Sangrur Lok Sabha Byelection: Excessive-stakes contest sees poor turnout

Sangrur Lok Sabha Byelection: Excessive-stakes contest sees poor turnout

Tribune Information Service

Sangrur, June 23

The overenthusiasm proven by nearly all political events whereas campaigning for the Sangrur Lok Sabha bypoll did not enthuse voters. This was evident from the low turnout of 36.4 per cent (until 5 pm) on Thursday, in opposition to 72.44 per cent in 2019.

Through the Meeting elections early this 12 months, all 9 segments of Sangrur witnessed greater than 70 per cent polling, with Lehra registering the best 79.60 per cent.

Opposition events alleged mistrust of voters within the AAP authorities had led to the drastic fall in polling. The low turnout led CM Bhagwant Mann to request the EC to permit polling until 7 pm because of the ongoing paddy season.

Virtually all high leaders of AAP, Congress, BJP, SAD and SAD (A) had campaigned within the constituency. Whereas the Opposition events focused AAP over regulation and order, the latter claimed it took main selections for the welfare of the state in a brief span.

SAD chief Winnerjit Singh Goldy claimed, “Voters misplaced curiosity within the bypoll because of the failure of the AAP authorities on all fronts. The celebration will lose the seat.”

Accusing the Opposition events of elevating frivolous points, AAP candidate Gurmail Singh claimed pro-people initiatives taken by the federal government would work in his favour.


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