The Aam Aadmi Get together (AAP) on Thursday stormed to energy in Punjab decimating a number of heavyweight leaders to the highest. One of the vital high-profile contests was in Patiala (City) the place former Congress chief minister Amarinder Singh was within the fray, this time in alliance with the BJP.
Nonetheless, the Maharaja of Patiala was trumped by AAP’s Ajit Pal Singh Kohli by almost 20,000 votes. Whereas Kohli bagged 48,104 votes, Amarinder may garner solely 28,231 votes. SAD’s Harpal Juneja stood a distant third with 11,835 votes, and Congress’s Vishnu Sharma may safe a mere 9,871 votes.
“I accept the verdict of the people with all humility. Punjabis have shown true spirit of Punjabiyat by rising and voting above sectarian and caste lines,” Capt Amarinder Singh tweeted quickly after the outcomes indicated a landslide victory for the Aam Aadmi Get together in Punjab.
In 2017, Amarinder – combating on a Congress ticket – had defeated AAP’s Balbir Singh by 52,407 votes, which was over 49 per cent of the overall votes polled within the constituency. In reality, Amarinder has received the constituency 4 instances.
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Kohli’s win this time was so thumping that even Captain’s and Congress’s votes collectively had been far lesser than what he received.
A businessman by career, the 43-year-old has property value Rs 32.4 crore ( US $4 million), as per his election fee affidavit.
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He did his post-graduation in politics from Patiala’s Punjabi College in 2006 and was earlier related to the Akali Dal earlier than shifting loyalties to Arvind Kejriwal.
Kohli was additionally elected the mayor of Patiala municipal company in 2011. His father Surjeet Singh Kohli has served as a cupboard minister as effectively.