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Bathinda Urban to Witness Tough Battle Between Congress’ Manpreet Badal And His 2 Former Aides
Bathinda Urban is an assembly constituency in Punjab. In 2017, Manpreet Singh Badal of the Indian National Congress won the seat by defeating Deepak Bansal from Aam Aadmi Party with a margin of 18480 votes.
New Delhi: Bhatinda Assembly Constituency of Punjab will go to the polls on February 20, Sunday. The seat is currently held by Manpreet Singh Badal of the Indian National Congress. In the 2017 Punjab Assembly elections, the Congress leader had won the seat by defeating his arch-rival and AAP candidate Deepak Bansal with a margin of 18480 votes.
In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Shiromani Akali Dal candidate Harsimrat Kaur Badal won from Bhatinda Lok Sabha (MP) Seat with a margin of 21772 votes by defeating Amrinder Singh Raja Warring from Indian National Congress.
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Key Candidates This Year
This year, the Vidhan Sabha seat will witness a tough battle between sitting MLA Manpreet Singh Badal (INC), Raj Nambardar (Punjab Lok Congress), Swaroop Chand Singla (SAD), Jagroop Singh Gill(AAP). For the unversed, Nambardar and Gill were considered as aides of Badal. However they turned rebel ahead of polls and decided to contest from different parties.
Filed my nomination papers this afternoon as the Congress candidate from Bathinda Urban. pic.twitter.com/cmSZo8VRWe
— Manpreet Singh Badal (@MSBADAL) January 29, 2022
Zee Opinion Poll Predicts Hung Assembly In Punjab
Punjab may be headed for a hung assembly with Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) emerging as the single largest party in the state, predicted Zee News-DesignBoxed Opinion Poll. As per the pre-poll survey, AAP and Congress are projected to win 36-39 and 35-38 seats respectively in the state, which will vote in single-phase on Feb 20. But despite the lead in vote share, AAP may not win a majority out of 117 seats.
Here’s the complete schedule for Punjab Assembly Polls:
- Issue of notification: January 21
- Last date of notification: January 28
- Scrutiny of nomination: January 29
- Last date of withdrawal of candidature: January 31
- Date of poll: February 20
- Counting of votes: March 10
BATHINDA URBAN ASSEMBLY ELECTION RESULTS (2017)
|Candidate’s Name||Party||Level||Votes||Vote Rate %||Margin|
|Manpreet Singh Badal||INC||Winner||63,942||42.24%||18,480|
|Deepak Bansal||AAP||Runner Up||45,462||30.03%|
|Sarup Chand Singla||SAD||3rd||37,177||24.56%|
|None Of The Above||NOTA||4th||1,208||0.80%|
|Jatinder Roy Khattar||APPA||10th||295||0.19%|
|Gian Chand Bansal||DEMSWP||11th||258||0.17%|
|Harvinder Singh Harry||SAD(M)||13th||157||0.10%|
|Hardeep Kumar Sharma||JJJKP||14th||105||0.07%|
BATHINDA URBAN PAST ELECTION RESULTS
Date of Polling: February 20, 2022
Result Date: March 10, 2022
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