Jalandhar sees 53.66 % voter turnout by 5 PM in LS polls; Check constituency-wise numbers & significance

The cities saw more voter turnout than rural areas initially. However, by evening rural and urban areas were both neck-to-neck in voter turnouts.

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Seventh phase of Lok Sabha elections 2024 are underway. Polling in all 13 constituencies of Punjab is going on.  This was for the very first time that Punjab witnessed four-cornered elections. By midday Jalandhar recorded a voter turnout of 37.95 % trailing behind the others. By 5 PM however, the votes in rural and urban were neck and neck in counts. Even though the 70% target seems far away.

Surprisingly, by 5 PM, the highest voter turnout was seen in the Jalandhar North constituency 56.12%. Lowest was also in an urban area, Jalandhar Central (51.20%).

Interestingly, Adampur saw a turnout of 38.00%, where AAP candidate Pawan Kumar Tinu is the MLA is also among the highest turnouts.

Here is constituency wise rundown in Jalandhar

  • Adampur: 52.90 %
  • Kartarpur: 54.00 %
  • Jalandhar North: 56.12 %
  • Jalandhar Central: 51.20 %
  • Jalandhar Cantt.: 52.94 %
  • Jalandhar West: 54.10 %
  • Nakodar: 53.41 %
  • Phillaur: 54.20 %
  • Shahkot: 53.82 %

The major candidates who contested elections from this seat are Pawan Kumar Tinu (AAP), Sushil Kumar Rinku (BJP), Charanjit Singh Channi (Congress), and Mohinder Singh Kaypee (SAD). Jalandhar would again be an interesting face-off for upcoming assembly elections. As Channi and Tinu who are known Dalit face contested against Sushil Rinku who has changed parties for third time but enjoys a good repo among Jalandhar residents. On Jalandhar’s Lok Sabha Seat the main fight would be between Congress candidate and former Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi and BJP’s Sushil Rinku as per analysis.