Amritsar sees 20.17% voter turnout by 11 AM; rural assembly constituency records highest turnout

Amritsar is seeing a similar trend to Jalandhar where rural areas are seeing a higher percentage of turnout than urban areas.

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The Lok Sabha Elections 2024 are underway with the voting to be concluded today (June 1). Punjab locals also voted for the suitable candidate in the 7th and last phase of voting. Amritsar recorded 20.17% by 11 AM. Amritsar is seeing a higher voter turnout in villages. Majitha constituency recorded the highest turnout 23.90%. Lowest turnout was recorded in Amritsar Center, 14.43%.

This was the first time that Punjab witnessed four-cornered elections. All the major 4 political parties namely AAP, BJP, Congress and SAD contested for elections without any alliance. This seat is very significant for all major political parties as the candidates contesting are considered close to the party conveners. In 2019, Amritsar saw a total voting percentage of 57.07 per cent. This year, the voting percentage was seen to be % from 7 AM to 11 AM

The Lok Sabha seat of Amritsar is being considered as the one that will witness a major face-off. The major candidates who will be contesting elections from this seat are Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal (AAP), Taranjit Singh Sandhu (BJP), Gurmeet Aujla (Congress), and Anil Joshi (SAD).

This is after 21 years that BJP has come in elections without any alliance. For the unversed, it was in 1997 that the BJP formed an alliance with SAD and till 2019 they contested elections together. Post 2019, this was the first time that BJP and SAD contested solo in an assembly election.

Amritsar has in total of 1676 polling stations. The constituency consists of 8,36,966 males, 7,56,820 females and 60 transgenders making a total of 1593846 voters.