Punjab Assembly Election | Punjab Ruling Party
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.
|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|
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
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.