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Sangrur Lok Sabha by-election: Voting underway, BJP and Aam Aadmi Party candidates cast their votes

Punjab Tribune Bureau | June 23, 2022 02:01 PM

Sangrur: Sangrur by-election, Voting is underway for Sangrur Lok Sabha by-election in Punjab. There was a long queue of people at the polling stations since 8 am. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate Gurmail Singh and BJP candidate Kewal Singh Dhillon along with their families cast their vote on Thursday morning. Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema also claimed victory by casting his vote in the morning.

The maximum number of votes polled is 24.9% in Sunam. Dirba is at the second position with 24.41 per cent voting. At the same time, the lowest 18 percent voting has taken place in Dhuri, the area of CM Bhagwant Mann

Harsimrat Kaur Badal appealed for a fatwa in favor of Kamaldeep

Shiromani Akali Dal MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal reached Shri Harmandir Sahib on Thursday morning to pay obeisance. During this, he said that today the voters of Sangrur are going to take an important decision for the Sikh Panth. She will support Kamaldeep Kaur, who entered the field today as a representative of the Sikh community and the martyrs of the Sikh community lodged in jails. Voters of Sangrur will support the Sikhs who sacrificed today by expressing Kamaldeep.

Aam Aadmi Party has fielded Sarpanch Gurmel Singh for the Sangrur Lok Sabha by-election. While Simranjit Singh Mann is contesting from Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar). Congress has once again given a chance to Dalveer Singh Goldie, who lost the assembly election from Dhuri to CM Mann. Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) has fielded Kamaldeep Kaur Rajoana, sister of Balwant Singh Rajoana, accused in the assassination of former Chief Minister Beant Singh. However, the BJP has fielded only Singh Dhillon, who had recently left the Congress and joined the party.

The credibility of Bhagwant Mann is at stake in the Lok Sabha elections. If this seat goes out of the hands of the Aam Aadmi Party, then the party's presence in the Lok Sabha will become zero. Bhagwant Mann was the party's lone MP in the Lok Sabha before becoming the Chief Minister. Mann had won from Sangrur seat in 2014 and 2019. This by-poll will be AAP's first major election after the formation of the government in Punjab.

The Sangrur Lok Sabha constituency has a total electorate of 15,69,240, of which 8,30,056 are males, 7,39,140 are females and 44 are transgender. A total of 16 candidates are in the fray in this by-election, including 13 male and 3 female candidates. There are a total of 1750 polling stations in the Lok Sabha constituency, out of which 295 polling stations have been declared sensitive.

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