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Punjab Assembly Elections– The polling to three municipal corporations and 29 municipal councils and nagar panchayats being held in Punjab would be the first major electoral exercise across different parts of the state after the February 2017 assembly elections. Going by the past trends, punjab ruling party have usually won the local bodies’ elections. However, winning the elections by a comfortable majority is important for the Congress to prove that it was still popular nine months after forming the government in the state when it is being questioned over fulfilling its pre-poll promises.

Punjab Ruling Party: V P Singh Badnore took oath as the new Governor of Punjab and also as Administrator of Chandigarh Administration. Badnore, take over the Governor of Haryana “Kaptan Singh Solanki” and was holding the charge of Administrator of Chandigarh & Punjab Governor since January 2015. The government of Punjab congratulated Badnore for becoming Punjab Governor and Administrator of UT Chandigarh. According to the speaker, In July 2010, he was elected to the Rajya Sabha. He was the chairman of the special task force to rehabilitate tigers in Sariska (Rajasthan) from 2005-09 and a member of the empowered committee of forests and wildlife management in Rajasthan.

Punjab Election Result 2017

Congress won 77 seats in the 117-member Punjab assembly with Amarinder Singh as its chief ministerial nominee, only one short of the 78 needed for a two-thirds majority.

Party Won Leading Total
Bharatiya Janata Party 3 0 3
Indian National Congress 77 0 77
Aam Aadmi Party 20 0 20
Shiromani Akali Dal 15 0 15
Lok Insaaf Party 2 0 2
Total 117 0 117

Punjab Assembly Election 2017

The Election Commission of India has declared that Punjab will go to elections in February 2017. The ruling SAD-BJP government, led by Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, will face voters five years after coming back to power in 2012. Evidently, there is going to be an intensive political activity in the state in the run-up to the elections when voters cast their vote.

The political contest in Punjab has been bipolar for the most part until now with the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the Congress as the two main contenders. In the 2011 assembly elections, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal’s estranged nephew Manpreet Singh Badal launched the People’s Party of Punjab. The Akali Dal (Longowal), another breakaway outfit of the Shiromani Akali Dal, was launched by Surjit Singh Barnala in 2004. The Lok Bhalai Party was launched by Balwant Singh Ramoowalia in 2009. However, these regional parties have remained on the fringes without making any noticeable impact in the state assembly elections so far.

