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Minister For 10 Days! Surendra Pal Lost Karanpur, Rajasthan By 12570 Votes After Taking Oath

Surendra Pal TT took his oath of office as a minister on December 30, exactly 10 days ago. The Bhajanlal government then appointed Surendra Pal Singh TT as Minister of State. He took the oath of office and secrecy at Jaipur's Raj Bhavan and now he has lost the elections against congress.

Edited By : simran rajpal | Updated: Feb 5, 2024 02:18 IST
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Surendra Pal from BJP Lost Karanpur, Rajasthan
Surendra Pal from BJP Lost Karanpur, Rajasthan

The BJP suffered a huge blow in the by-election for the Karanpur assembly seat in Rajasthan’s Sriganganagar district. Surendra Pal Singh, a BJP candidate, has lost the TT elections from here. Surprisingly, even before this by-election, the BJP had appointed TT to the Bhajan Lal government. As a result, the BJP had a lot riding on this election. Rupinder Singh Kooner, a Congress candidate, defeated Surendra Pal TT by 12 thousand votes.

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Let us remind you that voting was postponed last month during the election campaign due to the death of Congress candidate and then MLA Gurmeet Singh Kunar. Following the announcement of the by-election. The Congress nominated Cooner’s son Rupinder Singh for this seat, but he was defeated by 12,570 votes. Let us remind you that Surendra Pal TT took his oath of office as a minister on December 30, exactly 10 days ago. The Bhajanlal government then appointed Surendra Pal Singh TT as Minister of State. He took the oath of office and secrecy at Jaipur’s Raj Bhavan.

Surendra Pal Singh was highly sure in his victory after becoming minister. He stated, “The voters of Shrikaranpur are very intelligent, and I will undoubtedly win the elections.” The party has also recognized the Sikh community via me, he added. The BJP includes all 36 communities. This is also true in our society.

Ashok Gehlot congratulated Congress leader

Former Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot congratulated the Congress candidate on his victory as soon as the results were announced. In a social media post, he expressed his heartfelt congratulations and best wishes to Congress candidate Rupinder Singh Kunnar on his victory in Srikaranpur. This victory in and of itself. Gurmeet Singh is committed to Kunnar’s public service effort. The people of Srikaranpur have defeated the Bharatiya Janata Party’s pride. 

Congress has expressed objection to TT’s oath

Previously, the state had assembly elections on a total of 199 seats, with the BJP winning 115 of them. Congress had secured 69 seats. Surendra Pal Singh was sworn in as a minister when the BJP government’s cabinet was extended. Congress had also expressed their displeasure with this. According to Congress, this is a violation of the code of conduct. It is prohibited to administer a minister’s oath of office before the candidate’s victory or defeat is announced.

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First published on: Jan 08, 2024 01:26 PM IST

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