Punjab election 2022: Polling ends in border state, voter turnout at 70.2%
Over 2.14 crore voters are set to decide the fate of 1,304 candidates contesting for Punjab assembly seats today. Congress and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) have emerged as the main rivals in the multi-cornered contest while Captain Amarinder Singh, who quit Congress last year and formed his own party, is fighting for his relevance in Punjab politics. The voting for the single-phase poll in Punjab started at 8am and will end at 6pm....Read More
The counting of votes will take place on March 10.
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Overall voter turnout at 70.2%
Overall voter turnout in Punjab was recorded at 70.2% in Punjab.
Polling ends in Punjab
The single-phase polling ends in Punjab. Counting of votes will be held on March 10.
62% voting recorded in Punjab so far
Voting in Punjab recorded at 62% so far.
Overall voting at 52.2% till 4pm
Overall voting in Punjab till 4pm stands at 52.2%.
48.91% voting till 3pm
Till 3pm, 48.91% overall voting has happened in Punjab.
Clash breaks out between AAP and BJP workers, AAP worker sustains minor injuries
A clash broke out between workers of BJP and AAP at a border village Jalloo Kee of Ferozepur (urban) constituency in Punjab. One AAP worker Surjit Singh sustained minor injuries. Police force have reached at spot.
Channi casts vote, says Cong to form govt with two-third majority
Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi casts his vote at a polling booth in Kharar. He is contesting from Chamkaur Sahib and Bhadaur constituencies on a Congress ticket. “The Congress party will form government with 2/3rd majority in Punjab,” he told ANI.
Sukhbir, Parkash Badal and Harsimrat Kaur cast votes
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal along with his father and former CM Parkash Singh Badal and wife Harsimrat Kaur cast votes at Muktsar for Punjab polls.
36.8% voter turnout recorded so far
Over 30% voter turnout (36.8% to be exact) recorded in Punjab so far. In Ludhiana, it is 34.2% and in Jalandhar 33.08%.
Punjab elections: Over 34% polling till 1pm
The polling percentage in Punjab till 1pm was at 34.1%, according to the Election Commission data. Punjab's Fazilka district saw the highest voter turnout of 40.59%.
Mann says people of Punjab voting for truth, will get majority
"Today, the people of Punjab are voting for truth. We will get a majority in this election," Bhagwant Mann.
Amarinder says Congress will be wiped out from Punjab
Captain Amarinder Singh said he was certain of winning from the Patiala assembly constituency, claiming that Congress will be wiped out from Punjab in the assembly elections. “They (Congress) live in a different world & will be wiped out in Punjab,” said the Punjab Lok Congress founder after casting his vote in Patiala.
Channi's brother says he had winnability but ignored by Congress High Command
Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi's brother Manohar Singh, who is contesting independently, said that the Congress made a good decision in selecting the chief ministerial candidate. He said the party will be benefitted from the work done by his brother and Congress will form the government in Punjab.
"I was working in the constituency. I had winnability - not me, but their survey, says this. Still, I was ignored by High Command. I had to contest as people told me to. I hope I pass," Singh added.
11.02 % voter Turnout in Jalandhar till 11 am
Adampur -10.3 %
Jalandhar Cantt -13.4%
Jalandhar Central - 9.4%
Jalandhar North - 14.2%
Jalandhar West - 6.6%
Kartarpur - 11.2%
Nakodar - 11.4%
Phillaur - 10.06 %
Shahkot - 8.03 %
SAD leader Parkash Singh Badal casts vote in Lambi
Akali patriarch Parkash Singh Badal, 94, voted at a primary school in Badal village in the Lambi assembly segment. Badal said he would continue to serve the people of his constituency, adding that law and order, maintaining peace and communal harmony will remain the priority of the SAD.
Polling delayed at 4 polling booths in Moga due to EVM glitches
Polling was delayed in at least four booths in the Moga district due to EVM glitches. Officials informed that voting was delayed at booth number 198 of Baghapurana constituency, number 13 of Nihal Singh Wala constituency and booth number 160 and 161 of Moga constituency.
Rebel Congress MP Preneet Kaur says Amarinder Singh will win from Patiala
Rebel Congress MP Preneet Kaur said that his husband and former Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh will win from Patiala Assembly constituency.
“Change should be brought keeping in mind the future of youth. Votes should be cast based on who can bring peace and economic stability to the state,” ANI quoted Kaur as saying.
Punjab elections: Nearly 5% voter turnout till 9am
Punjab has recorded 4.80% voter turnout in its first hour of polling. The data provided by the Election Commission is provisional and could further increase.
AAP CM candidate Bhagwant Mann casts his vote in Mohali
AAP chief ministerial candidate and Lok Sabha member Bhagwant Mann exercised his right to vote in Mohali. Mann claimed that Congress and the BJP have come together to level allegations on him and his party “but the people of Punjab know everything”. Mann is contesting from Dhuri, Sangrur.
Conjoined twins, Sohna and Mohna, cast their votes in Amritsar
Conjoined twins Sohna and Mohna cast their vote at Manawal in Amritsar. An election official said that the twins are icons of voters with disability, adding that they are separate voters and were provided goggles so that secrecy of voting is maintained.
PM Modi urges youth, first-time voters to turn up in large numbers
Prime Minister Narendra Modi called upon voters, particularly the youth and first-time voters, to turn up in large numbers for the assembly elections being held today. Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi also urged voters to exercise their constitutional right by casting their “valuable vote for a progressive change."
BJP chief urges voters to must vote in this ‘festival of democracy’
BJP chief JP Nadda urged all voters to vote for the prosperity and development of the state in the "festival of democracy."
CM Channi offers prayers at Gurdwara in Kharar
"It is the leadership of the party. It will now be the will of the almighty and people, we have made all efforts," says CM Charanjit Singh Channi as he offers prayers at Gurdwara Sri Katalgarh Sahib, Kharar.
Punjab elections: Key contests to watch out for
Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi is contesting from two seats - Chamkaur Sahib and Bhadaur. Amritsar (East) is also witnessing a key battle where Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu is facing SAD's Bikram Singh Majithia.
AAP's chief ministerial candidate Bhagwant Mann is contesting from the Dhuri assembly constituency while Punjab Lok Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh is seeking re-election from the Patiala constituency.
Former Punjab chief minister and Shiromani Akali Dal leader Parkash Singh Badal is contesting from Lambi seat. Read more…
BJP candidate's son booked for poll code violation
Son of BJP candidate from Ferozepur (urban) and a close aide of Congress candidate were booked for the poll code violation on Saturday night. Raghumeet Sodhi, son of BJP candidate and former cabinet minister Rana Gurmeet Sodhi, was allegedly campaigning along with some other persons in border areas of Ferozepur late evening.