Amritsar Urban is one of the most crucial seats in Punjab Assembly Polls 2017. Congress’ Captain Amarinder Singh is taking on SAD’s General JJ Singh from here, while AAP has fielded Balbir Singh from here. The seat is the traditional constituency of Amarinder and presently his wife and former Union Minister Preneet Kaur are sitting MLA from here. Captain Singh belongs to the royal family of erstwhile State of Punjab, a reason why he and his family keeps a strong hold on constituency’s vote bank. Therefore, he is confident about his victory. While on the other hand, General JJ Singh, former chief of Army Staff, has come to Patiala for the first time to campaign in favour of SAD. Reacting to the news about General JJ Singh’s candidature from the constituency, Singh had said: ““For the first time a Captain will defeat a General.”
AAP Dr.Balbir Singh
INC Amarinder Singh
IND Sarbjit Singh
SAD Joginder Jaswant Singh
APP Akshninder Singh
HSSK Kant Pandey
Number of voters in Patiala urban
As per the Election Commission of India, Patiala Urban has 1,40,314 registered voters. The constituency comprises 73,852 male and 66,462 female registered voters.
Who won the elections last time
In the 2012 Assembly elections, the Congress’s Amarinder Singh has won this constituency by a thumping margin of 42,318 votesWith 23,723 votes, the runner-up was Surjit Singh Kohli from Shiromani Akali Dal. While the electorate was recorded at 68.09 %.
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.