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Punjab Lok Sabha elections exit polls result: Congress likely to have an edge in several key constituencies, say experts

One significant trend observed in this Punjab Lok Sabha election is the widespread discontent among voters

Written by  Jasleen Kaur -- June 01st 2024 08:10 PM -- Updated: June 01st 2024 08:27 PM
Punjab Lok Sabha elections exit polls result: Congress likely to have an edge in several key constituencies, say experts

Punjab Lok Sabha elections exit polls result: Congress likely to have an edge in several key constituencies, say experts

PTC Web Desk: As the polling concluded for the seven-phase Lok Sabha Elections at 6 pm on Saturday, early insights from the PTC News exit polls provided a snapshot of voter preferences in Punjab. Despite the anticipation surrounding the elections, voter turnout in some areas was surprisingly low, particularly in high-profile constituencies.

By 6 pm, Amritsar lagged significantly behind in voter turnout, contrasting sharply with Bathinda, which was leading in participation. Gurdaspur followed closely behind Bathinda, indicating a more engaged electorate in these regions. This variance in voter turnout highlights the uneven levels of enthusiasm and participation across Punjab's constituencies.



The Role of Exit Polls

Exit polls serve as a crucial tool for understanding voter inclinations before the official results are declared. They provide an early indication of which parties and candidates are resonating with the electorate. However, exit polls can also reflect the complex and sometimes contradictory sentiments of voters, influenced by a range of local issues and candidate dynamics.

Analysis of Amritsar’s Low Turnout

Amritsar, a high-profile seat, experienced notably low voter turnout. This can be attributed to several factors, including internal party dissent and the frequent shifting of candidates between parties. Senior journalists Baljit Balli, Dr Pyare Lal Garg, Dr Harjinder Walia and Avinash Singh have noted that this volatility has led to voter disillusionment. Instead of addressing the core issues affecting the electorate, candidates have been preoccupied with criticising each other, further alienating voters.

Voter Discontent and Party Switching

One significant trend observed in this Punjab Lok Sabha election is the widespread discontent among voters. Many candidates have switched parties, creating a sense of instability and distrust among the electorate. Rather than focusing on solving the pressing issues facing the people, political campaigns have often devolved into mutual mudslinging, exacerbating voter apathy.

Exit Poll Insights: Congress’s Edge

According to the exit polls analysis shared by senior journalists on PTC News, the Congress party appears to have an edge in Punjab. Out of the 13 Lok Sabha seats in the state, Congress is showing strong performance in several key constituencies. 

- PTC NEWS

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