Thursday, May 13, 2004

in my own constituency ...

Mumbai (North-Central): Eknath Gaikwad of the Indian National Congress [didn't know they had changed their name from Congress(I) to the INC] defeated the Lok Sabha speaker Manohar Joshi by 8615 votes.

Several other prominent leaders and Union ministers also failed to win a seat, including External Affiars Minister Yashwant Sinha (Hazaribagh), Human Resource Development Minister Murli Manohar Joshi(Allahabad), Petroleum Minister Ram Naik (Mumbai-North), Food and Civil Supplies Minister Sharad Yadav (Madhepura), Railways Minister Nitish Kumar (Barh), Labour Minister Sahib Singh Verma (Outer Delhi), and Tourism Minister Jagmohan (New Delhi).

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