NEW DELHI: Congress candidate Kishori Lal Sharma, who emerged as a giant killer by defeating Union minister and BJP candidate Smriti Irani by a margin of over 1.67 lakh votes from Amethi, on Wednesday met party’s Parliamentary Party chairperson Sonia Gandhi at her residence at 10 Janpath in Delhi.
Sharma also met senior party leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.

In show of admiration for Sharma’s staggering performance in Amethi, Rahul Gandhi gave him a warm hug.
As per the data release by the the Election Commission, Irani bagged 3,72,032 votes, while Sharma polled 5,39,228 votes.
“I had brought with me Rahul Gandhi’s winning certificate. I sought Sonia Gandhi’s blessings. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Rahul Gandhi, and KC Venugopal were also there… They asked me to stay humble, just as I am. This is what they asked of me… Irrespective of whether people voted for me or not, I am everyone’s MP and I will work for everyone… I will never make any plans without involving the people of Amethi…” said Sharma.
(With inputs from agencies)