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Punjab Election Result 2022 highlights: What worked in favour of AAP?

Punjab Election Results 2022 LIVE updates: Bhagwant Mann's first priority will be employment for the youth, the CM to-be said on Thursday as AAP gets a huge mandate in the state.
Punjab Election Results 2022 LIVE updates: AAP supporters celebrate party's first huge gain outside Delhi. 
Punjab Election Results 2022 LIVE updates: AAP supporters celebrate party's first huge gain outside Delhi. 

Punjab Election Results 2022 LIVE updates: The Aam Aadmi Party is all set to gain control over Punjab in their first big win outside Delhi. In a massive gain from their 2017 result, AAP is leading in more than half the seats of the state assembly pushing Congress to a distant second in the state, according to the leads. ...Read More

For months ahead of the polls, Congress battled anti-incumbency and internal strife with Congress state chief and the chief minister not being on the same page. What started between Navjot Sidhu and Amarinder Singh continued between Sidhu and Charanjit Singh Channi as well, after Channi replaced Amarinder Singh. However, Congress put up a united face after Channi was declared the CM candidate. The Shiromani Akali Dal contested the election with the Bahujan Samaj Party. BJP tied up with Amarinder Singh's Punjab Lok Congress and SAD (Sanyukt) led by SS Dhindsa.

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Mar 10, 2022 8:27 PM IST

Punjab counting: Which party stands where

Out of 117 seats, the Aam Aadmi Party wins 92 seats, Congress gets 18 and Bharatiya Janata Party grabs only two seats

Shiromani Akali Dal got only 3 seats, and one seat each was won by an independent candidate & BSP

Mar 10, 2022 8:17 PM IST

Watch: What AAP sweep in Punjab means

Mar 10, 2022 7:53 PM IST

Punjab has overcome identity politics: Jeevan Jyot Kaur

Jeevan Jyot Kaur who defeated Sidhu said that Punjab has overcome identity politics. Thanking the voters for giving AAP and the "tried and tested Delhi model" of Arvind Kejriwal a chance, she said, "It's the victory of the people of Punjab. My ticket was announced around Dec 30 ...Got positive indication during door-to-door campaigns that Punjab has overcome identity politics."

Mar 10, 2022 7:39 PM IST

What worked for AAP in Punjab

The party encashed on people’s disillusionment with traditional outfits, sought a chance to bring about a change as AAP accused its rivals of looting the state.

The party’s slogan "ik mauka Bhagwant Mann te Kejriwal nu" (one chance to Bhagwant Mann and Kejriwal) seems to have clicked among voters.

The party sought to replicate the Delhi model of governance in Punjab by improving the condition of schools and health facilities.

AAP also promised freebies like 1,000 per month for women, free power up to 300 units and round the clock electricity to woo voters.

The announcement of Bhagwant Mann as the CM face before the polls also worked to its advantage. (PTI)

Mar 10, 2022 7:28 PM IST

People's victory, says AAP's Gurmeet Singh Khudian who defeated SAD patron Parkash Singh Badal

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate Gurmeet Singh Khudian, who defeated Shiromani Akali Dal patron Parkash Singh Badal from the Lambi seat, said that from the first day onwards, people walked along with him and supported him.

AAP's Khudian won with a formidable margin of 11,396 votes. Khudian won the Lambi constituency by bagging total votes of 66,313 while Badal finished at second position with 54,917 votes.

"It is people's victory. Youth has brought a new Inquilab. From the first day onwards, people walked along with me and supported me," said Khudian. (ANI)

Mar 10, 2022 7:27 PM IST

Harbhajan Singh congratulates Bhagwant Mann

Mar 10, 2022 6:54 PM IST

AAP greenhorn makes Channi bite the dust in Bhadaur


AAP candidate from Bhadaur Assembly seat Labh Singh Ugoke on Thursday defeated his Congress rival and Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi by a comprehensive margin of 37,558 votes.

Ugoke, 35, comes from a humble background. His father is a driver, his mother works as a sweeper and he ran a mobile repair shop before he joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) as a volunteer in 2013.

