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Bathinda is one of the 13 Lok Sabha constituencies of Punjab.
As per the last census report, Bathinda houses 18,73,797 people. Out of them, 16.63% of voters are from urban areas while 83.37% of voters live in rural areas.
According to the data from last census, 18,73,797 people stay in Bathinda; of which, 35.60% of voters are from Scheduled Caste.
The total number of voters from the constituency are 15,25,289. Of them, 8,13,119 and 7,12,170 are male and female voters respectively.
Polling for Bathinda was held on May 19. In the last elections, SAD's sitting MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal defeated INC's Manpreet Singh Badal by a small margin of 19,395 votes.
The voter turnout recorded was 77%.
In what qualifies as a great political thriller, Mohammad Sadique of Indian National Congress defeated Shiromani Akali Dal's Gulzar Singh Ranike by a margin of 83,256. After a close shave, Mohammad Sadique will now govern Bathinda for the next five years.
Aam Aadmi Party fieled Prof. Baljinder Kaur while the Indian National Congress placed its bet on Amrinder Singh Raja Warring, and the Shiromani Akali Dal chose Harsimrat Kaur Badal as their candidate.