Faridkot: All you should know about your constituency
Faridkot constituency comprises of nine assembly segments spreading across four districts -- Faridkot, Moga, Muktsar and Bathinda. It has three assembly segments of Farikdot district, four of Moga, one Giddarbaha and Rampura Phul of Muktsar and Bathinda respectively. Top candidates from Faridkot | Poll Facts about the constituency | Candidates vision for Faridkot | Blame game | Quotable Quotespunjab Updated: Apr 25, 2014 16:21 IST
Faridkot constituency comprises of nine assembly segments spreading across four districts -- Faridkot, Moga, Muktsar and Bathinda. It has three assembly segments of Farikdot district, four of Moga, one Giddarbaha and Rampura Phul of Muktsar and Bathinda respectively.Facts:
Total number of voters: 1450423 as on April 9, 2014.
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Faridkot district: Faridkot, Kotkapura and Jaitu(reserved).
Moga district: Moga, Nihal Singh wala, (reserved)Bagha Purana and Dharamkot.
Muktsar district: Giddarbaha
Bathinda district: Rampura Phul
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There is more rural population than the urban as only Moga, Faridkot and Kotkapura has large urban population while the rest of the constituencies are rural dominant.
At a glance
Having earlier represented Bathinda Lok Sabha seat, SAD MP Paramjit Kaur Gulshan is vying for her second victory from Faridkot (reserved) seat. Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, deputy CM Sukhbir Badal and Congress’ Jagmeet Singh Brar represented this seat when it was not reserved. Predominantly rural, it’s spread across Moga, Muktsar, Bathinda and Faridkot districts. Mehraj, the ancestral village of Capt Amarinder Singh, is part of Faridkot parliamentary seat.
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DRUGS: Non-availability of poppy husk is a primary concern of a sizeable section of the electorate. Poppy husk addicts are demanding opening of poppy husk shops on the lines of liquor vends. While the liquor business being controlled by the Akalis is booming, the drug peddlers are equally active, supplying what rural people call ‘chitta powder’ — ostensibly synthetic drugs.
SAND ‘SHORTAGE’: People are openly blaming the state government for creating sand and gravel ‘shortage’. These essential construction commodities are being sold on the black market. And residents from villages to towns are accusing those owing allegiance to the Shiromani Akali Dal of systematically capturing the sand business.
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ABSENTEE MP: Sitting MP Paramjit Kaur Gulshan’s alleged absence from the constituency has been causing embarrassment to the SAD spin masters, much to the delight of the Congress. During canvassing, the MP is facing stiff resistance from voters who at some places did not even allow her to step into their villages.