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73 candidates recontested, 42 make it to Punjab assembly

As many as 73 candidates recontested Punjab Assembly elections, of which 42 made it to the 14th Vidhan Sabha. Nineteen of these triumphant candidates belonged to the SAD, 16 to the Congress and seven to the BJP.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2012 11:50 AM IST

As many as 73 candidates recontested Punjab Assembly elections, of which 42 made it to the 14th Vidhan Sabha. Nineteen of these triumphant candidates belonged to the SAD, 16 to the Congress and seven to the BJP.

Prominent winners included Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, his son Sukhbir Badal, Sukhbir's brother-in-law Bikramjit Singh Majithia, Badal senior's son-in-law Adesh Pratap Singh Kairon and PWD Minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa, all SAD nominees.

BJP's Manoranjan Kalia, Surjit Kumar Jyani, KD Bhandari and Anil Joshi and Congress leaders Amarinder Singh, Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, Sunil Jakhar and Kewal Singh Dhillon again made it to the Assembly.

Prominent losers included speaker Nirmal Singh Kahlon (SAD) and deputy speaker Satpal Gosian (BJP).

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