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Gautam Gambhir wins East Delhi Lok Sabha seat

Former India opener Gautam Gambhir tasted political success in his first attempt by emerging victorious from East Delhi.

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk
New Delhi Updated on: May 23, 2019 21:46 IST
Lok Sabha Election Result 2019: East Delhi
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Lok Sabha Election Result 2019: East Delhi

Former India opener Gautam Gambhir tasted political success in his first attempt by emerging victorious from East Delhi.

Contesting on a BJP ticket, Gambhir -- a member of the 2011 World Cup winning team -- secured close to seven lakh votes to easily defeat seasoned politician Arvinder Singh 'Lovely' from Congress and AAP's Atishi Marlena, who has been credited of transforming Delhi's health and education sector. 

The current MP from here is Maheish Girri of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

East Delhi went to polls on May 12 and recorded a polling percentage of 55.66.

 
The seat had seen a 65.41 per cent voter turnout in the 2014 Lok Sabha election.

During the poll campaign, AAP candidate in East Delhi Atishi accused BJP candidate Gautam Gambhir of having distributed pamphlets containing "obscene and derogatory" remarks against her. Gautam Gambhir denied the allegations.

Sandeep Dikshit of Congress defeated Chetan Chauhan of BJP in 2009.

The seven phases of the Lok Sabha polls 2019 covered a total of 543 constituencies. Voting in the first phase was conducted on April 11.

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