Pollsters may not be giving too many seats to the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD), Haryana’s main Opposition party, in the State’s recently-held Lok Sabha elections, but the turnout of voters in the Assembly constituencies of INLD legislators is making the party upbeat about the results.
Some of the biggest turnouts in the April 10 polling were in constituencies where the INLD dominates. Haryana’s 10 Lok Sabha seats, with nearly 16.1 million voters, recorded over 72 per cent polling this time.
Sirsa district, which is the home turf of the jailed INLD president Om Prakash Chautala, recorded the highest turnout of voters at 77.83 per cent.
In the Kalanwali Assembly segment saw the highest polling of 80.88 per cent among all segments in Haryana’s 90 Assembly seats. Two other Assembly segments, Ellenabad and Rania, both strongholds of the INLD, saw 80.76 per cent and 80.51 per cent polling. The Dabwali seat, represented by Mr. Chautala’s elder son Ajay Chautala in the Assembly, recorded 79.63 per cent polling.
“The turnout in our Assembly constituencies has reflected the mood of the people who have showered their love,” Mr. Abhay Chautala told IANS.