Lok Sabha Elections: Radical Sikh preacher Amritpal Singh leading from Khadoor Sahib seat in Punjab by over 1 lakh votes

Punjab Election Results 2024: According to initial trends, the Congress is leading in six Lok Sabha seats, while the AAP is leading in four in Punjab.

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Updated4 Jun 2024, 01:33 PM IST
FILE PHOTO: Amritpal Singh, a radical Sikh leader, leaves the holy Sikh shrine of the Golden Temple along with his supporters, in Amritsar, India, March 3, 2023. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: Amritpal Singh, a radical Sikh leader, leaves the holy Sikh shrine of the Golden Temple along with his supporters, in Amritsar, India, March 3, 2023. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo(REUTERS)

Radical Sikh preacher Amritpal Singh is leading in Punjab's Khadoor Sahib Lok Sabha seat over the Congress' Kulbir Singh Zira, according to the Election Commission of India (ECI), in initial trends on Tuesday.

He is leading by over 1,00,000 votes against Cong's Kulbir Singh Zira in Punjab's Khadoor Sahib seat

Amritpal, the chief of the 'Waris Punjab De' outfit currently lodged in Assam's Dibrugarh jail under the National Security Act, contested the election as an Independent.

Initial trends in Punjab show that the Congress is leading in six Lok Sabha seats, while the AAP is leading in four.

The trends show that the Congress is leading from Amritsar, Jalandhar, Fatehgarh Sahib, Ferozepur, Gurdaspur, and Patiala seats, while the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is leading from Hoshiarpur, Anandpur Sahib, Sangrur, and Bathinda seats.

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Punjab Lok Sabha Election 2024

Officials confirmed on Tuesday that vote counting for the 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab and the solitary Chandigarh seat commenced at 8 am under tight security measures. A total of 328 candidates, including 26 women, contested in Punjab, while 19 candidates, including two women, are vying for the seat in Chandigarh.

Several prominent candidates contested in Punjab, including Preneet Kaur of the BJP, Sushil Rinku of the Shiromani Akali Dal, and Harsimrat Kaur Badal of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD). Former chief minister and Congress candidate Charanjit Singh Channi was also part of the electoral fray.

Lok Sabha Election 2024: Prominent leaders in fray in Punjab

In Ludhiana, the Congress' Punjab unit chief Amrinder Singh Raja Warring contested against the BJP's Ravneet Singh Bittu. Other key contenders included Congress candidate and former deputy chief minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, former diplomat and BJP nominee Taranjit Singh Sandhu, and the Congress' Gurjeet Singh Aujla. 

In Chandigarh, the electoral battle features BJP candidate Sanjay Tandon against Congress nominee and former Union minister Manish Tewari.

Officials stated that 117 counting centres had been set up across the state, distributed among 48 buildings and 27 locations. They further emphasised implementing a comprehensive three-tier security system around these counting centres. Additionally, 64 observers have been appointed to oversee the counting process.

 

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First Published:4 Jun 2024, 01:33 PM IST
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