Jeevan Jyot Kaur, as the first-time candidate from Amritsar East, defeated political heavyweights like Punjab Congress President Navjot Singh Sidhu, Shiromani Akali Dal’s Bikram Singh Majithia and former IAS officer and BJP candidate Jagmohan Singh Raju.
Aam Aadmi Party candidate Jeevanjyot Kaur was leading over her nearest rival Majithia by a margin of 590 votes.
After the Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal fielded his brother-in-law and former minister Majithia against the former-cricketer, the constituency...
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has fielded Majithia from his traditional Majitha Assembly segment as well as from the Amritsar East seat.
Majithia (46), who was booked under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act last month, had moved the High Court seeking anticipatory bail.