Punjab polls: Money power at work?

Much against the expectations it is the rural Punjab that participated in the polling rather overwhelmingly making observers conjecture whether it was the money power or the ‘Dera’ power that came into play.

As against Amritsar West posting 57% polling, Jalandhar West recording 68%, Hoshiarpur 71%, Ludhiana 68%, Bathinda 73% and Patiala 68%, the rural constituencies such as Guru Har Sahai (89%), Rampura Phul (87%), Jalalabad (86%), Gidderbaha (88%) Dakha (84 %) sprung a major surprise in terms of voters turn-out.

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