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SAD convenes meeting of newly-elected MLAs on March 8

With Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-BJP alliance retaining power in Punjab, president Sukhbir Singh Badal has called a meeting of the party's newly-elected legislators on March 8.

chandigarh Updated: Mar 06, 2012 18:49 IST

With Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-BJP alliance retaining power in Punjab, president Sukhbir Singh Badal has called a meeting of the party's newly-elected legislators on March 8.

The newly-elected MLAs of the party would meet at 10am in Chandigarh on March 8 while the party's core committee would meet at 6pm on the same day, SAD spokesman Daljit Singh Cheema said.

Bucking the anti-incumbency trend, the SAD (Badal) won 56 seats while its alliance partner BJP got 12 seats, taking the combine's tally to 68 in the 117-member assembly in the results declared on Tuesday.

The Congress, which was banking on anti-incumbency factor to ride to power, won only 46 seats, marginally higher than the 42 it got last time. Three others were won by independents.