Punjab Election Results
March 6, 2012 by staff
Punjab Election Results, Punjab’s ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) combine Tuesday attained majority by winning 68 out of total 117 Assembly seats.
Congress, which had announced Amarinder Singh as its Chief Ministerial candidate and was hoping to wrest power after five years, has managed to win 46 seats so far, while others tasted victory on three seats.
Despite the victory of the SAD-BJP alliance, it has so far turned out to be a close contest between the ruling alliance and the Congress party.
The prominent winners include BJP’s Navjot Kaur from Amritsar East, state Congress chief Amarinder Singh (Patiala), former SGPC president Jagir Kaur, Hockey Olympian Pargat Singh and Punjab BJP president Ashwani Sharma.
The prominent losers include Amarinder’s son Raninder (Samana), SAD ministers Upinderjit Kaur and Sewa Singh Sekhwan, Tikshan Sud (BJP) and deputy Speaker of Punjab Assembly Satpal Gosain (BJP).
Finance Minister Upinderjit Kaur (SAD) lost from Sultanpur Lodhi by 4,298 votes to Congress’ Navtej Singh. Cooperation Minister Ranjit Singh Brahampura, who was elected from Naushehra Panuan in 2007 lost to Ramanjit Singh of Congress from Khadoor Sahab.
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