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Discus thrower Krishna Poonia now a Cong MLA, wins elections in Rajasthan

It was Poonia's second attempt to get an entry in the Rajasthan legislature

Krishna Poonia
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Beginning new innings, discus thrower Krishna Poonia, the 2010 CWG gold medallist, on Tuesday won the Sadulpur assembly seat in Rajasthan defeating sitting BSP MLA Manoj Nyangali. Contesting on a Congress ticket, Poonia won by a healthy margin of 18,084 votes after receiving 70,020 votes. ALSO READ: Heartland heartbreak: BJP gets a shock in MP, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh It was Poonia's second attempt to get an entry in the state legislature, having suffered defeat in the previous elections. The Congress won 101 seats in the house of 199 while the BJP won ...