Stage set for polling in Anandpur Sahib constituency today

  • Hillary Victor, Hindustan Times, SAS Nagar
  • Updated: Apr 30, 2014 11:10 IST

The stage is set for polling in the Anandpur Sahib constituency on Wednesday, involving above 15.5 lakh voters, who will decide the fate of 18 candidates in fray. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate Himmat Singh Shergill has turned the fight between Congress nominee Ambika Soni and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) candidate Prem Singh Chandumajra into a three-cornered contest.

With move to make last ditch effort, the three candidates organised door-to-door campaigning in SAS Nagar on Tuesday.

The district administra-tions of SAS Nagar, Rupnagar, Nawanshahr and Garhshankar assembly, which is part of Hoshiarpur district and is under Anandpur Sahib constituency, is all geared up for the elections.

Soni on Tuesday visited Naina Devi shrine to seek blessings, while Chandumajra appealed to the people to give a crushing defeat to the corrupt, inefficient, degenerated and weak Congress-led UPA government at the Centre.

Shergill too claims that, “We are sure to win the seat as people are fed up with the misrule of Congress and SAD. The response we got during the campaign was immense.”

In SAS Nagar, nearly 4 lakh voters will cast votes, including 2 lakh each of male and female voters.

Returning officer for the constituency Pardeep Singh Aggarwal said, “All the arrangements have been done and polling agents will be available at their respective booths from 7am to 6pm.

Electronic voting machines (EVMs), along with other election-related material, have been dispatched for respective polling booths.

We are expecting a high turnout due immense awareness campaigns.”

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