The Bhadaur (SC) assembly segment in Barnala district shot into limelight when the Congress announced that Channi will be contesting from the seat besides Chamkaur Sahib. (PTI)

Mar 10, 2022 6:36 PM IST

Watch: Bhagwant Mann reaches his village

Mar 10, 2022 6:31 PM IST

Prominent winners in Punjab election

Prominent winners included AAP's chief ministerial face Bhagwant Mann from Dhuri, Leader of Opposition Harpal Singh Cheema from Dirba, Punjab BJP chief Ashwani Kumar Sharma from Pathankot, Congress leader Pratap Singh Bajwa from Qadian and minister Rana Gurjeet Singh from Kapurthala.

Mar 10, 2022 6:24 PM IST

As AAP wins Punjab, BJP MP Gautam Gambhir's warning

Mar 10, 2022 6:20 PM IST

Punjab result updates: BJP wins only two seats

According to Election Commission data at 6 pm, AAP has won 89 seats and is leading on three more in the 117-member assembly. The ruling Congress has won 15 seats and is leading on three more. The SAD-BSP combine has been able to win only four seats and BJP two in the contest in the state which was being seen as multi-cornered. Independents also won one seat.

Mar 10, 2022 6:05 PM IST

Why ECI website shows AAP as AAAP

The abbreviation AAP was already given to Awami Aamjan Party. Hence Kejriwal's party was allotted the abbreviation, AAAP

Mar 10, 2022 5:58 PM IST

Watch: When Kejriwal gave a written guarantee that Channi will be losing from both seats

Mar 10, 2022 5:46 PM IST

BJP's performance in assembly polls except in Punjab is on expected lines: Chirag Paswan


The BJP's performance in the assembly elections except in Punjab has been on expected lines with the saffron party emerging stronger while the internal bickering cost the Congress very dear in Punjab, said Chirag Paswan, Parliamentarian and president of Lok Janshakti Party (R) here on Thursday. The election results in five state assemblies indicate that the BJP is performing "practically well" except in Punjab, he said. "The BJP is bouncing back strongly and I respect the verdict of the people. Whichever party comes to power, it should work for the welfare of the people," Chirag Paswan said

Mar 10, 2022 5:29 PM IST

Mentioned his name 9 times: BJP steps up attack on Kejriwal

Mar 10, 2022 5:23 PM IST

Kejriwal's 1st speech after Punjab win full of lies: BJP

Mar 10, 2022 5:17 PM IST

Bhagwant Mann to take oath as Punjab CM in Bhagat Singh's village Khatkarkalan

As Aam Aadmi Party poises for a historic verdict in the state, Bhagwant Mann, MP from Sangrur and party's CM face, said on Thursday that he will take the oath as Punjab's Chief Minister in Bhagat Singh's village Khatkarkalan, and not at the Raj Bhawan in Chandigarh. "I will take oath as the CM in Bhagat Singh's village Khatkarkalan, not at the Raj Bhawan," Mann, said in Sangrur.

Mar 10, 2022 4:44 PM IST

AAP shares controversial Vidya Balan meme to make a ‘told you so’ point

Mar 10, 2022 4:37 PM IST

Road to 2024 got tougher today: Yogendra Yadav

Mar 10, 2022 4:34 PM IST

Not what Congress expected: Randeep Surjewala

Randeep Surjewala said, “ The results of 5 states have come against the expectations of the Congress party but we accept that we failed to get the blessings of the people. Sonia Gandhi has decided to convene Congress Working Committee meeting soon to introspect the results.”

Mar 10, 2022 4:33 PM IST

Punjab result reaction: Congress says anti-incumbency against Amarinder Singh could not be overcome

“In Punjab, Congres presented a new leadership through Charanjit Singh Channi who is son of the soil, but the entire anti-incumbency of 4.5 years under Captain Amarinder Singh could not be overcome and hence people voted for AAP for change,” Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala said.

