Patiala: Despite intense cold conditions and dark over cast sky, Patiala and Sangrur in Malwa region consisting of 15 assembly constituencies registered heavy polling turnout.
In Patiala, the over 79 per cent votes were cast whereas in Sangrur, 83 per cent votes were polled in a peaceful manner.
Whereas in the Princely district of Patiala out of a total of 14, 4,326 lakh voters a total of 11 Lakh 3,532 voters cast their votes to electe their representatives.
Patiala (urban) segment from where Captain Amarinder Singh is contesting against General J J Singh of SAD registered voter turn out of 67 per cent only.
On the other hand in Patiala (Rural) segment voting percentage touched 72 per cent. In Nabha (reserve) assembly voting turnout was 82 per cent. At Rajpura segment 79 per cent votes were polled and Ghanour witnessed 81 per cent polling. In Samana, voting percentage was registered at 84 per cent, in Sanour assembly segment the percentage touched 80 per cent and in Shutrana (reserve) assembly 84 per cent votes were polled by voters.
In Patiala (Urban) SAD-BJP Candidate, General (retd.) Joginder Jaswant Singh casted his vote at 8 am followed by AAP’s Candidate, Dr Balbir Singh. Whereas Punjab Congress Chief, Captain Amarinder Singh casted his vote at around 12:10 pm.
Patiala’s Deputy Commissioner, Ramveer Singh also polled his vote at Income Tax Department’s office polling booth and took command of the situation and toured various polling stations and monitored law and order situation.
In Nabha (reserve) segment, one EVM faced glitch at booth number 145 due to which polling was stopped for more than 20 minutes.
District Electoral Officer (DEO) cum Deputy Commissioner (DC), Sangrur, Dr Abhinav Trikha said that in Lehragaga voting percentage touched 83 percent, at Dirba 84 per cent were polled, Malerkotla witnessed 85 per cent voter turnout, in Amargarh assembly segment voting touched 83 per cent. At Dhuri 82 per cent votes were polled and 80 per cent voters polled in Sangrur assembly segment.
Deputy Commissioner Dr Abhinav Trikha and Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Inderbir Singh thanked the voters for maintaining peace during the polling process.