Anandpur Sahib z Became independent parliamentary constituency after the report of the Delimitation Commission
Mohali has the maximum number of voters in Anandpur Sahib Lok Sabha constituency,which is spread across nine Vidhan Sabha segments in four districts.
This is for the first time that Mohali will be an independent Assembly constituency in the forthcoming general elections. Earlier,it was a part of the Kharar Assembly seat.
Moreover,the Anandpur Sahib Lok Sabha seat,of which it is a part,has become an independent parliamentary constituency after the report of the Delimitation Commission of India.
It was earlier a part of the Ropar Lok Sabha constituency,which has since been scrapped.
While the scrapped Ropar Lok Sabha constituency was reserved for a Scheduled Caste candidate,the new Anandpur Sahib seat is open for the General category.
Of the total 13,29,628 voters in Anandpur Sahib,the highest number of 1,62,861 voters are from Mohali while the lowest number of 1,26,415 voters are registered in the Balachaur Assembly segment.
The Anandpur Sahib electorate will exercise their franchise at 1,582 polling stations on May 13.
The Dera Bassi Assembly constituency falling in Mohali will be a part of the Patiala Lok Sabha seat. It has 1,59,010 eligible voters.
Other Assembly constituencies comprising Anandpur Sahib Lok Sabha seat are Anandpur Sahib with 1,59,914 voters,Ropar 1,39,162 voters,Chamkaur Sahib 1,56,449 voters,Banga 1,36,652 voters,Nawanshahr 1,41,067 voters,Balachaur 1,26,415 voters and Garhshankar with 1,47,904 voters.
While the Mohali and Kharar Assembly segments are in the Mohali district,Anandpur Sahib,Ropar and Chamkaur Sahib fall in Ropar,Banga,Nawanshahr and Balachaur are in Nawanshahr while Garhshankar is part of Hoshiarpur district.
Ropar Deputy Commissioner Priyank Bharti has been made the returning officer for the Anandpur Sahib Lok Sabha constituency while the deputy commissioners will act as district electoral officers of their respective districts.
Concerned sub-divisional magistrates have been designated as the electoral registration officers for their respective constituencies.
While the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has already fielded Punjab Chief Ministers Advisor Dr Daljeet Singh Cheema from Anandpur Sahib,the main opposition Congress party is yet to decide between Rajya Sabha MP Ambika Soni,former MP Charanjit Singh Channi and former Punjab Assembly Deputy Speaker Bir Devinder Singh.