The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) was increasing its majority in the state as the day progressed. As per the latest information, it was leading at almost the places.
All of its candidates were ahead of their counterparts by a comforable margin by afternoon.
The counting was underway since 8 am this morning amid heavy security and the results are expected by today evening.
The police have made elaborate security arrangements for the counting day. Apart from candidates, only one person per table will be allowed to enter the counting premises as the polling agents.
Results so far:
Ludhiana: SAD wrests 18 block samiti seats and one zila parishad seat
Kapurthala: Out of 10 zila parishad seats, SAD wins 5 and leading on other five
Amritsar: SAD wins in Kathunangal zila parishad
Bathinda: SAD wins one seat in zila parishad and 4 seats in block samiti
SAS Nagar: SAD wins 3 zila parishad seats; 8 block samitis
Gurdaspur: SAD wins two seats in Kahnuwan block samiti
Sangrur: SAD wins three seats in block samiti
Tarn Taran: SAD leading
Patiala: Samana block: SAD wins 6 seats; Ghanour block: SAD 4, Cong 1; Nabha block: SAD 5, CPIM 1; Sanour block: SAD wins 5 seats; Bhunerheri block: SAD wins 2 seats