Thu. Nov 30th, 2023

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is main by almost 14, 000 votes within the Jalandhar Lok Sabha bypoll from its nearest rival the Congress, in keeping with early traits from the counting of votes on Saturday.

The AAP’s Sushil Rinku is main from his nearest rival and Congress candidate Karamjit Kaur.

The celebration obtained 91, 072 votes, whereas the Congress had 77, 076 votes by 10 a.m.

The BJP was third with 48, 918 votes, and the Akali-BSP mix was on the fourth place with 42, 763 votes.

Counting of ballots for a four-cornered fierce contest for the Jalandhar parliamentary reserved seat in state’s Dalit-dominated Doaba area, a standard Congress bastion, is underway.

A voter turnout of over 54 per cent, decline from 63.04 per cent within the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, was recorded on Wednesday.

There had been 16, 21, 800 voters in 9 Assembly segments below the parliamentary constituency.

After the Sangrur debacle, the Jalandhar bypoll is seen because the litmus check for the state 13-month-old AAP. It has fielded Rinku, a former Congress MLA from the seat.

While the Shiromani Akali Dal-Bahujan Samaj Party (SAD-BSP) mix has fielded Sukhwinder Kumar Sukhi, the BJP has given the ticket to Akali turncoat and former legislator Inder Iqbal Singh Atwal.

A complete of 19 candidates are within the fray.

Deputy Commissioner Jaspreet Singh stated for the poll depend 20 counting groups, comprising one counting observer, one assistant, and one micro-observer have been deployed at every counting centre.

The bypoll is necessitated with the dying of Congress MP Santokh Chaudhary resulting from a coronary heart assault whereas collaborating within the Punjab leg of the Bharat Jodo Yatra of celebration chief Rahul Gandhi in January.

The Congress, with which the seat remained undefeated since 1999, has fielded Chaudhary’s widow Karamjit Kaur because the candidate,

In June 2022, AAP had witnessed a serious setback when SAD (Amritsar)’s Simranjit Singh Mann received the Sangrur Lok Sabha seat after defeating his nearest rival, AAP’s Gurmail Singh, by a slender margin.

The Sangrur constituency was as soon as a stronghold of AAP. Bhagwant Mann had represented this seat twice — 2014 and 2019.

He had vacated the seat after successful the Assembly election in February 2022 from Dhuri and have become the Chief Minister.

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