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The Punjab has 13 Lok Sabha constituencies and Amritsar is one of them.
As per the last census report, Amritsar houses 9,21,889 people. Out of them, 11.62% of voters are from urban areas while 88.38% of voters live in rural areas.
According to the census, the total population of Amritsar is 9,21,889, among which 38.95% of voters belong to Scheduled Caste.
The total number of voters from the constituency are 14,77,262. Of them, 7,79,164 and 6,98,098 are male and female voters respectively.
In the previous elections, INC's sitting MP Captain Amarinder Singh defeated BJP's Arun Jaitley by a huge margin of 102,770 votes.
In Amritsar, BIBI JAGIR KAUR of Shiromani Akali Dal put up a good fight but lost the seat to Indian National Congress's JASBIR SINGH GILL (DIMPA).
Communist Party of India fielded Daswinder Kaur while the Bharatiya Janata Party gave a ticket to Hardeep Singh Puri. Similarly, the Indian National Congress placed its bet on Gurjeet Singh Aujla.