Avinash Chander wins by lowest 31-vote margin, Kairon by 59
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) nominee from Phillaur reserved seat, Avinash Chander, won by the lowest margin of 31 votes among all the victorious candidates in the recently concluded assembly elections in Punjab.
Punjab food and civil supplies minister Adesh Pratap Singh Kairon was a close second by winning by only 59 votes from Patti constituency.
Kairon, son of former chief minister Partap Singh Kairon, polled 64,265 votes while his nearest rival Harminder Singh Gill (Congress) secured 64, 206 votes in Patti.
Avinash Chander secured 46,102 votes while his nearest Congress rival Santokh Singh Chaudhary polled 46,071 votes.
Others candidates who won by margins below 500 votes included Joginder Singh (SAD) from Firozepur rural by 107 votes and SR Kaler (SAD) from Jagraon by 204 votes.
Meanwhile deputy chief minister and SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal recorded the highest victory margin of 50,269 votes from Jalalabad constituency. He polled 80,624 votes while his nearest Independent rival Hans Raj Josan secured 30,355 votes.
He was followed by his brother-in-law Bikram Singh Majithia who trounced Independent Sukhjinder Raj Singh Lali by a margin of 47,554 votes from Majitha segment.
Punjab Congress president and former chief minister Amarinder Singh won by 42,299 votes from Patiala constituency.