Punjab Election Result 2022: AAP storms to power, wins 92 seats; PM Modi assures all support for state's welfare : The Tribune India

Punjab Election Result 2022: AAP storms to power, wins 92 seats; PM Modi assures all support for state's welfare

Congress a distant second with 18 seats, SAD wins 3, BJP 2, Others 2

Punjab Election Result 2022: AAP storms to power, wins 92 seats; PM Modi assures all support for state's welfare

Aam Aadmi Party supporters celebrates party victory in Punjab Assembly Elections in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Ravi Kumar



Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 10

The Aam Aadmi Party stormed into power in Punjab, winning 92 seats, according to the Election Commission’s website.

In the 117-member Assembly, a party needs to get 59 seats to form the government.

The Congress had won 18 seats, showing the ruling outfit performed poorly.

Meanwhile, in a tweet Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "I would like to congratulate AAP for their victory in the Punjab elections. I assure all possible support from the Centre for Punjab’s welfare."

While the SAD won three seats, it’s ally BSP won one, and the BJP won two seats and one seat went to an Independent candidate.

AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal hailed the party’s performance in Punjab as a “revolution”.

The AAP tsunami made several stalwarts, including three former chief ministers, bite the dust.

Apart from Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, who lost from his Chamkaur Sahib as well as Bhadaur, former CMs Parkash Singh Badal, Amarinder Singh and Rajinder Kaur Bhattal were also among the heavyweights who were defeated.

Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu, senior SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia and several Punjab Ministers also tasted defeat.

Prominent winners included AAP’s chief ministerial face Bhagwant Mann from Dhuri, Leader of Opposition Harpal Singh Cheema from Dirba, Punjab BJP chief Ashwani Kumar Sharma from Pathankot, Congress leader Pratap Singh Bajwa from Qadian and minister Rana Gurjeet Singh from Kapurthala.

In the 2017 Punjab assembly polls, the Congress had ended the SAD-BJP’s 10-year rule by bagging 77 seats.  AAP had managed to get 20 seats while the SAD-BJP had won 18. Two seats went to the Lok Insaaf Party.

“Many congratulations to the people of Punjab for this revolution,” Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said in a tweet in Hindi.

He also posted a picture of himself standing with AAP’s chief ministerial face Bhagwant Mann.

Mann won with a margin of 58,206 votes from Dhuri, defeating Congress candidate Dalvir Singh Goldy.

The oath-taking ceremony of the new Punjab cabinet will be held at Khatkar Kalan, the ancestral village of legendary freedom fighter Bhagat Singh in Nawanshahr district.

Mann said no government office will display photograph of the chief minister. 

Instead, photos of Bhagat Singh and B R Ambedkar will be put on walls in government offices.

“The oath-taking ceremony will not be held at the Raj Bhawan, but at Khatkar Kalan. The date will be announced later,” Mann said addressing party workers and supporters at Dhuri.

Appealing to people to work unitedly, Mann said those who did not vote for APP need not worry as the government will work for all sections of society.

On the other hand, the rival parties accepted the people’s verdict and congratulated AAP.

“I humbly accept the verdict of the people of Punjab and Congratulate @AamAadmiParty and their elected CM @BhagwantMann Ji for the victory. I hope they will deliver on the expectations of people,” said Channi.

State Congress chief Navjot Sidhu in a tweet said, “The voice of the people is the voice of God. Humbly accept the mandate of the people of Punjab. Congratulations to Aap !!!”        

Former CM and Punjab Lok Congress president Amarinder Singh said he accepted the verdict with all humility as democracy triumphed.

Amarinder Singh had floated his own party after quitting the Congress last year, owing to his unceremonious exit as the CM. He lost from his home turf Patiala Urban by a margin of 19,873 votes to AAP candidate Ajit Pal Singh Kohli.

Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal said that his party whole-heartedly and with total humility accepts the mandate given by the people of the state.

“We whole-heartedly & with total humility accept the mandate given by Punjabis. I am grateful to lakhs of Punjabis who placed their trust in us & to SAD-BSP workers for their selfless toil. We will continue to serve them with humility in the role they have assigned to us,” Sukhbir Badal tweeted.

AAP senior leader Raghav Chadha said the party will emerge as the national and natural replacement of the Congress in the coming days.

Chadha said people of Punjab have chosen Bhagwant Mann and the Kejriwal model of governance.

There was jubilation in the AAP camp right from the morning as early trends clearly put AAP away ahead of rivals.

Lakhwinder, an AAP supporter in Kharar, said, “Those parties which until yesterday were questioning the exit poll surveys, which showed clear majority to AAP, will have no face to show now.”

