Chandigarh, Mar 11: The much awaited Punjab Assembly election results will be declared on Saturday, March 11. The state had a single-phase polling on February 4 for all its 117 assembly seats. The incumbent Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is facing a tough challenge from Congress and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) which is contesting the assembly elections after its good show in 2014 Lok Sabha elections where it managed to win four seats.
Parkash Singh Badal led the campaign for SAD while BJP relied on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s charisma to woo the voters. Congress on the other hand its vice-president Rahul Gandhi helming the campaign for the party with Navjot Singh Sidhu and Captain Amarinder Singh joining Gandhi. Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal campaigned extensively for the party and is hopeful of forming the government in the state. The exit polls on March 9 predicted a rout for the SAD-BJP government and Congress returning to power while AAP making a stunning debut with a number 2 spot in the state assembly.
The 2017 Punjab Assembly Election results will be available on the Election Commission of India (ECI) website www.eci.nic.in. The detailed assembly seat wise election results will be available on the site. We take you through the simple steps to check the Punjab Assembly election results.
How to check constituency wise Punjab assembly election results:
- Visit Election Commission of India official website www.eci.ni.in.
- Click on ‘Elections’ and go to ‘Elections to Legislative Assemblies 2017’.
- Select ‘Punjab’.
- Click on ‘Results’.
AAP launched its campaign much before its rivals and though the party towards the end faced internal problems, the leadership ensured the momentum was never lost. Congress prospects improved after Sidhu joined the party. Sidhu was reportedly keen on joining AAP but Kejriwal revealed that the former cricketer was looking for the chief minister’s post and dropped the idea after it was turned down. The election results tomorrow will tell us who is forming the next government in Punjab.