Complete List of MLA of Punjab 2017

Constituency Winner/Leading Trailing/Runnerup
Sujanpur Dinesh Singh (BJP) Winner Amit Singh (INC )Runner-up
Bhoa Joginder Pal (INC)Winner Seema Kumari (BJP )Runner-up
Pathankot Amit (INC)Winner Ashwani Kumar (BJP )Runner-up
Gurdaspur Barindermeet Singh Pahra (INC) Winner Gurbachan Singh Babehali (SAD )Runner-up
Dina Nagar Aruna Chaudhary (INC)Winner Bishan Dass (BJP )Runner-up
Qadian Fatehjang Singh Bajwa (INC) Winner Sewa Singh (SAD )Runner-up
Batala Lakhbir Singh Lodhinangal (SAD) Winner Ashwani Sekhri (INC )Runner-up
Sri Hargobindpur Balwinder Singh (INC) Winner Manjit Singh (SAD )Runner-up
Fatehgarh Churian Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa (INC) Winner Nirmal Singh Kahlon (SAD )Runner-up
Dera Baba Nanak Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa (INC) Winner Sucha Singh Langah (SAD )Runner-up
Ajnala Harpartap Singh (INC) Winner Amarpal Singh Bony Ajnala (SAD )Runner-up
Raja Sansi Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria (INC) Winner Vir Singh Lopoke (SAD )Runner-up
Majitha Bikram Singh Majithia (SAD) Winner Sukhjinder Raj Singh Lalli (INC )Runner-up
Jandiala Sukhwinder Singh Danny Bandala (INC) Winner Dalbir Singh (SAD )Runner-up
Amritsar North Sunil Dutti (INC) Winner Anil Joshi (BJP )Runner-up
Amritsar West Raj Kumar Verka (INC) Winner Rakesh Gill (BJP )Runner-up
Amritsar Central Om Parkash Soni (INC) Winner Tarun Chugh (BJP )Runner-up
Amritsar East Navjot Singh Sidhu (INC) Winner Rajesh Kumar Honey (BJP )Runner-up
Amritsar South Inderbir Singh Bolaria (INC) Winner Inderbir Singh Nijjar (AAP )Runner-up
Attari Tarsem Singh D.C. (INC) Winner Gulzar Singh Ranike (SAD )Runner-up
Tarn Taran Dr. Dharambir Agnihotri (INC) Winner Harmeet Singh Sandhu (SAD )Runner-up
Khem Karan Sukhpal Singh Bhullar (INC) Winner Virsa Singh (SAD )Runner-up
Patti Harminder Singh Gill (INC) Winner Adesh Partap Singh Kairon (SAD )Runner-up
Khadoor Sahib Ramanjeet Singh Sahota Sikki (INC) Winner Ravinder Singh Brahampura (SAD )Runner-up
Baba Bakala Santokh Singh (INC) Winner Dalbir Singh Tong (AAP )Runner-up
Bholath Sukhpal Singh (AAP) Winner Yuvraj Bhupinder Singh (SAD )Runner-up
Kapurthala Rana Gurjit Singh (INC) Winner Advocate Paramjit Singh (SAD )Runner-up
Sultanpur Lodhi Navtej Singh Cheema (INC) Winner Upinderjit Kaur (SAD )Runner-up
Phagwara Som Parkash (BJP) Winner Joginder Singh Mann (INC )Runner-up
Phillaur Baldev Singh Khaira (SAD) Winner Vikramjit Singh Chaudhary (INC )Runner-up
Nakodar Gurpratap Singh Wadala (SAD) Winner Sarwan Singh Hayer (AAP )Runner-up
Shahkot Ajit Singh Kohar (SAD) Winner Hardev Singh Ladi (INC )Runner-up
Kartarpur Ch. Surinder Singh (INC) Winner Sat Paul (SAD )Runner-up
Jalandhar West Sushil Kumar Rinku (INC) Winner Mahinder Pal Bhagat (BJP )Runner-up
Jalandhar Central Rajinder Beri (INC) Winner Manoranjan Kalia (BJP )Runner-up
Jalandhar North Avtar Singh Junior (INC) Winner K D Bhandari (BJP )Runner-up
Jalandhar Cantt. Pargat Singh Powar (INC) Winner Sarabjit Singh Makkar (SAD )Runner-up
Adampur Pawan Kumar Tinu (SAD) Winner Mohinder Singh Kaypee (INC )Runner-up
Mukerian Rajnish Kumar Babbi (INC) Winner Arunesh Kumar (BJP )Runner-up
Dasuya Arun Dogra (INC) Winner Sukhjit Kaur (BJP )Runner-up
Urmar Sangat Singh Gilzian (INC) Winner Arbinder Singh Rasulpur (SAD )Runner-up
Sham Chaurasi Pawan Kumar Adia (INC) Winner Dr. Ravjot Singh (AAP )Runner-up
Hoshiarpur Sunder Sham Arora (INC) Winner Tikshan Sud (BJP )Runner-up
Chabbewal Dr. Raj Kumar (INC) Winner Sohan Singh Thandal (SAD )Runner-up
Garhshankar Jai Krishan (AAP) Winner Surinder Singh Heer (SAD )Runner-up
Banga Sukhwinder Kumar (SAD) Winner Harjot (AAP )Runner-up
Nawan Shahr Angad Singh (INC) Winner Jarnail Singh Wahid (SAD )Runner-up
Balachaur Darshan Lal (INC) Winner Nand Lal (SAD )Runner-up
Anandpur Sahib Kanwar Pal Singh (INC) Winner Dr. Parminder Sharma (BJP )Runner-up
Rupnagar Amarjit Singh (AAP) Winner Brinder Singh Dhillon (INC )Runner-up
Chamkaur Sahib Charanjit Singh Channi (INC) Winner Charanjit Singh (AAP )Runner-up
Kharar Kanwar Sandhu (AAP) Winner Jagmohan Singh Kang (INC )Runner-up
S.A.S.Nagar Balbir Singh Sidhu (INC) Winner Narinder Singh (AAP )Runner-up
Bassi Pathana Gurpreet Singh (INC) Winner
Santokh Singh (AAP )Runner-up
Fatehgarh Sahib Kuljit Singh Nagra (INC) Winner Didar Singh Bhatti (SAD )Runner-up
Amloh Randeep Singh (INC) Winner Gurpreet Singh Raju Khanna (SAD )Runner-up
Khanna Gurkirat Singh Kotli (INC) Winner Anil Dutt Phally (AAP )Runner-up
Samrala Amrik Singh Dhillon (INC) Winner Sarbans Singh Manki (AAP )Runner-up
