Chandigarh: Congress candidate and former Indian hockey captain Pargat Singh retained his Jalandhar Cantonment seat by defeating Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) candidate Sarabjit Singh Makkar by a margin of 29,124 votes.

Pargat, an Olympian, polled 59,349 votes, while Sarabjit Singh got 30,225 votes and Aam Aadmi Party’s Harkrishan Singh Walia got 25,912 votes.

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Notably, Pargat had won the 2012 assembly polls on a SAD ticket. In 2015, Pargat had quit SAD and switched over to the Congress.

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