Congress candidate from Gurdaspur Lok Sabha constituency Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa cast his vote

Congress Lok Sabha candidate Sukhjinder Singh from Gurdaspur constituency arrived with his family at the designated polling to cast their votes in the seventh and final phase of the Lok Sabha Elections 2024.


ANI | Updated: 01-06-2024 10:19 IST | Created: 01-06-2024 10:19 IST
Congress candidate from Gurdaspur Lok Sabha constituency Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa cast his vote
Congress Lok Sabha candidate Sukhjinder Singh from Gurdaspur constituency (Photo/ANI) . Image Credit: ANI
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Congress Lok Sabha candidate Sukhjinder Singh from Gurdaspur constituency arrived with his family at the designated polling to cast their votes in the seventh and final phase of the Lok Sabha Elections 2024. Praising the people of Gurdaspur, Randhawa remarked that the public of Gurdaspur are sensible and need a strong and powerful leader who will advocate not only for them but for the entire state of Punjab.

"I believe in my voters because the public here doesn't vote based on party lines; they vote for the candidate who will work for them. They need a strong and powerful leader who will take stands for them and address their issues in Parliament with a sense of urgency." When asked about the chances of the INDIA alliance winning, Singh said, "The public will tell on June 4 what the INDIA alliance is."

The Gurdaspur Lok Sabha constituency falls under the unreserved category. Congress from the INDIA bloc has fielded Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa while BJP has given a ticket to Dinesh Singh. Amansher Singh from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is seeking his first term from this seat. Gurdaspur has been a constituency linked to celebrities with the late Vinod Khanna having represented it. In 2019, BJP candidate and actor Sunny Deol won the 2019 election with a victory margin of 82,459 votes, securing 5,58,719 votes. While Sunil Jakhar of the INC got 4,76,260 votes. The constituency witnessed a significant voter turnout of 69.36% in 2019.

The seventh phase marks a grand finish to the world's largest polling marathon that began on the 19th of last month and has already covered six phases and 486 Lok Sabha seats. Voting started in the last 57 parliamentary constituencies at 7 am today across seven states and the Union Territory of Chandigarh.

According to the Election Commission of India, over 10.06 crore electors including approximately 5.24 crore male, 4.82 crore female and 3574 third gender electors are expected to exercise their franchise. The seven States in which polling is scheduled include Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Odisha, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and the Union Territory of Chandigarh. Polling for the remaining 42 Assembly constituencies of the Odisha State Legislative Assembly will also take place simultaneously.

A total of 904 candidates are in the fray for the final phase of polling. The prominent candidates in the fray in this phase include Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders Ravi Shankar Prasad, Nishikant Dubey, Ravneet Singh Bittu, Congress leaders Manish Tewari, Charanjit Singh Channi, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Misa Bharti. 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 seeing simultaneous polls to Lok Sabha and assembly in the last four phases. (ANI)

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