The results of the Lok Sabha elections are out. While the results have brought in some new faces like Moon Moon Sen and Harsh Vardhan in the Lok Sabha, there are some old ones who failed to make it to Parliament this year. Some stalwarts like Kapil Sibal and Salman Khurshid failed to ensure a win this time. Here’s a list of 30 prominent names that failed in the race to the lower house of Parliament:
1. Former Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal who challenged Narendra Modi in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh lost with a margin of 371784 votes.
2. Ministry of Law & Justice Kapil Sibal of Congress lost to BJP’s Dr. Harsh Vardhan from Chandni Chowk constituency in Delhi.3
3. Minister of External Affairs Salman Khursheed, who during election campaign called Narendra Modi “impotent” lost to BJP’s Mukesh Rajput of BJP from Farrukhabad constituency in Uttar Pradesh.
4. Congress general secretary Ajay Maken lost to BJP’s Meenakshi Lekhi from New Delhi constituency in Delhi.
5. BJP’s Smirti Irani, who contested from Amethi against Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi lost despite huge sweep by BJP across country.
6. Priya Dutt of Congress lost her Mumbai North Central constituency to her rival Poonam Mahajan of BJP.
7. Music composer and BJP candidate from Srerampur constituency Bappi Lahiri loses to TMC’s Kalyan Banerjee in West Bengal.
8.. Bollywood actor Raj Babbar lost to V.K. Singh of BJP from Ghaziabad constituency of Uttar Pradesh.
9. Lok Sabha speaker Meera Kumar of Indian national congress lost to Chhedi paswan of Bhartiya Janta Party in Sasaram constituency of Bihar.
10. Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh of Rashtriya Lok Dal lost to Dr. Satya Pal Singh of BJP from Baghpat constituency in Uttar Pradesh.
11. Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal of Indian National Congress lost to Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi of BJP from Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh.
12. Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah of National Conference lost to Tariq Hameed Karra of PDP from Srinagar constituency in Jammu and Kashmir.
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13. Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad of Congress lost to Dr. Jitendra Singh of BJP from Udhampur constituency in Jammu and Kashmir.
14. Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office V. Narayanasamy who contested continued…