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Sharmistha loses Greater Kailash, gets just 6,000 votes

IANS  |  New Delhi 

President Pranab Mukherjee's daughter Sharmistha Mukherjee, the candidate from Greater constituency, managed just 6,102 votes, far behind the victorious AAP candidate Saurabh Bharadwaj and the BJP's Rakesh Gullaiya.

While Bharadwaj got 57,589 votes, Gullaiya got 43,006.

Sharmistha Mukherjee joined the last year. An accomplished Kathak dancer, she lives in Greater and had met members of residents' welfare organisations and campaigned actively for the polls.

Some members of the West Bengal came to Delhi to campaign for Sharmistha Mukherjee towards the end of the campaign. Deepa Dasmunshi and Manas Bhuniya were seen in Bengali-predominant Chittaranjan Park during the campaign.

Sharmistha Mukherjee had been banking on the 20,000-odd Bengali voters in the constituency, mostly in Chittaranjan Park and also in Chirag Dilli and Kalkaji areas. But it appears the Bengali votes did not come her way.

First Published: Tue, February 10 2015. 19:22 IST