Sahnewal Sharanjit Singh Dhillon (SAD) Winner Satwinder Kaur Bitti (INC )Runner-up
Ludhiana East Sanjeev Talwar (INC) Winner Daljit Singh Grewal (Bhola) (AAP )Runner-up
Ludhiana South Balvinder Singh Bains (LIP) Winner Bhupinder Singh Sidhu (INC )Runner-up
Atam Nagar Simarjeet Singh Bains (LIP) Winner Kamal Jit Singh Karwal (INC )Runner-up
Ludhiana Central Surinder Kumar Dawar (INC) Winner Gurdev Sharma Debi (BJP )Runner-up
Ludhiana West Bharat Bhushan (Ashu) (INC) Winner Ahbaab Singh Grewal (AAP )Runner-up
Ludhiana North Rakesh Pandey (INC) Winner Parveen Bansal (BJP )Runner-up
Gill Kuldeep Singh Vaid(Bulara) (INC) Winner Jiwan Singh Sangowal (AAP )Runner-up
Payal Lakhvir Singh Lakha (INC) Winner Gurpreet Singh Lapran (AAP )Runner-up
Dakha Harvinder Singh Phoolka (AAP) Winner Manpreet Singh Ayali (SAD )Runner-up
Raikot Jagtar Singh Jagga Hissowal (AAP) Winner Amar Singh (INC )Runner-up
Jagraon Saravjit Kaur Manuke (AAP) Winner Malkit Singh Dakha (INC )Runner-up
Nihal Singh Wala Manjit Singh (AAP) Winner Rajwinder Kaur (INC )Runner-up
Bhagha Purana Darshan Singh Brar (INC) Winner Gurbinder Singh Kang (AAP )Runner-up
Moga Harjot Kamal Singh (INC) Winner Ramesh Grover (AAP )Runner-up
Dharamkot Sukhjit Singh (INC) Winner Tota Singh (SAD )Runner-up
Zira Kulbir Singh (INC) Winner Hari Singh Zira (SAD )Runner-up
Firozpur City Parminder Singh Pinki (INC) Winner Sukhpal Singh (BJP )Runner-up
Firozpur Rural Satkar Kaur (INC) Winner Joginder Singh Jindu (SAD )Runner-up
Guru Har Sahai Gurmeet Singh Sodhi (INC) Winner Vardev Singh (SAD )Runner-up
Jalalabad Sukhbir Singh Badal (SAD) Winner Bhagwant Mann (AAP )Runner-up
Fazilka Davinder Singh Ghubaya (INC) Winner Surjit Kumar Jyani (BJP )Runner-up
Abohar Arun Narang (BJP) Winner Sunil Jakhar (INC )Runner-up
Balluana Nathu Ram (INC) Winner Parkash Singh Bhatti (SAD )Runner-up
Lambi Parkash Singh (SAD) Winner Amarinder Singh (INC )Runner-up
Gidderbaha Amrinder Singh Alias Raja Warring (INC) Winner Hardeep Singh Alias Dimpy Dhillon (SAD )Runner-up
Malout Ajaib Singh Bhatti (INC) Winner Darshan Singh (SAD )Runner-up
Muktsar Kanwarjit Singh (SAD) Winner Karan Kaur (INC )Runner-up
Faridkot Kusaldeep Singh Kiki Dhillon (INC) Winner Gurdit Singh Sekhon (AAP )Runner-up
Kotkapura Kultar Singh Sandhwan (AAP) Winner Bhai Harnirpal Singh Kukku (INC )Runner-up
Jaitu Baldev Singh (AAP) Winner Mohammad Sadique (INC )Runner-up
Rampura Phul Gurpreet Singh Kangar (INC) Winner Sikander Singh Maluka (SAD )Runner-up
Bhucho Mandi Pritam Singh Kotbhai (INC) Winner Jagsir Singh (AAP )Runner-up
Bathinda Urban Manpreet Singh Badal (INC) Winner Deepak Bansal (AAP )Runner-up
Bathinda Rural Rupinder Kaur Ruby (AAP) Winner Er. Amit Rattan Kotfatta (SAD )Runner-up
Talwandi Sabo Prof. Baljinder Kaur (AAP) Winner Khushbaz Singh Jatana (INC )Runner-up
Maur Jagdev Singh (AAP) Winner Janmeja Singh Sekhon (SAD )Runner-up
Mansa Nazar Singh Manshahia (AAP) Winner Manoj Bala (INC )Runner-up
Sardulgarh Dilraj Singh (SAD) Winner Ajit Inder Singh (INC )Runner-up
Budhlada Budh Ram (AAP) Winner Ranjit Kaur Bhatti (INC )Runner-up
Lehra Parminder Singh Dhindsa (SAD) Winner Rajinder Kaur Bhattal (INC )Runner-up
Dirba Harpal Singh Cheema (AAP) Winner Ajaib Singh Ratolan (INC )Runner-up
Sunam Aman Arora (AAP) Winner Gobind Singh Longowal (SAD )Runner-up
Bhadaur Pirmal Singh Dhaula (AAP) Winner Sant Balvir Singh Ghunas (SAD )Runner-up
Barnala Gurmeet Singh Meet Haher (AAP)
Kewal Singh Dhillon (INC )Runner-up
Mehal Kalan Kulwant Singh Pandori (AAP) Winner Ajit Singh Shant (SAD )Runner-up
Malerkotla Razia Sultana (INC ) Winner Mohammad Owais (SAD )Runner-up
Amargarh Surjit Singh Dhiman (INC) Winner Iqbal Singh Jhundan (SAD )Runner-up
Dhuri Dalvir Singh Goldy (INC) Winner Jasvir Singh Jassi Sekhon (AAP )Runner-up
Sangrur Vijay Inder Singla (INC) Winner Dinesh Bansal (AAP )Runner-up
Nabha Sadhu Singh (INC) Winner Gurdev Singh Dev Mann (AAP )Runner-up
Patiala Rural Brahm Mohindra (INC) Winner Karanvir Singh Tiwana (AAP )Runner-up
Rajpura Hardial Singh Kamboj (INC) Winner Ashutosh Joshi (AAP )Runner-up
Dera Bassi Narinder Kumar Sharma (SAD) Winner Deepinder Singh (INC )Runner-up
Ghanaur Thekedar Madan Lal Jalalpur (INC) Winner Harpreet Kaur Mukhmailpur (SAD )Runner-up
Sanour Harinder Pal Singh Chandumajra (SAD) Winner Harinder Pal Singh Mann (INC )Runner-up
Patiala Amarinder Singh (INC) Winner Dr.Balbir Singh (AAP )Runner-up
Samana Rajinder Singh (INC ) Winner Surjit Singh Rakhra (SAD )Runner-up
Shutrana Nirmal Singh (INC) Winner Vaninder Kaur Loomba (SAD )Runner-up

