Rural women outnumbered urban women in casting votes
Jalandhar: It were the women voters from nine assembly segments of Jalandhar district, who scripted the success of voting trend in Dalit belt of Punjab in just concluded assembly elections held on February 4.
Not only women outnumbered men in most of the constituencies, the poll percentage of women voters remained close to 80 percent in most of the segments.
Interestingly, it was women voters from rural belts who outnumbered urban men in polling. Jalandhar district include nine constituencies- Jalandhar ( North), Jalandhar (West), Jalandhar (Cantt), Jalandhar (Central), Adampur, Kartarpur, Phillaur, Shahkot and Nakodar. Data collected from the District Election officials revealed that women voters from rural constituencies namely Phillaur (reserve), Nakodar, Shahkot, Kartarpur (reserve) and Adampur (reserve) seat came out in large numbers to cast vote.
On the other hand, women voters from urban seats namely Jalandhar (West), Jalandhar Cantt, Jalandhar (Central) and Jalandhar (North) saw a decline in women voters’ participation. In all these seats, men outnumbered women voters. Rural women from Shahkot assembly constituency recorded the highest 81.56 percent of voting as compared to the men counterpart, whose poll percentage was 75.2 percent.
Similarly, women voters from Nakodar assembly segment also recorded the 80. 98 percent of voting while men trailed by 74.01 percent polling. In Phillaur (reserve) seat also, 78. 97 percent women utilized the right to vote as compared to 72.38 percent men. Another rural segment, Adampur (reserve) also witnessed the fair sex taking the lead, as 78.72 percent women cast vote while men confined to 69.71 percent.
In comparison to the rural belts, urban seats saw an opposite trend where men outnumbered women voters. Jalandhar Central seat saw the lowest women voter turn out with 51,211 female voters as compared to 55,190 men. Similarly in Jalandhar North seat, 58, 554 women voters cast their vote while 65,440 men exercised their franchise.
Jalandhar Cantonment seat also witnessed a similar trend, as 64, 267 men voters cast vote while women voters were confined to 62043. Another low was reported from Jalandhar West seat, where as many as 57802 men cast vote as compared to 52517 women voters.
For more news updates Follow and Like us on Facebook