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Amritsar Lok Sabha Elections and Results 2014

Amritsar Lok Sabha Election Summary

The holy city of Amritsar, one of the thirteen Parliamentary constituencies in the state of Punjab, once again witnessed a clash of titans in this general election. High-profile candidates from the two national parties fought pitched battles against each other. Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley took
on former Chief Minister of state, Captain Amarinder Singh of the Congress. The AAP fielded Dr. Daljit Singh, renowned eye-surgeon and literary person, as candidate from this constituency, who put up a brave fight against the two leaders, by rigorous door-to-door campaigns in the constituency. Captain Amarinder Singh won the constituency, defeating Arun Jaitley of the BJP party, by a margin of 102770 votes. Captain Amarinder Singh won 482876 votes, an impressive count. Navjot Singh Sidhu, the sitting member of Parliament from Amritsar, winning from Amritsar since 2004 general elections, had represented the SAD-BJP alliance for the last seven years.

Against the backdrop of the anti-incumbency wave which has engulfed the nation, Amritsar turned out to be fierce battleground, as the campaigns of BJP saw the ruling Badal family showing its complete support to Jaitley, as he went on to contest his life's first direct election from this constituency. As part of the Congress campaign, the Congress candidate labeled Jaitley as an 'outsider' who was unaware of the local conditions of the region. However, Chief Minister of state Parkash Singh Badal personally evinced interest in Jaitley's poll campaigns. Another factor that played a catalytic role during the BJP leader's favour, so far as campaigns are concerned, is the support he enjoyed from the Akalis, who have a dominant presence among the Sikhs in the rural regions of Amritsar. Since Sikhs constitute as much as 65% of the population in Amritsar, Jaitley's chances of a sweeping win, in spite of strong anti-incumbency against Navjot Sidhu, were seen on the cards. The Akalis projected the BJP candidate as a local boy who would bring prosperity in Punjab. In his campaigns, both Jaitley and Amarinder Singh emphasized global needs for Amritsar, such as making the city a world-class tourist hub, enhancing cross-border trade as well as industrial growth in the region. Interestingly, the AAP candidate has successfully cut into the vote-shares of both the Congress and the BJP. A win for the veteran Congress leader would help him regain his lost status after his defeat in two consecutive Assembly elections. Amritsar has once again proved that it lends its massive support to INC, as its candidate managed to secure allegiance of the local communities and the prestigious Badal family in this state.

Amritsar Parliamentary Constituency is one of the 13 constituencies of Punjab. It was formed before the 1952 elections and is a part of the Amritsar District. The Amritsar Lok Sabha Constituency (constituency number 2) consists of 1,241,099 number of electorates in totality, of these 650,883 are males and 590,216 are females as the Election commission of India 2009 data suggests.

Quick facts for Amritsar

Assembly Constituencies 9
Ruling Party INC
MPCaptain Amarinder Singh
Electorals 2014MaleFemaleTotal
No. of Electorals6508835902161241099
Polling stations1201
It is divided into nine Vidhan Sabha segments. The city of Amritsar is the district headquarters as well as the spiritual centre of the Sikh people.

The city is home to the infamous Golden Temple, or locally known as Harmandir Sahib. Amritsar has a population of over 12,00,000 and over 52% consists of males. It has a sex ratio of 932 females for every 1,000 males. Almost 77% of the population comprises Sikhs followed by 21% Hindus and the rest of other religions.

Amritsar is located near the Wagah border, about 30 km away from the Pakistani city of Lahore. It has a literacy rate of 85% and has over 30 colleges in the city offering degree courses in various fields. The historic Grand Trunk Road or the National Highway 1 serves the city which ensures a very extensive and huge road network. Amritsar was also the site of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, a historic tragedy which took place on 13th April, 1919, where over hundreds of Indians were killed under the orders of Reginald Dyer of the British military.

List of winner/current and runner up MPs Amritsar Parliamentary Constituency.

The table below represents the names of all the winning and runner up MPs of Amritsar parliamentary constituency of all the years from the starting until now . It also shows the number of votes secured by each MP and the name of the political party they belong to. The current sitting member of parliament of the Amritsar constituency is Captain Amarinder Singh of INC.

YearPC No.PC NameCategoryWinner/Current MPGenderPartyVoteRunner Up MPGenderPartyVote
20142AmritsarGENCaptain Amarinder SinghMINC482876Arun JaitleyMBJP380106
20092AmritsarGENSidhu,Shri Navjot Singh MBJP392046Om Parkash SoniMINC385188
2007Bye PolAmritsarGENNavjot Singh Sidhu MBJP444748Surinder Singla MINC367122
20042AmritsarGENNavjot Singh SidhuMBJP394223Raghunandan Lal Bhatia BhatiaMINC284691
19992AmritsarGENRaghunandan Lal Bhatia BhatiaMINC296533Daya Singh SodhiMBJP264534
19982AmritsarGENDaya Singh SodhiMBJP361133Raghunandan Lal Bhatia BhatiaMINC269993
19962AmritsarGENRaghnandan Lal BhatiaMINC268490Kirpal SinghMJD234818
19922AmritsarGENRaghunandan Lal Bhatia BhatiaMINC142896Baldev Raj Chawla MBJP85543
19892AmritsarGENKirpal SinghMIND272427Raghunandan Lal Bhatia BhatiaMINC149214
19852AmritsarGENRaghunandan Lal Bhatia BhatiaMINC249303Kushpal SinghMJNP144239
19803AmritsarGENRaghunandan Lal BhatiaMINC(I)293085Baldev PrakashMJNP181401
19772AmritsarGENBaldev ParkashMBLD238020Raghunandan Lal BhatiaMINC212979
1972Bye PolAmritsarGENR.L.BhatiaMINC214070G.SinghMSAD76998
19714AmritsarGENDurga Das BhatiaMINC182177Karnail Singh MSAD79236
19674AmritsarGENY.D. SharmaMBJS104035S.S. Majithia MINC92760
196217AmritsarGENGurmukh Singh MusafirMINC125033Narinder Singh MAD110617
195711AmritsarGENGurmukh Singh Musafir MusafirMINC113899Krishan Lall MBJS77533
195115AmritsarGENGurmukh Singh Musafir MusaffarMINC86382Hukam SinghMSAD54172

Facts about current sitting MP of Amritsar Constituency

Name of MP Shri Gurjeet Singh Aujla
Age NA
Nature of Membership Elected
Term 03/11/17 to In office
Political Party Indian National Congress
Gender Male
Educational Qualification NA
Activities of Shri Gurjeet Singh Aujla in 16th Lok Sabha
Debates participated 6
Private member bills passed 0
Questions asked 12
Attendance N/A

Note:Data corresponds to the period 1 June 2014 to 13 Feb 2018.

List of Assembly Constituencies in Amritsar Parliamentary Constituency

The table below shows the list of all the Assembly Constituencies that fall in Amritsar parliamentary constituency.

Names of Assembly Constituencies
AjnalaRaja SansiMajitha
Amritsar NorthAmritsar West (SC)Amritsar Central
Amritsar EastAmristar SouthAttari (SC)

Last Updated on February 24, 2015

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