Indian Soldiers behind BJP’s victory in Pauri

via HK published on February 29, 2008

DEHRADUN: Soldiers and defence personnel were instrumental in the victory of Lt-General TPS Rawat of BJP in Pauri Lok Sabha by-election. Lt-General Rawat defeated Congress candidate Mr Satpal Maharaj in a tough contest with a margin of 4,506 votes.


The Congress candidate placed a stiff challenge to the BJP, which managed this win only with the help of the postal ballots mostly by the defense personals. It was the postal ballot which elevated the BJP candidate’s support.


Out of approximately 10,000 postal ballots received, most of them from Indian defense personals posted across the country, 90% went to the Lt. General.

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