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New to Amritsar, Hardeep Puri hits the ground running

IANS  |  Amritsar 

He may be new to the Sikh holy city of and to the heat and dust of the of the Lok Sabha constituency, but has hit the ground campaigning for the May 19 election to this seat.

On Sunday morning, Puri, accompanied by Rajya Sabha and and other party leaders, was at Amritsar's famous Company Bagh where he met scores of morning walkers-cum- voters.

"We had a good start to the campaigning. I have been meeting party leaders and supporters and the mood is upbeat," Puri said after his campaigning at the Company Bagh.

A who has served the country in London, Brasilia, and (UN) and author, and now for Housing and Urban Affairs, Puri is building his connect with people in after the BJP announced him as its

Puri faces sitting Gurjeet Singh Aujla, who won the by-election here in March 2017 by over 1.97 lakh votes against BJP's Rajinder

Even though Puri and the BJP are trying their best, things are not going to be easy at all.

Besides the March 2017 by-poll loss by a big margin, the BJP suffered a debacle on this seat in the 2014 when its high-profile candidate Arun Jaitley, now the Union Finance Minister, lost by a whopping over one lakh votes to candidate Amarinder Singh, now the



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First Published: Sun, April 28 2019. 14:38 IST