Amarpreet Singh Makkar
More than eleven thousand voters will make use of their right to vote for the first time in Lok sabha elections in Ludhiana parliament constituency. Out of total 16 lakh voters in Ludhiana Lok Sabha constituency, 11596 voters were between the age group of 18-19.The voters between 18-19 age group will cast their vote for first time in any elections. According to election office, 11596 voters were of age 18- 19 as per the electoral rolls published in January this year. These voters were not eligible to cast their vote in 2017 Assembly elections. After being enrolled as voters, 11596 voters will cast their vote for first time in Lok Sabha elections.
Interestingly, the highest number of first time voters was in rural constituencies of Ludhiana. The youngsters living in urban areas have not shown much interest in enrolling themselves as voters. In Ludhiana east constituency, there are 1046 voters of 18-19 age group while in Ludhiana South there are only 571 first time voters. In Atam nagar, Ludhiana central, West and North there are 677. 714, 888 and 682 first time voters respectively.
In three rural Assembly segments which falls in Ludhiana Lok Sabha constituency, 2439 voters between 18-19 age group were in Gill constituency, 2424 voters in Dakha and 2155 voters in Jagraon Assmebly segment.Anubhav, a student of graduation who is first time voter said that he is very excited to cast his vote and will elect member Parliament. He said that he will cast vote with his own wish and without any pressure.Another first time voter, Tejinder Singh said that he has been enrolled as voter in October and will cast voter for the first time. He will check the profile, track record and party of candidate before casting vote, he added.”
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