Punjab Assembly Election 2017

The committee of India has declared that Punjab can head to elections in February 2017. The SAD-BJP Punjab ruling party, led by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, once it comes to power in 2012 can face voters 5 years. Evidently, there’s about to be an intensive political activity within the state within the run-up to the elections once voters forged their vote.

In Punjab, the political contest has been bipolar for the foremost half with the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) & as the Congress has the 2 main contenders. Within the 2011 assembly elections, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal’s alienated nephew Manpreet Singh Badal launched the People’s Party of Punjab. The Akali Dal (Longowal) outfit of the Shiromani Akali Dal, was launched by Surjit Singh Barnala in 2004. The Lok Bhalai Party was launched by Balwant Singh Ramoowalia in 2009. However, these regional parties have remained on the fringes without making any noticeable impact in the state assembly elections so far.


As the SAD-BJP combine completes two consecutive terms in the state, there is a palpable degree of anti-incumbency sentiment among voters. Though the Congress is the main opposition, voters are not open to seeing it as a favorable alternative.

The emergence of AAP in Punjab

Meanwhile, a third contender has been fast gaining ground in the state after a worthy performance in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The Aam Aadmi Party got an encouraging response in Punjab when all four of its candidates won in their maiden elections. In fact, Punjab was the only state where the AAP won all the four seats it contested from.

As Punjab assembly elections braces for the next year, the youth in most of Punjab’s districts is inclined to go for AAP. Arvind Kejriwal has been the face of the AAP in Punjab till now through a search is on to get a suitable chief ministerial candidate. The party is actively working on building its voter base with the help of volunteers.

About Punjab Elections

The erstwhile Patiala and East Punjab States Union were formed on fifteen July 1948 by merging eight princely states of East Punjab. The state assembly was bicameral, comprising the Vidhan Sabha and Vidhan Parishad and the state was reorganized and renamed Punjab in 1956. The strength of the Vidhan Parishad of the newly formed state was increased from forty seats to forty-six then fifty-one in 1957.

In 1966, Punjab was trifurcated to form Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, and present-day Punjab. The Vidhan Sabha was expanded to 104 seats as Vidhan Parishad was reduced by 40 seats. On 1 January 1970, the Vidhan Parishad was terminated. Therefore, Punjab has a unicameral legislature now.