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.
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.