Mar 10, 2022 4:15 PM IST

Sukhbir Badal defeated by AAP's Jagdeep Goldy Kamboj

SAD president Sukhbir Badal was defeated by AAP's Jagdeep 'Goldy' Kamboj from Jalalabad seat by 30,374 votes.

Mar 10, 2022 4:07 PM IST

From comedian to CM: Journey of Bhagwant Mann

Born in Satoj village of Sangrur in 1973, Mann started his career as a comedian. He began his political career in 2011 with the Punjab Peoples Party, which is led by Manpreet Singh Badal. In 2012, he fought the elections from the Lehragaga constituency but lost.

Later, he joined the Aam Aadmi Party in 2014 and contested the election from the Sangrur Lok Sabha seat. His importance in Punjab politics increased when he defeated the veteran leader of Punjab Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, who was then with Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD).

Mann has been elected to the Punjab Lok Sabha seat of Sangrur for two terms in a row since 2014.

He gained popularity from his satires in TV show 'Jugnu Mast Mast'. He also featured in several other comedy shows.

Mar 10, 2022 3:46 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi accepts people's verdict, wishes the best to the winners

Mar 10, 2022 3:34 PM IST

Sonu Sood's sister Malvika Sood loses from Moga

Congress candidate from Punjab's Moga constituency, Malvika Sood has been defeated by AAP’s Dr Amandeep Kaur Arora by over 20,000 votes.

Mar 10, 2022 3:32 PM IST

Channi accepts verdict; congratulates AAP, Bhagwant Mann

Mar 10, 2022 3:23 PM IST

Kejriwal says no student will have to go to Ukraine

Mar 10, 2022 3:21 PM IST

‘Punjab waalo tussi kamaal kar ditta’: Kejriwal

'Punjab waalo tussi kamaal kar ditta', we all love you, Punjab. The results are a massive 'inquilaab', big seats have shaken up: AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal said.

Mar 10, 2022 3:16 PM IST

Meet AAP's giantslayers: Jeevan Jyot Kaur, who defeated Sidhu

Jeevan Jyot Kaur is a social activist and popularly nicknamed Punjab's padwoman as she works towards creating awareness among less-privileged women.

Mar 10, 2022 3:09 PM IST

Kejriwal addresses after astounding victory in Punjab

'First Delhi saw a revolution, now there's a revolution in Punjab', says Kejriwal

Mar 10, 2022 2:57 PM IST

Meet AAP's giant slayers: Ajitpal Singh Kohli who defeated Amarinder Singh

Ajitpal Singh Kohli who defeated Amarinder Singh is Captain's bastion of Amritsar East was a SAD leader who joined the AAP, weeks before the election. Ajitpal Singh Kohli was the mayor of Patiala as well. He and his family had around seven decades of association with Akali Dal as his father Surjit Singh Kohli, senior vice-president of Akali Dal, remained public works department (PWD) minister in 1997. His grandfather Sardara Singh Kohli also represented the SAD as an MLA. Kohli was Patiala mayor from 2007-2012.

Mar 10, 2022 2:54 PM IST

Punjab counting LIVE: Channi loses from 2nd seat as well

After Bhadaur, Channi lost from Chamkaur Sahib as well. 

Mar 10, 2022 2:51 PM IST

Meet AAP's giant slayers: Labh Singh Ugoke who defeated Channi in Bhadaur

Incumbent chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi was defeated in Bhadaur assembly seat by AAP's Labh Singh Ugoke. Ugoke had joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) as a volunteer in 2013. His father is a driver, while his mother is a sweeper in a government school. Ugoke used to run a mobile repair shop and is a 12th pass.


