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PUNJAB ASSEMBLY ELECTION 2022: CONSTITUENCIES

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Punjab, also known as the food bowl of India, witnessed a multi-cornered contest for its 117 seats. The elections were held in a single phase on February 20. The high-stakes electoral battle in Punjab, a predominantly agrarian state, was fought months after the Centre withdrew three farm laws that had triggered protests lasting for more than a year.Punjab has over 1.9 crore voters, one third of which belong to the Dalit community. see more

The ruling Congress witnessed an uphill task to retain one of the three fortresses in the country. After months of infighting, the Grand Old Party declared chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi as the face of the party. Channi, the state's first Dalit CM, contested from two seats-Chamkaur Sahib and Bhadaur.

Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu, who was instrumental in Captain Amarinder Singh's resignation as the CM, contested the polls from Amritsar East. The latter quit the Congress and floated his own party Punjab Lok Congress, contesting in alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party and SAD-Dhindsa faction."

The Congress' main opposition Aam Aadmi Party contested elections under the leadership of its chief ministerial face Bhagwant Mann. The two-time Lok Sabha MP contested from Dhuri in Sangrur.

The counting of votes took place on March 10.

All Constituencies (117)

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