Punjab

Captain’s victory

Print edition : June 07, 2019

Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh addressing media persons after the Lok Sabha election results were announced in Chandigarh on May 23. He marshalled his resources skilfully to deliver the State to the party almost independent of its central leadership. Photo: AKILESH KUMAR

Sunny Deol, the first-time contestant of the BJP, elected from Gurdaspur. (Right) Ravneet Singh Bittu of the Congress who has been elected from Ludhiana. Photo: THE HINDU

Ravneet Singh Bittu of the Congress who has been elected from Ludhiana. Photo: PTI

SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal has been elected from Firozpur. Gurjeet Singh Aujla (right), the Congress winner in Amritsar. Photo: AFP

Gurjeet Singh Aujla, the Congress’ winner in Amritsar. Photo: NARINDER NANU/AFP

Preneet Kaur of the Congress, elected from Patiala. She had won the seat in 2009 but was defeated in 2014. Photo: Meeta Ahlawat

Harsimrat Kaur Badal of the SAD, elected from Bathinda. (Right) Preneet Kaur of the Congress, elected from Patiala. She had won the seat in 2009 but was defeated in 2014. Photo: PTI

Bibi Jagir Kaur, the defeated SAD contestant from the Panthic seat of Khadoor Sahib. Photo: NARINDER NANU/AFP

Dharam Vira Gandhi. He lost the Patiala seat from where he was elected in 2014. Photo: PTI

Mohammad Sadique, Congress candidate elected from Faridkot, paying obeisance at Golden Temple in Amritsar on May 24. Photo: PTI

The Congress’ score of eight of the 13 seats was facilitated as much by the charisma of Congress Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh as by the badly splintered opposition.
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