Gurdaspur bypoll: 25 percent voting in Gurdaspur LS by-elections

11 October, 2017

Gurdaspur: Nearly 15.22 lakh voters, who are eligible to exercise their franchise, will decide the fate of 11 candidates in the fray. 

Gurdaspur Lok Sabha by-polls saw a moderate turnout of voters in the first half of the day on Wednesday, even as minor clashes were reported between the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) workers in some villages. 

Police said five to six people were injured in clashes between Congress and BJP-Akali activists. Approximately 23-25 percent voting was reported in the constituency. At some polling booths, long queues of voters were seen. 

 In the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha constituency, which comprises nine assembly seats, the Congress won seven segments in the assembly polls. 

One each went to the Akali Dal and BJP. The AAP, the main opposition party in the Punjab Assembly, could play a spoiler for both the parties. The result will be announced on October 15.