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Punjab: 13 parliamentary constituencies to go to polls in final phase of Lok Sabha election

The 13 parliamentary constituencies in Punjab are Gurdaspur, Amritsar, Khadoor Sahib, Jalandhar (SC), Hoshiarpur (SC), Anandpur Sahib, Ludhiana, Fatehgarh Sahib (SC), Faridkot (SC), Firozpur, Bathinda, Sangrur and Patiala.

Punjab: 13 parliamentary constituencies to go to polls in final phase of Lok Sabha election
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Thirteen parliamentary constituencies in Punjab will go to polls in a single phase during the final phase of Lok Sabha election on Sunday, May 19. These constituencies are Gurdaspur, Amritsar, Khadoor Sahib, Jalandhar (SC), Hoshiarpur (SC), Anandpur Sahib, Ludhiana, Fatehgarh Sahib (SC), Faridkot (SC), Firozpur, Bathinda, Sangrur and Patiala. The polling will take place from 7 am to 6 pm.

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Out of the 13 constituencies, nine are for General Category while four constituencies – Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur, Fatehgarh Sahib and Faridkot – are reserved for Scheduled Castes. A total of 278 candidates are contesting for the 13 seats out of which 24 are women. The lowest number of eight candidates are contesting from Hoshiarpur (SC) while the maximum number of 30 candidates are contesting from Amritsar. A total of 23,213 polling stations have been set up in the state.

Punjab has a total of 2,08,92,674 electors out of which 1,10,59,828 are male, 98,32,286 are female electors and 560 electors are from the third gender. Here's a gender-wise breakup of voters in all the parliamentary constituencies (as on April 29, 2019).

Parliamentary Constituencies Male Female Third Gender Total Voters
Gurdaspur 849761 745479 44 1595284
Amritsar 801639 766178 58 1507875
Khadoor Sahib 867895 770874 73 1638842
Jalandhar 843598 773400 20 1617018
Hoshiarpur 832025 765445 30 1597500
Anandpur Sahib 889506 809328 42 1698876
Ludhiana 903624 779630 71 1683325
Fatehgarh Sahib 799731 703099 31 1502861
Faridkot 818244 723690 37 1541971
Firozpur 862955 755429 35 1618419
Bathinda 861387 760264 20 1621671
Sangrur 814856 714551 25 1529432
Patiala 914607 824919 74 1739600

 

Gender-wise break-up of voters

Campaigning in the state ended on Friday evening. In the fray for Sunday's elections are Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal, Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar and Aam Aadmi Party's Punjab unit chief Bhagwant Mann. Two Union ministers, Badal's wife Harsimrat Kaur Badal (Bathinda) and Hardeep Singh Puri (Amritsar), are also in the field of 278 candidates, 24 of them women.

Counting of votes will take place on Thursday, May 23.