Chidambaram wins in Sivaganga after re-counting

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Sivaganga: Congress leader and Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram has won the Sivaganga parliamentary constituency after re-counting.

Earlier, Chidambaram was declared to have lost to his All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) rival Raja Kannappan.

But, later re-counting of votes took place and Chidambaram was declared winner.


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Home Minister P Chidambaram loses in Sivaganga

Sivaganga: Congress leader and Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram has lost the elections in Tamil Nadu"s Sivaganga parliamentary constituency to his All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) rival Raja Kannappan.

According to sources, a repoll has been ordered in the constituency.

Meanwhile, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shatrughan Sinha has won the Patna seat, beating his rival and television actor Shekhar Suman of Congress.

In Ghaziabad, BJP President Rajnath Singh has won, while Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Chief Lalu Prasad has managed to win only the Saran seat.

Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Mamta Banerjee has won the South Kolkata seat, beating her nearest rival Robin Deb of CPI-M.

Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief and Steel Minister Ram Vilas Paswan has lost against the Janata Dal-United"s (JD-U) Ram Sundar Das in Bihar"s Hajipur parliamentary constituency.

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