Out of nine Assemble segments, six
constituencies were Urban
Amarpreet Singh Makkar
Ludhiana: The urban voters hold the
key to elect Member parliament from Industrial town of Punjab- Ludhiana. Out of
total 9 Assembly Segments in Ludhiana parliamentary constituency, six
constituencies were Urban and three rural. In Ludhiana, more than sixteen lakh
voters were enrolled and 1032585 belonged to urban areas and 609391 to rural
At present, Congress MP Ravneet Singh
Bittu is representing Ludhiana in Lok Sabha. Before him, Manish Tewari of
Congress was MP. This time, sitting MP is likely to contest elections again on
Congress ticket. However, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)
is yet to finalise the candidate. Senior Akali Dal leader Maheshinder Singh
Grewal is top contender for Akali Dal ticket.
According to the voters list, Gill
constituency in Ludhiana has highest number of voters while Ludhiana central
constituency has lowest number of voters. In Gill Assembly segment, there are
249487 voters while in Ludhiana central 150423 voters will exercise their
In Urban constituencies Ludhiana east, there are 191071 voters, 161847 in Ludhiana South, 162309 in Atam Nagar, 178970 in Ludhiana West, 187965 in Ludhiana North. In rural Assembly segments, Dakha there are 182005 voters and in 177899 voters in Jagraon.
Out of Nine Assembly segments, five
constituencies were represented by Congress MLAs and two each by MLAs of Lok
Insaaf Party and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). AAP MLA Advocate HS Phoolka has
submitted resignation from Dakha constituency but his resignation was lying
pending with Punjab Vidhan Sabha Speaker.