Which is considered a congress stronghold? 

This time the contest on jalandhar seat of punjab seems to be interesting. Because, a former chief minister and three turncoat leaders are in the race to win this reserved seat of Scheduled Caste. jalandhar seat, considered a congress stronghold, was once represented by inder kumar Gujral, who was the 12th prime minister of the country. To ensure that no political rival can breach its fort, congress has placed its bet on Dalit leader and former punjab cm Charanjit Singh Channi.

Whereas aam aadmi party has fielded pawan kumar Tinu. Apart from this, bjp has expressed confidence in sitting mp Sushil Rinku, who was first declared by AAP as its candidate. But, after getting the ticket, Rinku joined BJP. Sushil Rinku had left congress and joined aam aadmi party only last year. Talking about Shiromani Akali Dal led by Sukhbir Singh Badal, they have fielded former punjab congress chief and former mp Mohinder Singh Kaypi from this seat. Kaypi had joined Akali Dal from congress last month.

37 percent scheduled caste population in jalandhar seat

Jalandhar constituency, which has 16.54 lakh voters, has about 37 percent scheduled caste population. This lok sabha seat includes nine assembly constituencies. Phillaur (SC), Nakodar, Shahkot, Kartarpur (SC), jalandhar West (SC), jalandhar Central, jalandhar North, jalandhar Cantt and Adampur (SC). During the campaign, congress candidate Channi tells the voters about the development work done in his assembly constituency Chamkaur Sahib. He says that I have come here to live, my ancestors are from here. He said, "I assure you that I will be with you and serve you."

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