Sonia Gandhi wins from Raebareli, Rajnath retains Lucknow seat

LUCKNOW: Congress leader Sonia Gandhi has won from Raebareli Lok Sabha seat, defeating her nearest rival, BJP candidate Dinesh Pratap Singh while Home Minister Rajnath Singh has retained the Lucknow seat.

Gandhi has won by a margin of 1,67,178 votes, the Election Commission’s website said. While Gandhi got 5,34,918 votes, Dinesh Singh secured 3,67,740 votes. The SP and the BSP had supported her on this seat.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh won the Lucknow seat by defeating his nearest rival Poonam Sinha by over 3.4 lakh votes.

Singh defeated SP candidate Sinha by a margin of 3,47,302 votes, official sources said here. Rajnath had defeated Congress candidate Rita Bahuguna Joshi by a margin of 27,2749 votes in 2014.

While Rajnath got 6,33,026 votes, Sinha got 2,85,724 votes. Congress candidate Pramod Krishnam got 1,80,011 votes only. (AGENCIES)