The Aam Aadmi Party has made a clean sweep in Punjab after winning 92 of the 117 assembly seats on Thursday, with Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, SAD patriarch Parkash Singh Badal and former CM Amarinder Singh among the heavyweights who lost.
The results are in line with various exit polls, which had also predicted that the Aam Aadmi Party will form the next government in Punjab.
As many as 1,304 candidates, including 93 women and two transgenders, were in the fray.
Punjab election results: Result status
The AAP has won 92 seats, followed by Congress (18), Shiromani Akali Dal (three), Bharatiya Janata Party (two), and Bahujan Samaj Party and independent candidate one each.
AAP wins 91 seats, leading in one
AAP wins with two-third majority
According to election commission data at 6 pm, AAP has won 89 seats and is leading on three more in the 117-member assembly. The ruling Congress has won 15 seats and is leading on three more. The SAD-BSP combine has been able to win only four seats and BJP two in the contest in the state which was being seen as multi-cornered. Independents also won one seat.
Official trends: Punjab Elections
Official EC trends for Punjab Elections: AAP wins 79, leads on 13. Congress wins 13 and leads on 5. Shiromani Akali Dal leads on 3, BJP on 2 and BSP and Independent win 1 each.
AAP's victory in Punjab extraordinary: Yogendra Yadav
Swaraj India president and former AAP leader Yogendra Yadav on Thursday termed the Arvind Kejriwal-led party's performance in Punjab as "spectacular and extraordinary", but said it's more "an indictment" of the "entire political establishment" rather than the success of a party in the electoral battle.
'People voted for AAP due to anti-incumbency under Capt Singh'
“In Punjab, Congress presented a new leadership through Charanjit Singh Channi who is son of the soil, but the entire anti-incumbency of 4.5 years under Captain Amarinder Singh could not be overcome and hence people voted for AAP for change," Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala said.
Comedian turned politician Bhagwant Mann to be Punjab's next CM
Bhagwant Mann, MP from Sangrur and Aam Aadmi Party's face for the Punjab assembly polls, is set to be the next chief minister with the party poised for a historic verdict in the state.
Congress candidate Malvika Sood loses from Moga constituency
Congress candidate from Punjab's Moga constituency, Malvika Sood has been defeated by AAP’s Dr Amandeep Kaur Arora by over 20,000 votes.
Kejriwal not terrorist but real 'Desh Bhakt': AAP chief
We will make an India where no student has to go to Ukraine to study medicine...with these results people showed that Kejriwal is not a terrorist but a real 'Desh Bhakt': AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal in Delhi
AAP has changed the system: Kejriwal
Bhagat Singh once said if we don't change the system after the British leave, nothing will happen. Sadly in the last 75 yrs, these parties & leaders had the same British system, they were looting the country, no schools/hospitals were made. AAP has changed the system: Arvind Kejriwal
Punjab has done amazing: Kejriwal
Sukhbir Singh Badal lost, Capt Sahab lost, Channi Sahab lost, Parkash Singh Badal lost, Navjot Singh Sidhu lost, Bikram Singh Majithia lost. Punjab has done amazing: AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal
'Punjab waalo tussi kamaal kar ditta': Kejriwal
'Punjab waalo tussi kamaal kar ditta', we all love you, Punjab. The results are a massive 'inquilaab', big seats have shaken up: AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal
Sidhu losses from Amritsar East
Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu loses from Amritsar East by a margin of 6,750 votes. Shiromani Akali Dal's Bikram Singh Majithia loses from Amritsar East by a margin of 14,408 votes.
Mann to take oath at Khatkarkalan
Aam Aadmi Party chief ministerial candidate Bhagwant Mann on Thursday said the oath-taking ceremony of the new Punjab cabinet will be held at Khatkarkalan in Nawanshahr district, the ancestral village of legendary freedom fighter Bhagat Singh.
AAP's Punjab CM face Bhagwant Mann wins from Dhuri
AAP's chief ministerial face Bhagwant Mann won from Dhuri assembly seat on Thursday.
Mann, who is also Aam Aadmi Party's state unit head, defeated Congress candidate and sitting MLA Dalvir Singh Goldy by a margin of 58,206 votes, according to the results announced by poll authorities.
Punjab BJP chief Ashwani Sharma wins from Pathankot seat
Punjab BJP chief Ashwani Sharma on Thursday won from the Pathankot assembly seat.
