Patiala sees 25.18% voter turnout by 11 AM in Punjab Lok Sabha Polls 2024

In Patiala, the lowest polling was seen in the assembly constituency of Akali Dal candidate NK Sharma, Dera Bassi

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The voting for Punjab occurred on 1st June 2024 in the seventh and last phase of Lok Sabha Elections. The result will be announced on 4th June 2024. The Lok Sabha seat of Patiala was considered the hot seat because of the candidates contesting against each other. In 2024 elections, Patiala saw 25.18% of its voters cast their vote from 7 AM to 11 AM. Assembly constituency-wise, Patiala’s highest turnout was recorded in the village Sanour 28.39% with lowest in Dera Bassi, 18.10%

Patiala is witnessing a four cornered election for the first time. 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.

Patiala was being considered as the hot seat because of the popular candidates that were announced from here. This year, Capt. Amarinder Singh’s wife Preneet Kaur is contesting from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Former Punjab CM Capt. Amarinder Singh’s family has always had a stronghold in Patiala. His wife Preneet Kaur is the only candidate who has won the election from this constituency thrice i.e. in years 2004, 2009 and 2019. Punjab’s Health Minister Dr. Balbir Sidhu contested from Aam Aadmi Party. The party performed quite well in Patiala during previous Assembly Elections. After Preneet Kaur went to BJP, Congress announced Dr. Dharamvir Gandhi as their candidate from the Patiala constituency. Shiromani Akali Dal announced Zirakpur Ex-MLA and builder NK Sharma as a candidate for LS Polls 2024. Looking at all the candidates, the main fight will be between BJP’s Preneet Kaur and Congress’s Dharamvir Gandhi

Patiala has in total of 2077 polling stations. The constituency consists of 9,35,238 males, 8,52,433 females and 76 transgenders making a total of 1787747 voters.