AAP leads with big margin of about 50,000 votes in multi-cornered Jalandhar bypoll
CHANDIGARH: The Aam Aadmi Social gathering (AAP) is main by almost 50000 votes within the Jalandhar Lok Sabha bypoll from its nearest rival the Congress, based on early developments from the counting of votes on Saturday.
The AAP’s Sushil Rinku is main from his nearest rival and Congress candidate Karamjit Kaur.
The occasion acquired 243285 votes, whereas the Congress had 194805 votes by 11 a.m.
The BJP was third with 120913 votes, and the Akali-BSP mix was on the fourth place with 117331 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 have been 16,21,800 voters in 9 Meeting segments beneath 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.
Whereas the Shiromani Akali Dal-Bahujan Samaj Social gathering (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 rely 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 participating within the Punjab leg of the Bharat Jodo Yatra of occasion 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 significant setback when SAD (Amritsar)’s Simranjit Singh Mann gained 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 Meeting election in February 2022 from Dhuri and have become the Chief Minister.