Nawanshahr: If female voters in the district outnumbered their male counterparts while casting their votes, voters from the rural areas in the Nawanshahr assembly segment were also found to be ahead of their counterparts in towns when it came to the task of exercising their franchise during the poll.
A perusal of the voter turnout records reveal that in Nawanshahr and Rahon, the only two towns that fall in Nawanshahr assembly segment, near 72 per cent of the electors cast their votes (total 33,062) while the percentage of those from the rural areas was 77.64 per cent (total 9,46,688), that is, more than five per cent than the polling recorded in the towns.
And between the two towns, it was Rahon which recorded a polling percentage of 75.81 per cent.
In Nawanshahr town, just 70.26 per cent of the voters had come out to cast their votes. Nawanshahr town had a total of 35,045 voters, out of which only 24,622 cast their votes at 33 polling booths set up in the town including three in the adjoining villages.
Further, voters in the small villages of Bet area of the constituency near Rahon, seemed to be more aware about the importance of their votes as in many villages nearly 90 per cent of them had turned up to cast their votes. In two booths at Fambra and Shamaspur each, 90 per cent of polling was registered while it was 84 per cent at Dupalpur and 6 per cent at Udhowal. In Nawanshahr town, a booth (no 46) registered the lowest polling (59.54 per cent).
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