Can AAP End Congress' Winning Streak in SAS Nagar | An Insight Into Political Scenario

Punjab Assembly Election 2022: S.A.S. Nagar is an assembly constituency in Punjab. In 2017, this constituency was won by the Indian National Congress.

Updated Date:January 30, 2022 5:28 PM IST

By India.com News Desk

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S.A.S. Nagar Constituency, Punjab: S.A.S. Nagar is one of the 117 assembly constituencies in Punjab which will go to polls on February 20. Carved out of areas falling in Ropar and Patiala District as 18th District of Punjab on 14th April 2006, the district is named after the eldest son of Guru Gobind Singh, Sahibzada Ajit Singh (SAS Nagar, or "House of Sahibzada Ajit Singh") because of its contiguous with the union territory of Chandigarh. In 2017, this constituency was won by the Indian National Congress. S.A.S. Nagar under S.A.S. Nagar district of Punjab State. Balbir Singh Sidhu of INC had won the seat by defeating Narinder Singh from Aam Aadmi Party with a margin of 27873 votes.

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The term of the current assembly elected in 2017 will expire in March. 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.

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.

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S.A.S. NAGAR ASSEMBLY ELECTION RESULTS (2017)

Candidate's Name Party Level Votes Vote Rate % Margin
Balbir Singh Sidhu INC Winner 66,844 47.47% 27,873
Narinder Singh AAP Runner Up 38,971 27.68%
Tejinder Pal Singh SAD 3rd 30,031 21.33%
None Of The Above NOTA 4th 1,139 0.81%
Sarbjit Singh BSP 5th 1,027 0.73%
Amit Sharma HSS 6th 370 0.26%
Parneet Singh Pandher IND 7th 340 0.24%
Balwinder Singh DEMSWP 8th 328 0.23%
Jaswinder Singh TMC 9th 316 0.22%
Kamaljot Kaur IND 10th 314 0.22%
Gurkirpal Singh Mann PDEMP 11th 284 0.20%
Mahinder Pal Singh APPA 12th 255 0.18%
Kuljit Singh IND 13th 230 0.16%
Paramjit Singh Padda IND 14th 168 0.12%
Kishor Kumar Pal BMUP 15th 100 0.07%
Krishan Gopal Sharma BIRK 16th 86 0.06%

S.A.S. NAGAR PAST ELECTION RESULTS

Year
Candidate's Name Party Level Votes Vote Rate % Margin
2017
Balbir Singh Sidhu INC Winner 66,844 47.47% 27,873
Narinder Singh AAP Runner Up 38,971 27.68%
2012
Balbir Singh Sidhu INC Winner 64,005 51% 16,756
Balwant Singh Ramoowalia SAD Runner Up 47,249 38%
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Published Date:January 29, 2022 12:55 AM IST

Updated Date:January 30, 2022 5:28 PM IST