The Punjab state election results have been announced, with the incumbent Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (SAD-BJP) alliance winning a majority of the votes. The Congress Party, who were in power in the past, came in second place, while the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) finished third. The election was a closely fought battle between the three major contenders for power in the state.
Punjab Election Results
The Punjab state election was held on 4th March 2017, with the results announced on 11th March, 2017. The incumbent SAD-BJP alliance won the elections with a majority of 68 seats in the 117-member assembly. The Congress Party came in second with 31 seats, while the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) came in third with 20 seats. The remaining 8 seats were shared by other parties and independent candidates.
The SAD-BJP alliance won the election by a comfortable margin, but the Congress Party put up a strong fight. The Congress Party was able to gain ground in the urban areas of the state and make inroads in the rural areas as well. The AAP, on the other hand, was able to make some gains in the state, but not enough to be a significant factor in the election.
Analysis of Outcome
The SAD-BJP alliance’s victory in the Punjab state election was largely due to their strong performance in the rural areas of the state. The alliance was able to capitalize on the strong support of the rural population and their traditional voting patterns. The alliance was able to win a majority of the rural seats, which enabled them to secure a comfortable victory in the election.
The Congress Party was able to put up a strong fight in the election, mainly due to their strong performance in the urban areas. The Congress Party was able to capitalize on the urban population’s dissatisfaction with the SAD-BJP alliance’s rule. The Congress Party was able to win a majority of the urban seats and make inroads into the rural areas as well.
The AAP was able to make some gains in the state, mainly due to their strong performance in the urban areas. However, they were not able to make enough of an impact to significantly affect the outcome of the election.
Overall, the SAD-BJP alliance was able to secure a comfortable victory in the Punjab state election. The alliance was able to capitalize on the strong support of the rural population and their traditional voting patterns, while the Congress
On 2nd March, 2021, the results of the Punjab elections were announced. The candidates of the incumbent Indian National Congress (INC) won a major victory in the polls, securing a decisive 82 seats out of 117. The result marked the second consecutive victory of the INC in the state.
The INC’s opponent in this race, the Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (SAD-BJP) alliance, managed to secure only 30 seats. Aam Aadmi Party ( AAP), which forayed in Punjab for the first time, managed to win 20 seats. Another new entrant, the Shiromani Akali Dal ( Prabhuhar), was able to secure 3 seats in the state Assembly.
The 2016 Punjab Assembly elections were a test for the INC and the AAP, seeing as these parties were challenging the ruling SAD-BJP alliance which had been in power for ten continuous years. However, the decisive victory of the INC, reiterated the faith and trust of the people in the party.
The INC has attributed its victory to the hard work and dedication put forth by party volunteers in the state, who worked to connect with people, despite all the difficulties caused by COVID-19.
The Chief Minister of Punjab and INC leader, Captain Amarinder Singh, hailed the significant victory as a “triumph of the people”. The Chief Minister is expected to be sworn in shortly.
The result of the Punjab Assembly Elections is a testament to the staunch support the Congress party continues to receive from the people in the state and the INC is looking forward to fulfilling the responsibilities entrusted on them.