Ludhiana East Constituency, Punjab: The Ludhiana East constituency witnessed a very interesting contest among candidates in 2017 assembly polls, where Congress candidate Sanjay Talwar managed to sail through by defeating Daljit Grewal of AAP with a narrow margin of 1581 votes. This year, the Ludhiana East Constituency will go to polls on February 20 and the results will be announced on March 10. In 2017, Sanjeev Talwar of Indian National Congress won the seat by defeating Daljit Singh Grewal (Bhola) from Aam Aadmi Party with a margin of 1581 votes. Ludhiana East Assembly constituency is one of the 117 Legislative Assembly constituencies of Punjab and falls under the Ludhiana Lok sabha constituency.
Candidates for the 2022 Assembly Elections:
Sanjeev Talwar: INC
Jagmohan Sharma: PLC
Ranjit Singh Dhillon: SAD
Daljit Singh 'Bhola' Grewal: AAP
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
2017 Punjab Assembly Election:
In the 2017 Punjab Assembly polls, Congress won an absolute majority in the state by winning 77 seats and ousted the Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party government after 10 years. In a major highlight of the polls, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) emerged as the second-largest as it won 20 seats in 117-member Punjab Legislative Assembly.
2019 Lok Sabha Elections:
In 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Indian National Congress candidate Ravneet Singh Bittu won from Ludhiana Lok Sabha (MP) Seat with the margin of 76372 votes by defeating Simarjeet Singh Bains from Lok Insaaf Party.
The elections will be held amid the raging Covid-19 pandemic and the rising cases of the highly transmissible Omicron variant. Notably, along with the nationwide surge, Punjab is also seeing a jump in its daily cases of viral disease.