Jalandhar: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Saturday termed the Dasuya by-poll result as the "last nail in the coffin" of Congress in the state.
Claiming that the result was an endorsement to the "pro-people" policies of SAD-BJP government, Sukhbir termed the bypoll as a "trailer" of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections when the SAD-BJP would clinch all 13 parliamentary seats in Punjab.
Thanking the voters for reinstating their faith in the alliance by electing its candidate with a record margin, Badal in a statement said the result showed that the Congress was decimated in Punjab.
"It was Captain Amarinder Singh, who declared Dasuya by-election as referendum on SAD-BJP policies and people of Dasuya have given a befitting reply to him," the Shiromani Akali Dal president asserted.
BJP`s Sukhjit Kaur Sahi, wife of late BJP MLA Amarjit Singh Sahi, defeated her nearest Congress rival Micky Dogra in the Dasuya by-election by a record margin of 47432 votes in the results declared today.
The election was necessitated due to the sudden demise of Amarjit Singh Sah.