Amritsar witnesses 7.22% voter turnout in the first two hours of polling

Amritsar recorded the lowest polling in the first two hours of polling.

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The Lok Sabha Elections phase 7 occurred today (June 1). 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. 2024 elections saw  a turn 7.22% in Amritsar in the first 2 hours of polling, i.e. from 7 am to 9 am. In the last parliamentary elections that took place in the year 2019, Amritsar saw a total voting percentage of 57.07 per cent.

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). It is considered one of the biggest face-offs because all candidates enjoy a good repo among the people of Amritsar. 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. As per the analysis, the major fight is between Congress’s Gurmeet Aujla and AAP’s Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal.

Amritsar has in total of 1676 polling stations. The constituency consists of 8,36,966 males, 7,56,820