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Amritsar Parliamentary Constituency 2014, Amritsar Lok sabha Constituency Details, Political News Amritsar, Punjab Lok Sabha Elections 2014 News Updates, Punjab Parliamentary Constituency details 2014,Amritsar MP Issues

 

Amritsar Parliamentary Constituency 2014, Amritsar Lok sabha Constituency Details, Political News Amritsar, Punjab Lok Sabha Elections 2014 News Updates, Punjab Parliamentary Constituency details 2014,Amritsar MP Issues

About Amritsar:

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. 

 

Assembly Segments:

Names of Assembly Constituencies

Ajnala

Raja Sansi

Majitha

Amritsar North

Amritsar West (SC)

Amritsar Central

Amritsar East

Amristar South

Attari (SC)

 About Amritsar:

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.

 Present Political Scenario:

BJP’s master Strategist is now in  electoral fight

At the outset, fielding Arun Jaitley looks like a very good decision of the BJP, for it ensures that BJP wins this seat again.

 Navjot Singh Sidhu, the ever sulking Sardar, has been reasonably placated by his political guru, Jaitley, so there won’t be much opposition from his side, while the Akalis too are happy to accommodate a high profile name like Arun Jaitley from an important seat like Amritsar.

The city voters of the four assembly segments of Amritsar (North, West, Central and East) who were fed up with cricketer turned politician, Sidhu, are now again looking at BJP with hope, while the rural voters of Raja Sansi, Majitha and Ajnala are under the control of Shiromani Akali Dal.

 Had BJP again nominated Sidhu, then the Akalis would have ensured that the rural voters of those three assembly segments would have turned against BJP. Now,   the master Strategist may open his account in his first ever direct election.

 

A Look: Sitting MP

Name of MP

Navjot Singh Sidhu

Age

50

Nature of Membership

Elected

Term

18-May-09 to In office

Political Party

Bharatiya Janata Party

Gender

Male

Educational Qualification

Graduate

   

Performance in the 15th Lok Sabha

Debates participated

3

Private member bills passed

0

Questions asked

99

Attendance

28%