Navjot Sidhu, Amarinder Singh: Who's leading, who's trailing in Punjab
Punjab election results: Parkash Singh Badal trails by over 6,000 votes from AAP candidate Gurmeet Khuddian
Congress Punjab chief Navjot Singh Sidhu is now trailing from Amritsar East with Akali Dal's Bikram Singh Majithia securing the 2nd position and Aam Aadmi Party's Jeevan Jyot Kaur leading from the seat. Counting began at 8am and in the round of postal ballot counting, Sidhu was leading from the seat. While the early leads show Punjab is all set to go to the AAP, with the party already crossing the halfway mark in the leads, all political bigwigs of the state including Parkash Singh Badal, Amarinder Singh, Charanjit Singh Channi are trailing.
Here are top takeaways of the early leads
1. The Aam Aadmi Party, which was initially trailing behind the Congress, consolidated on its performance and raced ahead of the Congress, leading on over half of the seats, according to Election Commission data.
2. After 6th round of counting, Parkash Singh Badal trails by over 6,000 votes from AAP candidate Gurmeet Khuddian
3. Sukhbir Singh Badal is leading from Jalalabad. Sarabjit Singh Sabi is leading with 201 votes from the Mukerian seat of Hoshiarpur district
4. Navjot Sidhu is trailing from Amritsar East
5. Punjab cabinet minister Rana Gurjit Singh's son Rana Inder Pratap Singh is leading from Sultanpur Lodhi seat. He contested the poll as an independent candidate. He secured 3,213 votes in the first round while AAP candidate Sajjan Singh Cheema got 1,443 votes in the first round of counting.
6. Former chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh trailing in the first round of counting. AAP candidate Ajitpal Kohli secured a lead of 3,575 votes in the first round.
7. Punjab cabinet minister Rana Gurjit Singh is leading from Kapurthala.
8. Punjabi rapper Sidhu Mossewala is trailing in Mansa with 2,393 votes, according to early leads.
9. AAP's Bhagwant Mann is leading from Dhuri with 13,482 votes, while Congress candidate Dalvir Singh Goldy got 4,762 votes in the first round of counting.