Lok Sabha elections 2019: Akali citadel Ferozepur constituency is a tough challenge
Shiromani Akali Dal has won Punjab’s Ferozepur Lok Sabha seat five times in a row and its former leader Sher Singh Ghubaya had held the fort for a decade.
Sher Singh Ghubaya, who joined the Congress party in March, had defeated the grand old party’s heavyweight Sunil Jakhar from the Ferozepur seat in 2014. In the 2009 Lok Sabha polls, he had defeated the then Congress leader Jagmeet Singh Brar.
Founded by Sultan Firoz Shah Tughluq, Ferozepur will vote on May 19 and the result will be declared on May 23.
Here are some details about the Ferozepur Lok Sabha seat:
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Ferozepur
Polling date: May 19
Sitting MP, party: Sher Singh Ghubaya, SAD
Winning margin in 2014: 31,420
Runner up name, party: Sunil Jakhar, Congress
Number of voters in 2014: 1,105,412
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 72.62%
Number of women voters in 2014: 713,254
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,692