Lok Sabha elections 2019: Congress has reigned in Punjab’s Jalandhar constituency for decades
The Jalandhar parliamentary constituency in Punjab has been a Congress pocket borough for long and the grand old party has won the seat in the last four consecutive Lok Sabha elections.
Santokh Singh Chaudhary of the Congress is the sitting member of Parliament from Jalandhar. One of the 13 Lok Sabha seats in the northern state’s Dalit heartland of Doaba region, it is reserved for members of Scheduled Castes.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has nominated justice Zora Singh (retd) and SAD has fielded Charanjit Singh Atwal to contest from Jalandhar this year.
Polling will be held in Jalandhar on May 19 and votes will be counted on May 23.
Here are a few facts about the Jalandhar Lok Sabha seat:
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Jalandhar
Polling date: May 19
Sitting MP, party: Santokh Singh Chaudhary, Congress
Winning margin in 2014: 70,981
Runner up name, party: Pawan Kumar Tinu, SAD
Number of voters in 2014: 1,040,762
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 67.08%
Number of women voters in 2014: 742,967
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,815