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Wayanad Lok Sabha result: Rahul Gandhi wins by 4.31 lakh votes

Congress President Rahul Gandhi has won the Wayanad Constituency by 4.31 lakh votes beating CPI's P P Suneer.

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk
New Delhi Updated on: May 23, 2019 23:26 IST
Rahul Gandhi wins Wayanad
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Rahul Gandhi wins Wayanad

Congress President Rahul Gandhi has officially won from the Wayanad constituency.

The win came after Rahul lost from Amethi to BJP's Smriti Irani by over 40000 votes.

Rahul Gandhi's decision to fight from Wayanad was criticized by the opposition claiming that Rahul was scared he would lose from his family bastion of Amethi. 

Rahul beat CPI's P P Suneer by over 4.3 lakh votes to win from Wayanad. 

Wayanad saw the registered voters cast their ballot on April 23 with a turnout of over 80 per cent. 

Wayanad became a high-profile constituency with Rahul Gandhi deciding to contest from the seat -- along with Uttar Pradesh's Amethi.

Congress’ MI Shanavas was the MP from Wayanad, winning the seat in 2009 and 2014 until he passed away in November 2018. The seat has since been vacant.

Candidates in fray: There were 20 candidates fighting out amongst themselves for the seat. Following were the major candidates:

Name of Candidate

Political Party

Rahul Gandhi

Indian National Congress (INC)

P P Suneer

Communist Party of India (CPI)

Thushar Vellappally

Bharat Dharma Jana Sena (BDJS)

Mohammad P K

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)

Lok Sabha election 2014 result: Congress’ MI Shanavas (377035) narrowly defeated Sathyan Mokeri (356165) of the Communist Party of India (CPI) by almost 12,000 votes.

 

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