Sharma defeated Congress candidate and sitting MLA Amit Vij by a margin of 7,759 votes.
Amarinder Singh lost from his home turf Patiala Urban seat
Two-time Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh lost from his home turf Patiala Urban seat by a margin of 19,873 votes, according to assembly poll results declared on Thursday.
Singh was defeated by Aam Aadmi Party candidate Ajit Pal Singh Kohli.
The 79-year-old scion of the erstwhile Patiala royal family had floated his own party --- Punjab Lok Congress -- following his unceremonious exit as the chief minister of the state.
From now 'Udta Punjab' will be known as 'Uthta Punjab', says AAP
Aam Aadmi Party's in charge of Punjab, Raghav Chadha on Thursday said Punjab will now no longer be known as 'Udta Punjab' (a reference to the drug menace) but as 'Uthta Punjab' (Awaking of Punjab residents) as early trends from the counting of votes by the Election Commission indicated a sweep for AAP in the state.
Punjab Results 2022: Kejriwal congratulates people of Punjab
As the AAP appeared set for a clean sweep in Punjab, the party's national convener Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday congratulated the people of the state “for this revolution".
"Many congratulations to the people of Punjab for this revolution," Kejriwal, the Delhi chief minister, said in a tweet in Hindi.
Punjab Results 2022: Humbly accept mandate of people of Punjab: Sidhu
With the AAP all set to sweep the Punjab polls, state Congress chief Navjot Sidhu on Thursday said the party humbly accepts the mandate of the people of the state.
He also congratulated the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party. "The voice of the people is the voice of God …. Humbly accept the mandate of the people of Punjab …. Congratulations to Aap !!!" he said in a tweet.
According to latest trends, the AAP was leading in 90 of the 117 assembly seats.
Punjab Results 2022: ‘Acceptance of the Arvind Kejriwal model of governance’
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party leader Manish Sisodia on Thursday lauded the party's performance in the Punjab Assembly polls, saying that the victory is an acceptance of the Arvind Kejriwal model of governance.
"Punjab has given chance to Kejriwal's model of governance. Today, his model of governance has been established at the national level," said Sisodia.
Punjab Results 2022: AAP has become a national force, says Raghav Chadha
AAP leader Raghav Chadha said that the results were an indication that people of the state had accepted the duo of Kejriwal-Bhagwant Mann. "In future, Arvind Kejriwal will be the principal challenger of BJP and AAP will be Congress' national and natural replacement.". Full story
Punjab election results LIVE: AAP appears heading for clean sweep in Punjab, leading in 88 of 117 seats
The Aam Aadmi Party appeared to be heading for a clean sweep in Punjab having taken a lead in 88 of the 117 assembly seats after initial rounds of counting of votes on Thursday, with Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, SAD patriarch Parkash Singh Badal and former CM Amarinder Singh among the heavyweights who were trailing.
Punjab election results LIVE: Channi, Sidhu, Amarinder trailing in early trends
In early trends, Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, state Congress president Navjot Singh Sidhu and Punjab Lok Congress leader Amarinder Singh are trailing from Chamkur Sahib, Amritsar East, and Patiala seats respectively.
Punjab election results LIVE: Sidhu, Majithia trailing from Amritsar East seat
Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu and SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia were trailing from Amritsar East seat, according to initial poll trends.
Aam Aadmi Party candidate Jeevanjyot Kaur was leading over her nearest rival Majithia by a margin of 590 votes.
Punjab election results LIVE: Aam Aadmi Party crosses the majority number of 59
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) crosses the majority number of 59 in Punjab, currently leading on 64 seats as counting for #PunjabElections, as per EC.
SAD patriarch Parkash Singh Badal trailing from Lambi
Five-term Punjab chief minister and SAD leader Parkash Singh Badal was trailing from his home turf Lambi seat by 1,416 votes, according to initial poll trends.
Amarinder Singh trailing in Patiala Urban seat
Two-time Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh is trailing in his pocket borough Patiala Urban seat by 3,575 votes on Thursday, according to initial poll trends.
Punjab election results LIVE: Early trends
Aam Aadmi Party leading in 27 seats, Shiromani Akali Dal-4, Congress-3 & Others-2, as per Election Commission
Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu trailing at the third spot in Amritsar East Assembly constituency
Punjab election results LIVE: Early leads on 18 seats
Punjab results LIVE: Navjot Singh Sidhu leading from Amritsar East
PPCC chief Navjot Singh Sidhu is leading from Amritsar East in early trends. He is facing a challenge from SAD big gun Bikram Singh Majithia.
