1. Gurdaspur constituency Assembly election winner 2017

Gurdaspur constituency Assembly election winner 2017

Chhotepur, who is fighting on the ticket of newly formed Apna Punjab Party, is facing tough contest from AAP's Amarjit Singh Chahal and SAD's Gurbachan Singh Babehali.

By: | Published: March 11, 2017 9:21 AM
who is fighting on the ticket of newly formed Apna Punjab Party, is facing tough contest from AAP’s Amarjit Singh Chahal and SAD’s Gurbachan Singh Babehali. (Photo:IE)

The three corner contest in Punjab’s Gurdaspur is making it an interesting battle. Former Aam Aadmi Party Punjab convenor Sucha Singh Chhotepur is fighting elections from this constituency. The leader, who is fighting on the ticket of  newly formed Apna Punjab Party, is facing tough contest from AAP’s Amarjit Singh Chahal and SAD’s  Gurbachan Singh Babehali. After being sacked on corruption charges from Aam Aadmi Party, Chhotepur floated his own party named Aapna Punjab Party with himself as its convener. Whili floating the party, Chotepur said that his regional party was the “need of the hour” after national parties like Congress, BJP, AAP and regional party SAD “failed” to take care of the interest of Punjab. Gurdaspur is constituency No. 4 of Punjab legislative assembly. It is situated in Gurdaspur district and comes under the Lok Sabha constituency that goes by the same name. Gurdaspur is an unreserved assembly constituency.

Who all are contesting:

BSP    Major Som Nath
AAP    Amarjit Singh Chahal
INC    Barindermeet Singh Pahra
IND    Swaranjit Singh
SAD    Gurbachan Singh Babehali
HSS    Sandeep Kumar
APP    Sucha Singh Chhotepur
HUP    Pankaj

Number of voters in Gurdaspur

As per Election Comission of India, Gurdaspur has 1,40,023 registered voters. Constituency comprises of 73,086 male and 66,937 female registered voters.

Who won last time

In the 2012 Punjab assembly elections, the Shiromani Akali Dal’s Gurbachan Singh Babbehali had won this constituency by 21,570 votes. Babbehali, SAD’s winning candidate, had secured 59,905 votes. While the runner-up was Raman Bahl of Congress with 38,335 votes. The voter turnout was 74.80 %.

Punjab Elections 2017

Punjab, which went to the polls on February 4, has emerged as much of a high-stake elections for BJP and Congress as Uttar Pradesh. The state this time has seen the entry of Aam Aadmi Party, which, going by its past records could be a dangerous addition for all the traditional players. If BJP-Akali Dal alliance win, it would be seen as result of Narendra Modi’s efforts. However, BJP-SAD defeat would be attributed more to Badal’s misrule. The state has seen an endemic drug problem over the past decade, growing unemployment – the core issues on which Congress and AAP have been cornering SAD.

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