Amritsar elects Sidhu for Parliament innings

Published: Thursday, May 13, 2004, 23:53 [IST]
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New Delhi:Former India cricketer, Navjot Singh Sidhu, has been elected as a Member of Parliament for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from Amritsar.

Sidhu, 40, defeated Congress veteran Roshan Lal Bhatia by a margin of nearly 80,000 votes in the holy city of Amritsar for his maiden entry into the parliament.

The former hard-hitting opening batsman, who is also a noted TV commentator, quit international cricket in 1999 after scoring 3,202 runs in 51 Tests with nine centuries and 4,413 runs in 136 One-day Internationals.

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