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Out of 13 Lok Sabha constituencies in Punjab, Gurdaspur is considered as one of the most important seats.
According to the census, the total population of Gurdaspur is 20,71,844, out of which 31.43% of voters live in urban areas while 68.57% voters stay in rural areas.
According to the data from last census, 20,71,844 people stay in Gurdaspur; of which, 24.87% of voters are from Scheduled Caste.
The total number of voters from the constituency are 15,00,337. Of them, 7,84,477 and 7,15,860 are male and female voters respectively.
Elections for Gurdaspur were held on May 19. Talking about previous elections, BJP's sitting MP Vinod Khanna defeated INC's Partap Singh Bajwa by a huge margin of 136,065 votes.
This seat witnessed a battle between actor-turned-politician Sunny Deol of BJP and senior leader Sunil Jakhar of INC.
A neck-to-neck battle for Gurdaspur finally came to an end with Bharatiya Janata Party's SUNNY DEOL winning the seat. Indian National Congress's SUNIL JAKHAR polled 476260 and lost the constituency closely.