Punjab Congress President casts vote in Sri Muktsar Sahib, urges voters to "select right candidates"

Punjab Congress President and candidate from Ludhiana Lok Sabha Seat, Amrinder Singh Raja Warring casts his vote at a polling booth in Sri Muktsar Sahib under the Firozpur Lok Sabha constituency on Saturday.


ANI | Updated: 01-06-2024 18:10 IST | Created: 01-06-2024 18:10 IST
Punjab Congress President casts vote in Sri Muktsar Sahib, urges voters to "select right candidates"
Punjab Congress Chief Amrinder Singh Raja Warring casts vote (Photo/ANI). Image Credit: ANI
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Punjab Congress President and candidate from Ludhiana Lok Sabha Seat, Amrinder Singh Raja Warring casts his vote at a polling booth in Sri Muktsar Sahib under the Firozpur Lok Sabha constituency on Saturday. "I would request everyone to exercise their democratic right of a vote and select the right candidates who will work for the country and people," Warring told ANI after casting his vote

Commenting on Home Minister Amit Shah's statement that Congress is going to boycott the debate on the exit polls, he said, "The country doesn't want to hear about Prime Minister Narendra Modi or Amit Shah. And they (BJP) should not teach us what to do. The Congress party gave sacrifices for the nation but the BJP, especially Amit Shah and PM Modi has done nothing for the nation." The seventh and final phase of polling started on Saturday in the last 57 parliamentary constituencies across seven states and the Union Territory of Chandigarh.

Ludhiana Lok Sabha seat, one of the 13 Parliamentary constituencies, is witnessing a multi-cornered contest among the Bharatiya Janata Party leader and two-time Ludhiana MP Ravneet Singh Bittu, Punjab Congress Chief Amarinder Singh Raja Warring and Aam Aadmi Party leader Ashok Parashar Pappi. Shiromani Akali Dal has fielded Ranjit Singh Dhillon as the party's candidate from Ludhiana. Pappi represents Ludhiana Central in the Punjab Assembly.

Ravneet Singh Bittu is the grandson of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh and the son of former Punjab minister Tej Parkash Singh. In the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, Bittu defeated Simarjeet Singh Bains from the Lok Insaaf Party by 76,372 votes. In 2014, he defeated the Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) Harvinder Singh Phoolka with a margin of 19,709 votes. Polling for the earlier six phases of Lok Sabha elections was held on April 19, April 26, May 7, May 13, May 20 and May 25. Assembly polls have also been held in Andhra Pradesh, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh. Odisha is also seeing simultaneous polls to Lok Sabha and assembly in the last four phases.

The counting of votes will be held on June 4. (ANI)

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