Win or Lose: Union Ministers' Electoral Rollercoaster in the Lok Sabha Polls

Win or Lose: Union Ministers’ Electoral Rollercoaster in the Lok Sabha Polls

The recently concluded Lok Sabha elections witnessed a mix of victories and defeats for Union Ministers, showcasing the dynamic nature of Indian politics.

Notable Wins

Nitin Gadkari emerged victorious in Nagpur with a comfortable margin of 137,603 votes against his closest competitor, Congress candidate Vikas Thakre.

Anurag Thakur secured his fifth consecutive win in Hamirpur, defeating Congress nominee Satpal Raizada by a significant margin of 182,357 votes.

G Kishan Reddy retained the Secunderabad seat, clinching victory with over 49,000 votes against Congress’ Danam Nagender.

Jyotiraditya Scindia triumphed in Guna, defeating his Congress counterpart Rao Yadvendra Singh by a considerable margin of 540,929 votes.

Giriraj Singh managed to hold onto the Begusarai seat in Bihar, albeit with a reduced margin of over 81,480 votes, against Left party’s Abdhesh Kumar Roy.

Sarbananda Sonowal emerged victorious in Dibrugarh, securing a win by 279,000 votes against his opponent Lurinjyoti Gogoi of Assam Jatiya Parishad.

Amit Shah secured a landslide victory in Gandhinagar with a staggering margin of over 744,716 votes, defeating Congress’ Sonal Patel.

Rajnath Singh won the Lucknow seat for the third consecutive time, securing victory by 135,159 votes against Samajwadi Party’s Ravidas Mehrotra.

Disappointing Losses

Smriti Irani faced defeat in Amethi.

Rajeev Chandrasekhar lost in Thiruvananthapuram to Congress’ Shashi Tharoor.

Arjun Munda suffered defeat in Khunti to Congress candidate Kalicharan Munda by 149,675 votes.

Mahendra Nath Pandey lost to Samajwadi Party’s Birendra Singh in Chandauli by 21,565 votes.

Ajay Mishra Teni lost in Lakhimpur Kheri to Samajwadi Party’s Utkarsh Verma by over 34,329 votes.

Notable Performances

Narayan Rane won his debut election in Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg, defeating Vinayak Raut by 47,858 votes.

Mansukh Mandaviya retained Porbandar by a comfortable margin of 383,360 votes.

Bhupender Yadav won his first Lok Sabha election in Alwar, defeating Congress’ Lalit Yadav by 48,282 votes.

Close Contests and Surprises

Kaushal Kishore lost the Mohanlalganj seat to Samajwadi Party’s R.K. Chaudhary by 70,292 votes.

Subhas Sarkar was defeated in Bankura by Trinamool Congress’ Arup Chakraborty by 32,778 votes.

Kailash Choudhary finished third in Barmer, trailing the winning candidate by 448,000 votes.

L. Murugan lost in Nilgiris to DMK’s A. Raja by 240,585 votes.

The Lok Sabha elections showcased the ever-changing political landscape of India, with victories and defeats reflecting the diverse preferences of voters across the nation.

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