Gurdaspur Lok Sabha Seat By-Election Result 2017 Live Vote Counting & Updates

Gurdaspur Lok Sabha Seat By-Election Result 2017 Live Vote Counting & Updates: All requisite arrangements and preparations were made for counting of votes for the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha bypoll on Sunday. The counting began at 8 AM and the results are expected to be declared by 12 noon. Over 56 per cent of the 15.22 lakh registered voters exercised their franchise on October 11. The bypoll was necessitated following the demise of BJP MLA Vinod Khanna in April. The parliamentary seat has nine assembly segments — Bhoa, Pathankot, Gurdaspur, Dinanagar, Qadian, Fathegarh Churian, Dera Baba Nanak, Sujanpur and Batala. Counting centres have been set up at Sukhjindra College Gurdaspur for the six assembly constituencies and for the rest three constituencies of Pathankot district, it has been set up at the SD College in Pathankot, Punjab Chief Electoral Officer V K Singh said.

Gurdaspur By-Election Result 2017 Live Counting Updates

“To ensure peaceful completion of the counting process, adequate security has been put in place. Unauthorised persons will not be allowed to enter the counting centres,” Singh added.

The bypoll, held on October 11, is seen as a barometer for the popularity of the six-month-old Congress government in the state. The Election Commission of India (ECI) has announced a complete prohibition on sale and supply of liquor in Gurdaspur. As per the ECI directive, all liquor shops here would remain closed. No hotel, restaurant, liquor shop or any eating joint, even with a license, would be allowed to serve or sell liquor today.

The seat was contested by Congress’s Punjab unit chief Sunil Jakhar, BJP’s Swaran Salaria and AAP’s Major General (retd) Suresh Khajuria.

  • 12:07 PM IST

    Talking to reporters over the bypoll results, Navjot Singh Sidhu said,”This is a beautiful Diwali gift, packed with a red ribbon, for ourwould be party president Rahul Gandhi.”

  • 12:05 PM IST

    Congress workers and leaders celebrate as party leads by more than 1 lakh votes in Gurdaspur Lok Sabha bypoll.

  • 11:52 AM IST

    People of Gurdaspur have sent a strong message of their resentment to policies pursued by Modi Ji led Centre: Sunil Jakhar

  • 11:08 AM IST

    Congress party heading for thumping victory, its candidate Sunil Jakhar leads by 1,08,230 votes. Counting underway.

 

  • Congress party heading for thumping victory, its candidate Sunil Jakhar leads by 1,08,230 votes. Counting underway.
  • 10:44 AM IST

    Jakhar, who is also Punjab Congress chief, is leading in all the nine assembly constituencies.

  • 10:44 AM IST

    Congress candidate Sunil Jakhar is leading by 56,643 votes over his nearest rival BJP contestant Swaran Salaria, as per trends available for the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha bypoll.

  • 10:39 AM IST

    Congress ahead by 43,656 votes – Sunil Kumar Jakhar (1,07,996), BJP’s Swarn Salaria (64,340), AAP’s Major General Suresh Kumar Khajuria (retd) (5,182), as per the reports.

  • 9:49 AM IST

    Congress’s Sunil Jakhar extends lead, now is ahead by 42718 votes. Bharatiya Janata Party and Aam Aadmi Party trailing

  • 9:47 AM IST

    The Congress party is heading towards big win in Gurdaspur Lok Sabha bypoll as per the early trends. After completion of first round of counting, Congress candidate Sunil Jakhar is leading by 14316 votes.

  • 9:37 AM IST

    Congress leading in Gurdaspur LS bypoll, BJP second and AAP third. Counting underway

  • 9:10 AM IST

    A victory would give much-needed boost to the BJP, which had bagged just one segment of Sujanpur out of the four seats it had contested in the assembly polls.

  •  9:10 AM IST

    Congress candidate Sunil Jakhar had earlier claimed the bypoll would be a “referendum” on the Modi government. The BJP had also tried pulling out all the stops to retain the seat, which late MLA Khanna had won four times on its ticket.

  • 9:08 AM IST

    Congress has fielded Punjab unit chief Sunil Jakhar, BJP fielded Swaran Salaria and AAP fielded Major General (retd) Suresh Khajuria from the parliamentary seat.

  • 8:51 AM IST

    Congress has fielded Punjab unit chief Sunil Jakhar, BJP fielded Swaran Salaria and AAP nominated Major General (retd) Suresh Khajuria from the parliamentary seat.

     

Source: India.com

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