Amritsar (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Amritsar Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 13 Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies in Punjab state in northern India, represented since the 2014 general election by Amarinder Singh of the Congress party. Before that, it had been held by Navjot Singh Sidhu of the Bharatiya Janata Party since 2004.

The current Minister of Finance of India, Arun Jaitley, unsuccessfully contested this constituency for the BJP in 2014.

Assembly segments[edit]

Amritsar Lok Sabha constituency comprises nine Vidhan Sabha (legislative assembly) segments, which are:[1]

Ajnala[edit]

Harpartap Singh, Indian National Congress

Raja Sansi[edit]

Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria, Indian National Congress

Majitha[edit]

Bikram Singh Majithia, Shiromani Akali Dal

Amritsar North[edit]

Sunil Dutti, Indian National Congress

Amritsar West[edit]

Raj Kumar Verka, Indian National Congress

Amritsar Central[edit]

Om Parkash Soni, Indian National Congress

Amritsar East[edit]

Navjot Singh Sidhu, Indian National Congress

Amristar South[edit]

Inderbir Singh Bolaria, Indian National Congress

Attari[edit]

Tarsem Singh D. C., Indian National Congress

Old assembly segments[edit]

These are the assembly segments which underwent boundary delimitation

Verka[edit]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1952 Sardar Gurmukh Singh Musafir Indian National Congress
1957 Sardar Gurmukh Singh Musafir Indian National Congress
1962 Sardar Gurmukh Singh Musafir Indian National Congress
1967 Yagya Dutt Sharma Bharatiya Jana Sangh
1971 Durgadas Bhatia Indian National Congress
1977 Baldev Prakash Janata Party
1980 Raghunandan Lal Bhatia Indian National Congress (Indira)
1984 Raghunandan Lal Bhatia Indian National Congress
1989 Kirpal Singh Independent
1991 Raghunandan Lal Bhatia Indian National Congress
1996 Raghunandan Lal Bhatia Indian National Congress
1998 Daya Singh Sodhi Bharatiya Janata Party
1999 Raghunandan Lal Bhatia Indian National Congress
2004 Navjot Singh Sidhu Bharatiya Janata Party
2007 Navjot Singh Sidhu Bharatiya Janata Party
2009 Navjot Singh Sidhu Bharatiya Janata Party
2014 Amarinder Singh Indian National Congress

Election results[edit]

2017 by-election[edit]

2017 by-election: Amritsar
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC Gurjeet Singh Aujla 5,08,153 50.09
BJP Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina 3,08,964 30.45
AAP Upkar Singh Sandhu 1,49,984 14.78
CPI Daswinder Kaur 17,886 1.76
APPA Gurinder Singh 5,542 0.55
Independent Paramjit Singh 4,261
SLDP Gulzar Singh 3,940
Independent Dr. Inderpal 3,261
CHALP D. Durga Prasad 2,751
NOTA None of the Above 9,747
Majority 1,99,189 29.64
Turnout 10,14,489
INC hold Swing

2014 election[edit]

Indian general elections, 2014: Amritsar
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC Captain Amarinder Singh 4,82,876 47.94
BJP Arun Jaitley 3,80,106 37.74
AAP Dr. Daljit Singh 82,633 8.20
CPI Amarjit Singh Asal 12,902 1.28
BSP Pardeep Singh Walia 5,870 0.58
NOTA None of the Above 2,533 0.25
Majority 1,02,770 10.20
Turnout 10,07,196 68.18
INC gain from BJP Swing
Indian general election, 2009: Amritsar
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Navjot Singh Sidhu 3,92,046 48.13
INC Om Parkash Soni 3,85,188 47.29
BSP B. K. N. Chhiber 11,108 1.36
Independent Lavinder Kumar 8,121 1.00
Independent Naresh Singh Bhadauriya 3,357 0.41
Majority 6,858 0.84
Turnout 8,14,479 65.62
BJP hold Swing
By Election, 2007: Amritsar
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Navjot Singh Sidhu 4,44,748 50.60
INC Surinder Singla 3,67,122 41.77
BSP Surinder Arjun Pandit 21,416 2.44
Independent Gurvinder Singh Shampura 11,656 1.33
BSP (A) Mukhjit Singh Bhullar 8,938 1.01
Majority 77,626 8.83
Turnout 8,78,992 67.10
BJP hold Swing
Indian general election, 2004: Amritsar
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Navjot Singh Sidhu 3,94,223 55.38
INC Raghunandan Lal Bhatia 2,84,691 39.99
BSP Ram Sharan Paul 15,796 2.21
Independent Ramesh Talwar 5,695 0.80
Independent Rehmat Masih 3,252 0.45
Majority 1,09,532 15.39
Turnout 7,11,820 55.05
BJP gain from INC Swing
Indian general election, 1999: Amritsar
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC Raghunandan Lal Bhatia 2,96,533 50.29
BJP Daya Singh Sodhi 2,64,534 44.87
SHSAD Bhupinder Singh Mann 17,581 2.98
Independent Chaturbhuj Joshi 2,444 0.41
Independent Ramesh Talwar 2,219 0.38
Majority 31,999 5.42
Turnout 5,89,600 47.38
INC gain from BJP Swing
Indian general election, 1998: Amritsar
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Daya Singh Sodhi 3,61,133 56.07
INC Raghunandan Lal Bhatia 2,69,993 41.92
Independent Durga Dass 5,746 0.89
BSP (A) Amarjit Kaur Gopalpura 3,277 0.51
RJD Kirpal Singh 1,484 0.23
Majority 91,140 14.15
Turnout 6,44,112 53.75
BJP gain from INC Swing
Indian general election, 1996: Amritsar
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC Raghunandan Lal Bhatia 2,68,490 41.03
Janata Dal Kirpal Singh 2,34,818 35.88
BJP Baldev Raj Chawla 83,981 12.83
SAD(M) Daljit Singh Sandhu 19,980 3.05
AIIC(T) Kewal Krishan 12,430 1.90
Independent Rehmat Masih 11,669 1.78
Majority 33,672 5.15
Turnout 6,54,439 57.66
INC hold Swing

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Parliamentary & Assembly Constituencies". Chief Electoral Officer, Punjab website.