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SAD votes fall even in Badal, Majithia’s assembly seats Support For Akalis Down In 9 Assembly Segments Won In 2017

May 26, 2019 05:41 AM

COURTESY TIMES OF INDIA MAY 26

SAD votes fall even in Badal, Majithia’s assembly seats
Support For Akalis Down In 9 Assembly Segments Won In 2017
Sanjeev.Verma@timesgroup.com

Chandigarh:

SAD’s performance in the recently-concluded parliamentary polls dipped in nine assembly segments which it won in the 2017 assembly poll — even in party partriarch Parkash Singh Badal’s Lambi seat and general secretary Bikram Majithia’s Majitha constituency.


Votes polled by the Shiromani Akali Dal in Lambi fell from 66,375 in the 2017 assembly polls to 61,579 in the recently-concluded Lok Sabha elections, reveals election data.

This comes two years after SAD’s worst performance in the assembly elections in Punjab. The SAD performed poorly in Lambi even though five-time chief minister Badal confined himself to his constituency while campaigning for daughter-in-law Harsimrat Kaur, who contested from Bathinda parliamentary seat. Lambi is one of the nine assembly segments under Bathinda.

The seat was witness to a high-voltage battle between Harsimrat, Congress’s Amrinder Singh Raja Warring and AAP’s Baljinder Kaur — perhaps, a reason why she could win only by 21,399 votes.

Lambi is not the only assembly constituency of SAD which got fewer votes when compared to 2017. In Majithia, which is represented by Harsimrat’s brother, SAD got 13,529 votes less than the 2017 assembly polls. Majitha falls under Amritsar Lok Sabha seat, from where BJP candidate and Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri lost to Congress’s Gurjeet Singh Aujla by 99,626 votes.

Former finance minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa, who was SAD candidate from Sangrur, polled 21,029 votes less in his assembly constituency, Lehra, when compared to the 65,550 votes he got in the 2017 assembly elections.

In all, nine of 14 SAD MLAs failed to even equal the votes they got in the 2017 polls. These include Harinder Pal Singh Chandumajra from Sanour, Sukhwinder Kumar from Banga, Pawan Kumar Tinu from Adampur, Gurpratap Singh Wadala from Nakodar, Dilraj Singh from Sardulgarh, and Baldev Singh Khaira from Phillaur.

However, the assembly constituencies of five SAD MLAs, including party president Sukhbir Singh Badal, got more votes. The highest increase of 17,201votes was recored in Narinder Kumar Sharma’s Dera Bassi constituency. Congress candidate Preneet Kaur won from Patiala Lok Sabha seat, under which Dera Bassi assembly segment falls. Other Akali legislators in whose constituencies the Akali party perfomed better than the assembly elections include Kanwarjit Singh (Muktsar), Lakhbir Singh Lodhinangal (Batala) and Sharanjit Singh Dhillon (Sahnewal

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