Excitement over Sangrur polls, record low turnout since 1991

Chandigarh: There was no enthusiasm among the people regarding the election of Sangrur Lok Sabha seat. Amidst the worst turnout of 45.30% since 1991, the Sangrur Lok Sabha by-elections were held peacefully on Thursday. According to the data released by the Election Commission, only 45.30 per cent votes were cast. According to data shared by Sangrur Deputy Commissioner-cum-Returning Officer Jatinder Jorwal, the highest turnout was recorded in Dhuri constituency with 48.26% votes while the lowest was 43.1% in Lehra constituency. Malerkotla recorded 47.66%, Sunam 47.22%, Dirhba 46.77%, Sangrur 44.96%, Bhadaur 44.54%, Mahil Kalan 43.8% and Barnala 41.43%.

Polling for the Sangrur Lok Sabha by-elections ended peacefully on Thursday as voters sealed the fate of 16 candidates, including three women. The count will take place on Sunday, June 26.

Amid tight security, polling started at 8 am and continued till 6 pm. However, there were hardly any queues at the polling stations in the nine assembly constituencies under the Sangrur Lok Sabha seat. While there was a clear lack of enthusiasm among the urban voters, most of the farmers and laborers were engaged in paddy sowing in the rural areas, which resulted in low turnout.

Sangrur senior police captain Mandeep Singh Sidhu said, “No incident of violence has been reported in any part of the constituency.

These candidates were standing from this seat

AAP has fielded Gurmel Singh for the seat. The main opposition Congress has fielded Dalveer Singh Goldy, a former MLA from Dhuri, for the by-elections, while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has fielded Kewal Dhillon, a former MLA from Barnala. Were involved. Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) president Simranjit Singh Mann is also in the fray. Kamaldeep Kaur, sister of Balwant Singh Rajoana, convicted in the murder case of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh, has been fielded by the Shiromani Akali Dal.

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