And The Big Losers Are…

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Here’s a look at some eminent politicians who lost the elections.

Rahul Gandhi lost to Smriti Irani in Amethi by over 54,000 votes. However, Rahul will still be seen in Lok Sabha, as he had contested from a second seat, Wayanad in Kerala, where he won by over 4 lakh votes

Jyotiraditya Scindia of the Congress lost to the BJP candidate in Guna by over 1 lakh votes

Shatrughan Sinha of the Congress lost to Ravi Shankar Prasad of the BJP by over 2 lakh votes in Bihar’s Patna Sahib seat

Milind Deora of the Congress lost to Shiv Sena’s Arwind Sawant by almost 1 lakh votes in Mumbai South

Urmila Matondkar of the Congress lost to the BJP candidate Gopal Setty by over 4 lakh votes.  Interestingly, Bollywood actor Govinda had won this seat contesting on a Congress ticket in the 2004 elections.

Priya Dutt lost to the BJP’s Poonam Mahajan by over 1lakh voters in Mumbai North central

Bhupinder Singh Hooda lost to the BJP candidate by over 1 lakh votes in Sonipat

Digvijaya Singh lost to the BJP’s Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur by over 3 lakh votes in Bhopal

Sanjay Nirupam lost to the Shiv Sena candidate Gajanan Kirtikar by over 2 lakh votes in Mumbai Northwest

Pawan Kumar Bansal of the Congress lost to Kirron Kher of the BJP by over 5,000 votes

Manoj Sinha of the BJP lost to Afzal Ansari of the BSP by over 1 lakh votes in Gazipur

Baijayant Panda of the BJP lost to the BJD candidate by over 1 lakh ovtes.

Sambit Patra of the BJP lost to Pinaki Misra of the BJD by over 1 lakh votes

Jayaprada of the BJP lost to Azam Khan of the SP by over 1 lakh votes

Poonam Sinha of the SP lost to Rajnath Singh of the BJP by over 3 lakh votes in Lucknow

Mehbooba Mufti stood third in Anantnag constituency

Kanhaiya Kumar of the CPI lost to Giriraj Singh of the BJP by over 4 lakh votes

Mohammad Salim of the CPM stood third in Raiganj

Upendra Kushwaha of the RLSP lost to the JDU candidate by over 80,000 votes in Karakat

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