Mar 10, 2022 2:44 PM IST

Punjab counting LIVE: Sidhu loses in Amritsar East

AAP's Jeewan Jyot Kaur: 39,520

Navjot Singh Sidhu: 32,807

Bikram Singh Majithia: 25,112

BJP: 7,255


Mar 10, 2022 2:42 PM IST

Punjab counting LIVE: Diljit Dosanjh congratulates Bhagwant Mann

Mar 10, 2022 2:27 PM IST

Punjab counting LIVE: Channi loses from Bhadaur

Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi lost from Bhadaur seat from AAP candidate Labh Singh Ugoke with a margin of above 27,000 votes

Mar 10, 2022 2:23 PM IST

Punjab counting LIVE: Parkash Singh Badal loses to Gurmeet Khuddian of AAP

Former five-time CM Parkash Singh Badal lost to Gurmeet Khuddian of AAP from Lambi by 11,357 votes. After all 13 rounds of counting, Khuddian was polled 65,717 votes and Badal got 54,360

Mar 10, 2022 2:22 PM IST

Kejriwal offers prayers at Hanuman temple in Delhi after AAP sweeps Punjab

Mar 10, 2022 2:19 PM IST

Punjab counting LIVE: Minister Vijayinder Singla loses from Sangrur

Cabinet minister Vijayinder Singla lost polls by 35,868, AAP candidate Narinder Kaur Bharaj gets 74047 votes, while Singla was polled 38,179 votes.

Mar 10, 2022 2:07 PM IST

Akali Dal congratulates AAP

Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday tweeted, "We whole-heartedly & with total humility accept the mandate given by Punjabis. I am grateful to lakhs of Punjabis who placed their trust in us & to to SAD-BSP workers for their selfless toil. We will continue to serve them with humility in the role they have assigned to us."

Mar 10, 2022 1:59 PM IST

Bhagwant Mann's announcements after massive victory in Punjab

“There will be no picture of CM in govt offices. Only pictures of Saheed Bhagat Singh and Baba Saheb Ambedkar will be in the offices. I will take oath in Khatkar Kalan, the birthplace of Bhagat Singh, instead of taking oath in Raj Bhawan,” Bhagwant Mann said. 

Mar 10, 2022 1:58 PM IST

Bhagwant Mann's address: ‘You have done your duty’

“You have done your duty, now the responsibility is on my shoulders to deliver for Punjab. Please have faith in me, we will change Punjab. A visible change will be seen in one month,” Bhagwant Mann said.

Mar 10, 2022 1:56 PM IST

Punjab CM will work for Punjab, not for a party: Bhagwant Mann

“CM will work for entire Punjab, not for a party. Every Punjabi will get benefit of governance. My first aim is to provide more employment opportunities. We will save youth of Punjab, which is frustrated due to unemployment,” Mann said.

Mar 10, 2022 1:54 PM IST

'Bade Badal Sahib has lost…': Mann on the rout of the Punjab heavyweights

“Bade Badal Sahib has lost, Sukhbir (Badal) has lost from Jalalabad, Capt has lost from Patiala, Sidhu & Majithia are also losing, Channi has lost on both the seats,” Mann's first address after victory

Mar 10, 2022 1:51 PM IST

Punjab results 2022 LIVE: AAP wins Kharar

AAP candidate Anmol Gagan Mann from Kharar wins by 37,885 votes

Mar 10, 2022 1:49 PM IST

Punjab counting LIVE updates: Bhagwant Mann wins by 57,717 votes

Bhagwant Mann wins by 57,717 votes securing 82,023 votes against Dalvir Singh Goldy's 24,306 votes

Mar 10, 2022 1:46 PM IST

Punjab results LIVE updates: ‘Let’s forgive them,' Mann's first address on counting day

Addressing party workers and supporters gathered outside his residence, Bhagwant Mann said, “Rivals made personal attacks (on me). People didn't listen. Let's forgive them.”

Mar 10, 2022 1:43 PM IST

Punjab counting Live updates: Bhagwant Mann hugs mother Harpal Kaur

Punjab CM to-be Bhagwant Mann greets party workers outside his residence.
Punjab CM to-be Bhagwant Mann greets party workers outside his residence.
Mar 10, 2022 1:39 PM IST

Punjab counting LIVE: Bhagwant Mann greets supports outside his residence

Mar 10, 2022 1:33 PM IST

Punjab counting LIVE: Captain accepts loss, says democracy has triumphed

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