Cong has many vows to fulfil
Chandigarh, February 24
There is change of political guard in Punjab. The Congress is in with a simple majority. The SAD-BJP is out. Waiting for attention are the administrative, financial and economic reforms.
used unfair means, says Jakhar
Abohar, February 24
Former Lok Sabha Speaker Balram
Jakhar has said mandate given by the electorate should be accepted
without any reservation. Commenting on the election results at his new
grain market complex here today, Mr Jakhar said it was really
unfortunate that the SAD and BJP leaders had levelled unfounded
allegations against media with reference to opinion polls.
Sunil Kumar Jakhar (Congress), who won from Abohar. — Photo Raj Sadosh
rebels beat 2 ministers
Bathinda, February 24
Akali rebel candidates, Mr Jeet Mohinder Singh Sidhu from the Talwandi
Sabo Assembly segment, and Mr Gurpreet Singh Kangar from Rampuraphul,
today sprang a surprise by defeating official candidates of the
Congress and the SAD-BJP alliance.
Mr Surinder Singla of the Congress and his daughter acknowledge the greetings of his supporters after winning from the Bathinda constituency on Sunday.
— Tribune photo Kulbir Beera
blames rebels for debacle
Jalandhar, February 24
Stung by its poll debacle, the
Punjab unit of the BJP today chose to train its guns on party rebels
by alleging that the latter had harmed the party’s poll prospects by
playing the spoilsport in most constituencies.
Cong man wrests Mansa seat
Mansa, February 24
The Congress failed to make
inroads into this Akali bastion but rebel Congress leader Sher Singh
Gagowal created history by wresting the Mansa seat from sitting SAD
MLA Sukhwinder Singh Aulakh by a slim margin of 44 votes following a
takes 4 out of 5 in Ropar
Ropar, February 24
The Congress took four out of
five Assembly constituencies in this district. The SAD-BJP alliance,
which had won all seats in Ropar in the last poll, could retain just
the Chamkaur Sahib Assembly constituency, from where the SAD
candidate, Bibi Satwant Kaur Sandhu got elected second time in
Congress candidate Bir Devinder Singh goes in a victory procession after winning the Kharar Assembly seat on Sunday.
— Tribune photo Pradeep Tewari
proves might in Sangrur
Sangrur, February 24
Out of 10 Assembly constituencies
of Sangrur district, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) by winning five
seats today proved its dominance in the district while the Congress
had to satisfy itself with only three seats and remaining two seats
were won by the Independent candidates, including Mr Gobind Singh
withheld for two hours
Phagwara, February 24
The Congress-CPI candidate from
here, a reserved Assembly seat, Mr Joginder Singh Mann today, wrested
the seat from BJP/SAD candidate and Punjab Tourism Minister Ch Swarna
Ram, by defeating him by a margin of 1,186 votes even as the official
result was withheld for two hours due to a snag in two electronic
voting machines, keeping mediapersons, candidates and their supporters
flop show in Hoshiarpur
Hoshiarpur, February 24
Out of eight segments in the
district, the Congress has won only Mukerian, Dasuya and Shamchaurasi
seats whereas the SAD-BJP alliance has bagged Hoshiarpur, Mahilpur,
Garhshan-ker Tanda and Garhdiwala seats in this Assembly elections.
Winner from Hoshiarpur Tikshan Sood (Akali-BJP) in a victory parade on
Sunday. — photo Harpreet Kaur
retains seat for fifth time
Jalandhar, February 24
Jagjit Singh Chaudhary, vice-president of the Punjab Pradesh Congress
Committee and leader of the Opposition in the Vidhan Sabha, has
created a record of sorts by bagging the Kartarpur Assembly seat for
the fifth time by defeating his nearest rival Mr Charanjit Singh Atwal
of the Shiromani Akali Dal by a margin of 4119 votes.
Congress supporters celebrating their party victory after the results
of the Punjab assembly poll, in Jalandhar on Sunday. — PTI photo
Punjab election office staff busy receiving results from all over the state at Chandigarh on Sunday.
refuses to sign result card
Gurdaspur, February 24
As many as four out of nine
candidates of the Congress have been elected today. The others two
legislators elected from the district to the Punjab Vidhan Sabha
including Mr Sucha Singh Chhotepur independent, supported by the SHSAD
and Capt Balbir Singh of the SAD.
Pathankot, February 24
At last ‘Rama’ has won the
battle in Pathankot. In this Assembly constituency, the two veteran
artists of different dramatic clubs, Ashok Sharma (INS) and Mohan Lal,
Minister for High Education Punjab (BJP), hotly contested the
duo fail to hold on
Jalandhar, February 24
A father-son duo who entered the
fray as nominees of two different parties from reserve constituencies
of Phagwara and Banga to retain their seats had to face defeat at the
hands of the Congress.
Mr Inder Iqbal Singh (SAD) from Kum Kalan.
Winner from Kila Raipur constituency Jagdish Singh Garcha (SAD). — PSH