defeating her nearest rival and tainted minister Gayatri Prasad Prajapati of Samajwadi Party who received 58,941 votes.

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