The results also showed that the Sanyukt Samaj Morcha, a political outfit floated by various farmer bodies, failed to make any mark.

In the 2022 elections, AAP sought to project itself as an agent of change and designed its poll campaign likewise and accused its rivals of “looting” the state.  It also announced its chief ministerial face ahead of polls to give clarity to voters.

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the Congress have alternatively been forming governments after the reorganisation of Punjab in 1966.

The Congress fought the elections with Charanjit Singh Channi as its CM face, hoping for the consolidation of the Scheduled Caste votes.

The stakes were also high for the SAD, which contested the polls in alliance with the BSP after breaking electoral ties with the BJP over farm laws.

The BJP, which used to be a junior partner during its alliance with the SAD, fought this election as a major partner after allying with the Punjab Lok Congress and Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa-led SAD (Sanyukt). (With PTI inputs)

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20:20 10 Mar
FINAL TALLY

AAP 92
Congress 18
SAD 3
BJP 2
BSP 1
Independent 1
Total 117

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15:25 10 Mar
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14:45 10 Mar
Muktsar: Jagdeep Singh Kaka Brar of AAP wins by a margin of 34194 votes
14:44 10 Mar
Lambi: Final: Parkash Singh Badal loses

Lambi: Final: Parkash Singh Badal loses. Gurmeet Khudian AAP: 66313 PS Badal SAD: 54917 Jagpal Abulkhurana Congress: 10136 Rakesh Dhingra BJP: 1116

14:43 10 Mar
Pargat Singh wins from Jalandhar Cantt
14:13 10 Mar
AAP's Bhagwant Mann says he will take oath as Punjab CM in Bhagat Singh's ancestral village Khatkarkalan, not in Raj Bhawan
13:51 10 Mar
Amritsar East : Jeevanjot Kaur of AAP wins
13:51 10 Mar
Ferozepur: Rajnish Dahiya, AAP candidate from Ferozepur (Rural) declared winner with a margin of 27457 votes.
13:45 10 Mar
Vikramjit Chaudhary, son of Jalandhar Congress MP Chaudhary Santokh Singh, wins from Phillaur
13:44 10 Mar
AAP wins third seat Raikot in Ludhiana district

Ludhiana: AAP wins third seat Raikot in Ludhiana district, first-timer Hakam Singh Thekedar defeats Congress nominee Kamil Amar Singh, son of Fatehgarh Sahib MP Dr Amar Singh, by a margin of 28000 votes.

13:43 10 Mar
Balkar Singh of AAP wins from Kartarpur
13:31 10 Mar
Muktsar | Round 12: AAP candidate leading

Jagdeep Singh Kaka Brar AAP: 58114

Kanwarjit Singh Rozy Barkandi SAD: 35649

Karan Kaur Brar Congress: 12463

Rajesh Pathela BJP: 7349

13:29 10 Mar
Independent Rana Inder Partap Singh wins from Sultanpur Lodhi
13:28 10 Mar
AAP MLA Aman Arora from Sunam won by margin of 75061 votes
13:13 10 Mar
Lambi: Round 9: Parkash Singh Badal trailing

Gurmeet Khudian AAP: 46813

PS Badal SAD: 37339

Jagpal Abulkhurana Congress: 7473

Rakesh Dhingra BJP: 733

13:09 10 Mar
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13:07 10 Mar
AAP leading in Kharar after Round 20

AAP Anmol Gagan Mann: 68323

SAD Ranjit Singh Gill: 36500

Cong Vijay Sharma Tinku: 21908

13:05 10 Mar
AAP leading in Dera Bassi after Round 12

AAP Kuljit Singh Randhawa: 34786

SAD NK Sharma: 24106

Cong Deepinder Singh Dhillon: 23820

13:04 10 Mar
AAP leading in Doaba

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13:02 10 Mar
AMRITSAR East constituency 8th round 

AAP Jeevan Jyot Kaur 25536

Navjot Singh Sidhu Congress 20334

Bikram Majithia, SAD 16154

13:02 10 Mar
Anandpur Sahib Round 12

AAP Harjot Singh Bains:57882

SAD-BSP- Nutan Nanda4061

INC Rana KP Singh-25941

BJP- Dr Parminder Sharma 9029

13:00 10 Mar
Food Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu loses

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12:50 10 Mar
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12:49 10 Mar
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12:48 10 Mar
Ferozepur: Naresh Kataria, AAP candidate from Zira declared winner
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Ferozepur: Rajnish Dahiya, AAP candidate from Ferozepur (Rural) leading with 22774 votes.

12:46 10 Mar
Ferozepur: Ranbir Bhullar, AAP candidate from Ferozepur (Urban) leading with 7504 votes
12:43 10 Mar
Muktsar: Round 10: AAP candidate leading

Muktsar: Round 10: AAP candidate leading.

