The results of the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha election will be declared today. The counting of votes has begun in the parliamentary seat in Punjab at 8 am on Thursday, May 23. Voting for the Gurdaspur seat took place in the seventh and final phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019. Gurdaspur is one of the key Lok Sabha constituencies of Punjab. Gurdaspur is part of the Majha region of Punjab, and the seat number of this constituency is 1. The constituency comprises of nine assembly seats including Dera Baba Nanak, Pathankot, Dinanagar, Qadian and Batala. The seat is not reserved for any category. Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Schedule: Voting In 7 Phases From April 11 to May 19, Counting And Results On May 23; Check All Dates For General Elections.
The main contest in Gurdaspur was between the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The Congress fielded sitting MP Sunil Jakhar, while the BJP gave the ticket to famous Bollywood actor Sunny Deol from here. The last date of filing nomination for the seat was April 22. The scrutiny of nominations papers took place on April 30. Meanwhile, the last date of withdrawal of candidature was May 2.
Here are important details about Gurdaspur Lok Sabha Constituency:
|Issue of Notification||April 22|
|Last date for filing nomination||April 29|
|Scrutiny of nomination||April 30|
|Last date for withdrawal of candidature||May 2|
|Date of Poll||May 19|
|Date of Result||May 23|
Watch: Details of Lok Sabha Polls Phase VII
In 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Khanna who contested on the BJP ticket had won the elections from Gurdaspur. But after his death, by-polls took place in 2017 in which Congress’ Sunil Jakhar defeated BJP candidate Swaran Salaria by over 1.5 lakh votes. Meanwhile, in 2009, Congress’ Pratap Singh Bajwa had defeated Khanna by a huge margin.
List of States And Constituencies That Will Vote On April 11 In Phase VII:
|State (No. of seats voting in this phase)||Constituencies|
|Bihar (8)||Nalanda, Patna Sahib, Pataliputra, Arrah, Buxar, Sasaram, Kurakat, Jahanabad|
|Jharkhand (3)||Rajmahal, Dumka, Godda|
|Madhya Pradesh (8)||Dewas, Ujjain, Mandsaur, Ratlam, Dhar, Indore, Khargone, Khandwa|
|Punjab (13)||Gurdaspur, Amritsar, Khadoor Sahib, Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur, Anandpur Sahib, Ludhiana, Fatehgarh Sahib, Faridkot, Firozpur, Bathinda, Sangrur, Patiala|
|West Bengal (9)||Dum Dum, Barasat, Basirhat, Jaynagar, Mathurapur, Diamond Harbour, Jadavpur, Kolkata Dakshin, Kolkata Uttar|
|Uttar Pradesh (13)||Maharajganj, Gorakhpur, Kushi Nagar, Deoria, Bansgaon, Ghosi, Salempur, Ballia, Ghazipur, Chandauli, Varanasi, Mirzapur, Robertsganj|
|Himachal Pradesh (4)||Kangra, Mandi, Hamirpur, Shimla|
On March 10, the Election Commission of India announced dates for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The elections will take place in seven phases, and the results will be declared on May 23. Around 10 lakh polling stations will be set up across the country for the parliamentary polls.