Maneka Gandhi loses (Lead)May 16th, 2009 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Aonla (Uttar Pradesh), May 16 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and five-time MP Maneka Gandhi lost to Dharmenda Kashyap of the Samajwadi Party (SP) from the Aonla constituency Saturday by 22,000 votes.
The gamble to vacate her long-time seat of Pilibhit for son and BJP candidate Varun Gandhi and shift to Aonla did not pay off for Maneka Gandhi.
In Pilibhit, Varun Gandhi had created controversy with his purported hate speeches against Muslims.
-Indo-Asian News Service