Punjab forms the northwest part of India. It's capital is Chandigarh, which is a Union territory and also a capital of Haryana. A land of the people following Sikhism, Panjab is probably one fo the most cheerful and happy states in India.
In the political scenario, Punjab has three main parties divided into two factions, NDA and Congress. The NDA part comprises of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), while UPA is dominated mainly by the Congress. The SAD comprises of several break-away factions of what once was a unified Akali Dal. BJP has mainly played a supporting role, mainly trying to consolidate the Hindu votes in favour of the alliance. Congress had an upperhand in the 2002 assembly elections, but SAD+BJP combine bounced back quite easily in the 2007 polls.
Some facts on Punjab Assembly Polls 2012:
|State ||Total Constituencies ||Electoral Rolls ||Polling Stations |
Punjab Elections 2012 Date:
The state will go to polls in a single phase on 30th Jan 2012 and Punjab election results will be declared on 4th March 2012.
|Issue of Notification
|Last date for making Nominations
|Scrutiny of Nominations
|Last date for withdrawal of candidature
|Date of Poll
|Counting of Votes
|Date before which election process shall be completed
Punjab Election Results:
General Elections 2009:
In the 2009 General Elections, Congress easily triumphed over the SAD+BJP combine. Of the total 13 seats, Congress got 8 seats, while BJP managed 4 and SAD could win only 1 seat. Detailed Punjab election results are here.
Assembly Results for Punjab in 2007:
Off the 117 assembly constituencies that went to polls, SAD won 49 seats while its partner BJP won 19, making a total of 68 seats. Congress managed to win 44 seats. Detailed coverage of Punjab election results 2007 is here.
Punjab Election Results 2012: Punjab gave Congress a major snub in 2012 by re-electing the Akali Dal-BJP Govt.
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