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How the mighty 'fell': Upsets of the Lok Sabha election 2019 sojourn

There is a long list of upsets in the Lok Sabha election 2019 sojourn, where prolific leaders have not lived up to their names. Off the top of our head is Congress chief Rahul Gandhi.

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New Delhi Updated on: May 23, 2019 19:20 IST
Biggest upsets of Lok Sabha elections 2019

Biggest upsets of Lok Sabha elections 2019

So stunning has been the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) showing in the Lok Sabha election 2019 that it bulldozed the opposition even where it had looked strong, virtually sweeping entire states in northern India and even beyond and making unprecedented inroads in Trinamool Congress-ruled West Bengal.

Additionally, there is a long list of upsets too, where prolific leaders have not lived up to their names.

Off the top of our head is Congress chief Rahul Gandhi. Here are the others:

Rahul Gandhi | Indian National Congress | Amethi

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi 

The biggest upset of the Lok Sabha election 2019 came in the face of Congress President Rahul Gandhi losing to Smriti Irani from his family turf of Amethi. Rahul Gandhi conceded defeat to Irani in a press conference even before the final results were announced. Smriti Irani was leading Rahul Gandhi by over 25000 votes.

Jyotiraditya Scindia | Indian National Congress | Guna

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Jyotiraditya Scindia

Guna constituency of Madhya Pradesh has historically belonged to the Scindia family. In a big upset the Erstwhile Gwalior royal Jyotiraditya Scindia lost in Guna by over 1 lakh votes to Dr K P Yadav of the BJP

Mehbooba Mufti | People's Democratic Party | Anantnag

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Mehbooba Mufti 

Mehbooba Mufti, the former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, lost from anantnag in spectacular fashion. With still a few hours of counting left, Mufti finds herself third in her constituency behind National Conference's Hasnain Masoodi and INC's Ghulam Ahmad Mir

H D Deve Gowda | Janta Dal (Secular) | Tumkur

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Former Prime minister H D Deve Gowda

Former Prime Minister of India and JD(S) chief H D Deve Gowda lost from his constituency of Tumkur by 20000 votes to  BJP's G S Basavaraj.

Digvijay Singh | Indian National Congress | Bhopal

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Digvijay Singh

Senior Congress leader and MP Digvijay Singh has lost BJP's Controversial candidate Sadhvi Pragya Thakur in the constituency of Bhopal by 2 lakh votes

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