Chandigarh: Congress leader and former union minister Preneet Kaur on Monday won the Patiala Assembly seat defeating her nearest SAD rival Bhagwan Dass Juneja.
Kaur, wife of former chief minister Amarinder Singh, won by a margin of over 23,282 votes, an election office spokesman said.
The seat fell vacant after Amarinder got elected to Lok Sabha from Amritsar.
Patiala seat was retained by Congress.
Kaur polled 52,967 votes, SAD nominee Bhagwan Dass Juneja 29,685 and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate Harjit S Adaltiwala 5724 votes.