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SAD convenes meeting of newly-elected MLAs on Mar 8
Chandigarh, March 06, 2012
First Published: 18:43 IST(6/3/2012)
Last Updated: 18:46 IST(6/3/2012)

With SAD-BJP alliance retaining power in Punjab, Shiromani Akali Dal 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 today.

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

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