Jagdeep Singh Kaka Brar AAP: 47894

Kanwarjit Singh Rozy Barkandi SAD: 32170

Karan Kaur Brar Congress: 11262

Rajesh Pathela BJP: 4545

12:39 10 Mar
Deputy chief minister Om Prakash Soni trails

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12:36 10 Mar
Ajit Pal Kohli defeats Capt Amarinder in Patiala

Ajit Pal Kohli defeats Capt Amarinder by over 13000 votes in Patiala.

12:34 10 Mar
AAP leading in Dera Bassi after Round 10

AAP leading in Dera Bassi after Round 10

AAP Kuljit Singh Randhawa: 26651

SAD NK Sharma: 19653

Cong Deepinder Singh Dhillon: 19495

12:33 10 Mar
Sidhu, Majithia trail

AMRITSAR

8th round

East constituency

Aap Jeevanjot Kaur 25536

Navjot Singh Sidhu Congress 20334

Bikram Majithia Akali 16154

12:30 10 Mar
Party wise vote share after the last round of counting in Punjab

AAP: 42.23%

Congress 23.10%

SAD: 17.88%

BJP: 6.56%

BSP: 1.92%

Nota 0.71 %

Others: 7.46%

12:29 10 Mar
Congratulations to AAP: Sidhu

12:26 10 Mar
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12:24 10 Mar
AAP leads in Malout

Malout: Round 8: AAP leading.

Baljit Kaur AAP: 44858

Harpreet Singh SAD: 21727

Rupinder Kaur Ruby Congress: 9042

12:22 10 Mar
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12:21 10 Mar
AAP ahead in Ropar

ROPAR:

APP Dinesh Kumar Chadha-14106

SAD-BSP Dr Daljit Singh Cheema- 6400

INC Brinder Singh Dhillon-9671

BJP Iqbal Singh Lalpura-2904

12:20 10 Mar
Leads in Hoshiarpur dist

Leads in Hoshiarpur dist

Hoshiarpur LEAD AAP

(BHARAM SHANKAR JIMPA) 8098 (Round 10)

Dasuya LEAD AAP

(KARMBIR SINGH GHUMMAN) 6211 (Round 7)

MUKERIAN LEAD BJP (JANGI LAL MAHAJAN) 2242 (Round 14)

Urmar LEAD

(JASBIR SINGH RAJA) AAP by 6853 (Round 9)

Garhshankar LEAD CONG

(AMARPREET LALLY)

by 259 (Round 6)

Chabbewal LEAD

(DR RAJ KUMAR) CONG by 7926 (Round-8)

Sham Churasi LEAD AAP (DR RAVJOT) by 17577 (Round-9).

12:19 10 Mar
Capt Amarinder trails by 16000 votes.

Capt Amarinder trails by 16000 votes. Almost likely to lose to Ajit pal Kohli at end of 12 rounds

12:18 10 Mar
AAP leading in Kharar

AAP leading in Kharar after Round 15

AAP Anmol Gagan Mann: 49090

SAD Ranjit Singh Gill: 29783

Cong Vijay Sharma Tinku: 16184

12:12 10 Mar
AAP tsunami sweeps Ludhiana district

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10:35 10 Mar
Manpreet Badal trails

Manpreet Badal trails by 14347 after round 3.

10:22 10 Mar
Channi leads from Chamkaur Sahib, trails in Bhadaur in early trends

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi is leading from Chamkaur Sahib seat in early trends of counting that began at 8 am on Thursday. However, he is trailing from another seat, Bhadaur.

10:15 10 Mar
AAP leads on 11 seats out of 14 in Ludhiana

Ludhiana: AAP heading for clean sweep by leading in 11 of total 14 Assembly constituencies in the state's biggest and largest district Ludhiana. Ruling Congress, SAD and BJP leading at one seat each. Both sitting MLAs Bains brothers of LIP trailing.

10:15 10 Mar
Pargat trails in Jalandhar

Pargat trails even after round 4 from Jalandhar Cantt

10:05 10 Mar
AAP's CM face Bhagwant Mann leading from Dhuri   

AAP's chief ministerial face Bhagwant Mann is leading from Punjab's Dhuri seat by a margin of 4,387 votes on Thursday, according to early poll trends.

Mann is leading over his nearest rival and Congress candidate Dalvir Singh Goldy.

10:05 10 Mar
Sukhjinder Randhawa leads

In Gurdaspur, Sukhjinder Randhawa (Dera Baba Nanak), Tript Bajwa and Aruna Chaudhury ( Dinanagar) leading.

