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Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Introducing Seven Independent Winners

In the forthcoming 18th Lok Sabha, a total of 526 candidates will represent the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA), which secured 292 seats in the recently-concluded general elections, and the Congress-led INDIA bloc, which obtained 234 seats. The remaining 17 Members of Parliament (MPs) are not affiliated with either bloc, with seven of them contesting […]

In the forthcoming 18th Lok Sabha, a total of 526 candidates will represent the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA), which secured 292 seats in the recently-concluded general elections, and the Congress-led INDIA bloc, which obtained 234 seats. The remaining 17 Members of Parliament (MPs) are not affiliated with either bloc, with seven of them contesting and winning as independents.

The seven independent winners are Amritpal Singh, Sarabjeet Singh Khalsa, Patel Umeshbhai Babubhai, Mohamad Haneefa, Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav, Vishal Patil, and Sheikh Abdul Rashid alias Rashid Engineer. Notably, two of them, Amritpal Singh and Rashid Engineer, are currently incarcerated.

Here is the list of from where each of these independent candidate contested:

Here’s a brief profile of each independent winner:

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