Punjab results: Election Commision of India website
Shiromani Akali Dal candidate, Sarabjit Singh Sabi leading with 201 votes from Mukerian seat of Hoshiarpur district.
Punjab election result: Sukhbir Badal leading from Jalalabad
According to early trends, Sukhbir Singh Badal leading from Jalalabad seat
Tight security outside Bhagwant Mann's residence in Sangrur
Heavy police security at residence and roads leading to AAP CM candidate Bhagwant Mann at village Satoj in Sangrur district. The security cover of Mann has been enhanced yesterday.
Punjab Election Results 2022: Bhagwant Mann visits Gurdwara
Punjab: Bhagwant Mann visits Gurdwara, Jalebi preparation begins at his residence ahead of counting
Congress leads on 4, AAP on 3, Akali on 1
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Punjab Elections 2022 vote counting: How to get official results from ECI
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EVMs covered in 3-tier security, no question of tampering: CEC Sushil Chandra
Responding to the allegation levelled by Samajwadi Party on Electronic Voting Machine (EVM), Sushil Chandra, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), said that there is no question of EVM tampering as the Election Commission of India (ECI) has always maintained transparency. Read full story
Over 85 lakh litres of liquor seized from five states that went to polls: EC
A total of 85,27,227 litres of liquor was seized from Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Uttarakhand and Manipur since the polls were announced on January 8.
Punjab Election Results 2022: Date and Time
The counting of votes will start at 8 am with postal ballots. The counting of electronic voting machines (EVM) will commence at 8.30 am.According to Election Commission (EC), 671 counting observers, 130 police observers, and 10 Special Observers will be on the ground to ensure the smooth counting process.
Punjab Election Result 2022 LIVE: AAP's chief ministerial candidate Bhagwant Mann
AAP's chief ministerial candidate Bhagwant Mann exuded confidence of the party's victory on Wednesday."We talked about hospitals, schools, electricity (during campaigns). People have rejected other parties and good results will come tomorrow. I'm not an astrologer but I know people of Punjab want a change. The number of seats we can cross is 80 even 100," Mann told ANI.
Punjab Election Result 2022 LIVE: Thousands of workers given round wise training for vote counting
Punjab Chief Electoral Officer, S Karuna Raju, on Wednesday informed that thousands of workers have been given round wise training for the counting of votes in the state as the real task is the declaration of results of Assembly elections.
Arvind Kejriwal will be in bigger role of Prime Minister in 2024, says Raghav Chadha
With exit polls predicting a victory of the Aam Aadmi Party in Punjab, party's state co-in charge Raghav Chadha on Thursday said that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal "is the hope of crores of people" and if people give an opportunity, he will be seen in a "bigger role of Prime Minister" after the next Lok Sabha elections.
Punjab Election Result 2022 LIVE: Tabulation of results
After each round of counting, tabulation of results in a prescribed format will be done. This will be signed by RO and Observer, and a copy will be shared with the candidates. After the announcement of the round-wise result, counting of the next round will be taken up as per extant instructions. Postal ballot results will also be shared in the prescribed format after obtaining the signatures of candidates' agents.
Punjab Election Result 2022 LIVE: Three-layered security
All strong rooms, where polled EVMs are kept, are under three-layered security with an inner cordon manned by Central Armed Forces. Concerned candidates have been watching the strong room arrangements through CCTV coverage of 24x7. In poll going States, District Administration has imposed sec 144 CrPC around the counting Halls to ensure that peace and tranquillity is not disturbed.
Punjab Election Result 2022 LIVE: Vote counting in five states
The political fervour goes high as all eyes are on the counting of votes of Assembly elections in five States including Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Manipur, Punjab and Uttarakhand on Thursday.
The elections occurred in 690 assembly constituencies in the above-mentioned five states.
Punjab Election Result 2022 LIVE: Counting of votes
The counting of votes will start at 8 am with postal ballots. The counting of electronic voting machines (EVM) will commence at 8.30 am.
Punjab Election Result 2022 LIVE: First time for BJP in
It is the first time that BJP fought over 65 seats in Punjab. It tied up with former chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh's Punjab Lok Congress and SAD (Sanyukt) led by SS Dhindsa. BJP leaders have talked of putting up a strong performance in the polls.
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