Sangrur Lok Sabha bypoll sees 44.41 per cent voter turnout
Chandigarh, June 24
A low turnout of 44.41 per cent was recorded within the bypoll to Punjab’s Sangrur Lok Sabha constituency, in response to official figures launched on Friday morning.
Voting was held on Thursday from 8 am to six pm, and till late night, the provisional figures stood at 37.01 per cent.
Polling officers had earlier mentioned that the numbers may enhance as soon as the info was compiled. The Sangrur Lok Sabha seat had recorded 72.44 per cent polling within the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. A lot of the 9 meeting segments of the constituency recorded poor turnout all through the day.
The bypoll was necessitated following the resignation of Bhagwant Mann from the Lok Sabha after he was elected as an MLA within the state meeting elections earlier this yr. Mann had gained the Sangrur seat within the 2014 and the 2019 parliamentary elections.
The ruling Aam Aadmi Get together (AAP) is going through its first check of recognition after its spectacular efficiency within the meeting polls. The bypoll was held at a time when the AAP is going through opposition warmth over the law-and-order situation within the state and the killing of singer Sidhu Moosewala.
Mann had campaigned extensively and in addition took out a highway present with AAP nationwide convener Arvind Kejriwal on Monday, urging voters to make sure the victory of Gurmail Singh, the occasion’s Sangrur district in-charge.
The principle opposition Congress fielded former Dhuri MLA Dalvir Singh Goldy, whereas the BJP fielded former Barnala MLA Kewal Dhillon, who had joined the occasion on June 4.
Kamaldeep Kaur, sister of Balwant Singh Rajoana, a convict in former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh’s assassination case, was fielded by the SAD. Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) chief Simranjit Singh Mann can also be within the fray.