Gurdaspur Lok Sabha bypoll results LIVE updates: Congress candidate Sunil Jakhar extends lead, ahead by 42718 votes


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Gurdaspur Lok Sabha bypoll results LIVE Updates: The results for Gurdaspur Lok Sabha bypoll will be declared today and the counting is underway. The constituency is witnessing a three-horse race between the Congress, the BJP and the AAP.

Gurdaspur Lok Sabha bypoll results LIVE Updates: Results to be declared today.

Gurdaspur Lok Sabha bypoll results LIVE Updates: The results for Gurdaspur Lok Sabha bypoll will be declared today and necessary arrangements have been made for the counting. The bypoll, held on October 11, is a litmus test for the ruling Congress in Punjab.The constituency is witnessing a three-horse race between the Congress, the BJP and the AAP. The results will be declared by 12 pm. Counting is taking place at two centers where the necessary arrangements have been made, Punjab Chief Electoral Officer V K Singh said. 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. Gurdaspur parliamentary seat has nine assembly segments in Bhoa, Pathankot, Gurdaspur, Dinanagar, Qadian, Fathegarh Churian, Dera Baba Nanak, Sujanpur and Batala. Just a day before the bypoll results, Aam Aadmi Partyhad dissolved its units in Gurdaspur and Pathankot districts.

Track here Live Updates of Gurdaspur Lok Sabha bypoll results:

10:31 am: Around 30 companies of paramilitary forces and more than 7,000 Punjab Police personnel had been deployed during the constituency.

10:20 am: Of the total electorate of 15,22,922 in the constituency, 7,12,077 are women and 14 belong to a third gender, official said.

10:16 am: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate Major General Suresh Kumar Khajuria (retd) was on the third spot.

10:14 am: Sunil Jakhar was ahead of his BJP rival Swarn Salaria as the counting of votes polled in the October 11 by-election to the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha constituency.

10:12 am: Minor clashes were reported between Congress and BJP-Akali Dal workers in some villages as voting began for the by-election in the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat in Punjab on Wednesday.

10:02 am: Congress is leading in the Gurdaspur bypolls by 42718 votes.

9:56 am: Gurdaspur is the first parliamentary constituency in the country where all polling stations had Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines.

9:55 am:

9: 46 am: Congress’s Sunil Jakhar extends lead, now is ahead by 42718 votes in #Gurdaspur Lok Sabha Constituency #bypoll

9:37 am: Congress has taken an early lead leaving behind BJP and AAP

9:33 am: Congress man Rohan Gupta tweeted, ” Congress Candidate @sunilkjakhar ahead by 12000 votes already ! Seems Historical result on its way ! #Gurdaspur.”
Source - Financial Express

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