Ferozepur: Ferozepur rural constituency is spread over 65 kilometers and comprises of about 270 odd villages apart from towns like Talwandi Bhai, Mamdot and Mudki.
This is a reserved constituency of the district Ferozepur where about 29.7 per cent of the electorate belongs to the scheduled castes. In the SC category most of them belong to the Rai Sikh community, Majahbi Sikhs and Valmikis. More than 35 percent belong to the Jat Sikhs and 12 percent Hindu voters.
The constituency had been carved in such style that it would favour the Congress party but in the 2012 elections this seat was won by SAD candidate Joginder Singh aka Jindu who had defeated his nearest rival and Congress candidate Satkar Kaur with a very narrow margin of 160 votes.
Sitting MLA had tried to solve many problems of the area, but could not develop as per the expectations of area residents. Many people of Mamdot town claim that though some streets of the town had been made, the sewerage system in the town could not be developed as per the resident’s needs. Though the MLA had spent lot of funds in the development, it proved to be insufficient. In Talwandi and its adjoining area the picture is no different.
In 2012 elections there were 1,61,204 voters on the rolls. Out of these 1,36,223 polled their votes which resulted in 84.5 per cent turnout.
In this segment there were a total of eight candidates who were in the field, but there was a direct contest between SAD candidate Joginder Singh Jindu and Congress candidate Bibi Stakar Kaur Gehri. Joginder Singh got 61,830 votes where as Satkar Kaur of Congress got 61668 votes and had been defeated by a very narrow margin of mere 162 votes.
It is petinent to mention here that during this contest husband of the Congress candidate had been accused of killing a person on the day of poling and according to the experts due to this reason the Congress candidate had to suffer defeat. It is deemed to be a very sensitive constituency once again.
SAD once again trusted Joginder Singh Jindu in this segment. AAP has also fielded Mohan Singh Phalian wala who had won earlier as MP from Lok Sabha Constituency Ferozepur on BSP ticket.
As he belongs to Rai Sikh community AAP played caste card to lure Rai Sikh voters. Though Congress has not declared its candidate yet but as per expectations, Congress party could once again trust in Satkar Kaur Gegri who has a good number of supporters in the constituency and can give very tough contest in the coming
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