09:53 10 Mar
AAP candidate leads in Muktsar

Muktsar: AAP candidate leading.

Jagdeep Singh Kaka Brar AAP: 5017

Kanwarjit Singh Rozy Barkandi SAD: 3832

Karan Kaur Brar Congress: 881

Rajesh Pathela BJP: 328

09:48 10 Mar
Sidhu, Majithia trail in Amritsar East

Amritsar East constituency

AAP Jeevan Jyot Kaur 5999

Navjot Singh Sidhu Congress 4743

Bikram Majithia SAD 4796

09:31 10 Mar
NK Sharma trails in Dera Bassi

NK Sharma, sitting MLA, trailing by about 1300 votes; AAP’s Kuljit Singh Randhawa ahead. Deepinder Singh Dhillon of Congress third in Dera Bassi.

09:26 10 Mar
Parkash Singh Badal trails from Lambi

Parkash Singh Badal trailing from Lambi.

Gurmeet Khudian AAP: 4631

PS Badal SAD : 3215

Jagpal Abulkhurana Congress: 855

Rakesh Dhingra BJP: 125

09:23 10 Mar
SAD's Ganieve Kaur Majithia leads

SAD's Ganieve Kaur Majithia (wife of Bikram Majithia) leading with 1340 votes in Majitha in the first round of counting....Congress's Jagwinder Majithia and AAP Sukhjinder Raj Lalli Majithia trailing.

09:17 10 Mar
AAP Deputy Leader of Opposition Sarvjit Kaur Munke takes decisive lead in Jagraon

Ludhiana: AAP Deputy Leader of Opposition Sarvjit Kaur Munke takes decisive lead in Jagraon after 3 rounds. SAD's former MLA and retired bureaucrat Shiv Ram Kaler and Congress sitting MLA from Raikot Jagtar Singh Jagga Hissowal, who had switched over from AAP, at second and third position, respectively.

09:15 10 Mar
Leader of Opposition Harpal Cheema leads from Dirba

Sangrur: Leader of Opposition Harpal Cheema leading from Dirba with 5722 votes, out of 10136 in first round.

09:10 10 Mar
Balbir Singh Rajewal trails in Samrala

Ludhiana: SSM supremo and its CM face Balbir Singh Rajewal also trailing in Samrala. AAP's first-timer Jagtar Singh leading here too.

09:07 10 Mar
Amritsar/ Attari constituency: AAP leading from Attari

Amritsar/ Attari constituency: AAP leading from Attari

With 3572 votes while SAD is second with 2814 votes. Congress is third with 1328 votes.

09:04 10 Mar
Bharat Bhushan Ashu trails

Ludhiana: Congress heavyweight Bharat Bhushan Ashu trails by 798 votes after 3 rounds in Ludhiana West. AAP's Gurpreet Bassi Gogi leads with 3,642 votes.

08:55 10 Mar
Ludhiana: AAP first-timer Gurpreet Bassi Gogi leads

Ludhiana: AAP first-timer Gurpreet Bassi Gogi leads in first two rounds of counting in Ludhiana West Assembly constituency. Food Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu is trailing at second position. BJP's Bikram Singh Sidhu at third position while SAD's former Minister Maheshinder Singh Grewal is distant fourth.

08:49 10 Mar
Shiromani Akali Dal leads in Mukerian Assembly constituency

In early trends, Shiromani Akali Dal leads in Mukerian Assembly constituency in Punjab, as per the Election Commission

Mukerian

Congress 1612

BJP 2203

SAD 2404

AAP 1773

08:47 10 Mar
SAD's Bikram Majithia trails in Amritsar East

SAD's Bikram Majithia trails in Amritsar East as PCC Chief Sidhu leads - Source News 18

08:26 10 Mar
Punjab Election 2022

Ludhiana: Counting of votes for all 14 Assembly constituencies in the district gets underway at 14 counting centres. Fate of two Cabinet Ministers, two former Akali Ministers, AAP's Deputy Leader of Opposition, four former bureaucrats, 12 women among 175 candidates to be decided.

08:22 10 Mar
Counting starts in Patiala

Counting starts in Government Mohindra College Patiala where EVMs for Patiala urban seat are kept. Capt Amarinder is contesting from this seat.

08:09 10 Mar
Punjab Election 2022 counting begins

Counting starts at all the counting centers in Punjab, says, Punjab CEO S Karuna Raju

08:01 10 Mar
Crucial polls for bigwigs

The poll outcome will decide the fate of several political bigwigs in Punjab, including that of SAD patriarch and five-time Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal (Lambi). He is fighting against Gurmeet Singh Khudian (AAP), who quit the Congress for being “ignored.”

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