Monday, May 16, 2022

Elections 2022

ECI announces schedule for two Rajya Sabha seats of Punjab

CHANDIGARH: With the term of two members of the Rajya Sabha elected from the State of Punjab is due to expire in July 2022, Election Commission of India (ECI) has announced schedule for biennial Elections to the Council of States from the State of Punjab.

Rajya Sabha elections: ECI appoints CEO Dr Raju as observer for biennial election to the council of states

CHANDIGARH:Election Commission of India (ECI) has appointed Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Punjab Dr S Karuna Raju as the Observer for the upcoming Biennial Elections to the Council of States, scheduled to be held on March 31, 2022.

Nobody asked Mrs Gandhi to quit, says Azad after meeting Sonia 

NEW DELHI: The Congress' 'G-23' group, which is seeking a party overhaul, seem to have toned down its demand of leadership change with its senior leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, who met party chief Sonia Gandhi on Friday, saying there is no vacancy right now for the post of President and nobody asked her to quit.

Bhagwant Mann elected leader of AAP legislative party, to take oath on March 16

CHANDIGARH: Bhagwant Singh Mann was today unanimously elected leader of legislative Party of Aam Aadmi Party. All 92 newly elected MLAs of party attended the meeting held in Mohali.

I expect positive verdict from people: Capt Amarinder

CHANDIGARH: Former Punjab Chief Minister and Punjab Lok Congress President Capt Amarinder Singh today exuded full confidence from the electoral results tomorrow, saying that he expected positive verdict by the people of Punjab in the favour of his party Punjab Lok Congress and the alliance partners including the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Shiromani Akali Dal-Samyukt.

Santosh Kumari Katariaa wins Balachaur by 4541 votes

SBS NAGAR:Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Candidate from Balachaur constituency Santosh Kumari Katariaa today won the assembly election by defeating nearest rival candidate Sunita Rani of Shiromani Akali Dal-BSP by 4541 votes.

Capt Amarinder accepts people’s verdict; congratulates AAP, Mann

CHANDIGARH: Former Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh today said that he accepted the verdict of the people with all humility as democracy triumphed.

After proving in Punjab, AAP may emerge as alternative to Cong

NEW DELHI: The first regional party that has won outside its state of origin, Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is set to foray into national politics.

All Badals, kin unseated by AAP's greenhorns

CHANDIGARH: All the Badals, led by five-time Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, the eldest candidate at 94 in fray for the 117-member Punjab Assembly, as well as their kin, on Thursday lost to AAP's greenhorns.

After trends show landslide win for AAP in Punjab, Kejriwal thanks people

NEW DELHI: Aam Aadmi Party convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday thanked the people of Punjab after trends indicated a landslide win for his party.

Both Badals, Captain, Channi, Sidhu, Majithia, Manpreet Badal lost elections

CHANDIGARH: The strong wave of Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) has wiped out all political big guns of major political parties. This is first time that such a landslide victory is made by any political party in Punjab.

Navjot Sidhu and Bikram Majithia lost election from Amritsar East

CHANDIGARH: PPCC president Navjot Singh Sidhu and former Akali minister Bikram Singh Majithia have lost election from Amritsar East seat. They were defeated by AAP candidate Dr.Jivanjot Kaur.

Five time CM Parkash Singh Badal lost election from Lambi

CHANDIGARH: Five time Chief Minister of Punjab Parkash Singh Badal has lost election from Lambi constituency. He was defeated by AAP candidate.

Bhagwant Mann wins from Dhuri

CHANDIGARH: Bhagwant Singh Mann CM in waiting has won election from Dhuri assembly constituency. He has defeated Dalbir Goldi of Congress party with huge margin.

Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi lost from Bhadaur, trailing in Chamkaur Sahib

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi has lost election from Bhadaur seat and he is trailing from second seat Chamkaur Sahib. His brother Dr. Manohar Singh has also lost from Bassi Pathana seat.

Former CM Capt Amarinder Singh lost election from Patiala with 13037 votes

CHANDIGARH: Former Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh was defeated by AAP candidate Ajitpal Singh Kohli with a margin of 13037 votes.

AAP's Charanjit leads against Cong's Charanjit in Chamkaur Sahib, Punjab

NEW DELHI: Aam Aadmi Party's Charanjit Singh is leading from Chamkaur Sahib seat in Punjab by 1,980 votes against state Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi in a nerve-racking contest.

38.9% vote share for BJP in UP, 40.3% for AAP in Punjab: EC

NEW DELHI: The BJP is showing an upper hand in Uttar Pradesh with around 38.9 per cent of total vote share as it leads in 48 seats and Samajwadi Party trails in 24 seats, as per the Election Commission website.

Channi leads from Chamkaur Sahib, trails in Bhadaur seat in early trends

NEW DELHI: Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi is leading from Chamkaur Sahib seat in early trends of counting that began at 8 a.m. on Thursday. However, he is trailing from another seat, Bhadaur.

It's acceptance of Kejriwal's governance model: AAP on Punjab trends

NEW DELHI: Even as the Aam Aadmi Party is showing a dismal performance in the early trends in two of the three states where it was contesting the Assembly elections, the party leaders in the national capital are rejoicing over the trends in Punjab where it is heading for a comfortable victory.

Early leads indicate AAP heads for landslide maiden win in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: Amidst the multi-cornered contest in Punjab, early leads on Thursday indicated the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is heading to a landslide maiden victory in the state, trailing the traditional parties -- Congress and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD). AAP is leading in 88 out of toral 117 seats.

Punjab Poll: Channi trailing from both seats, Captain and Badals also trailing

CHANDIGARH: While AAP is now touching 80 seats in the initial leads, Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi is running behind in both the seats of Chamkaur Sahib and Bhadaur. Former Chief Ministers Parkash Singh Badal from Lambi and Capt Amarinder Singh from Patiala city are also trailing behind. Sukhbir Singh Badal is also trailing.

AAP leads in Punjab, Congress and SAD struggling for second place

CHANDIGARH: The counting of votes started in Punjab with AAP becoming largest party with lead in 70 seats while Congress and SAD are struggling for the second place. BJP plus Punjab Lok Party of Capt Amarinder Singh are leading in only four seats.

EC makes elaborate arrangements for counting of votes in five states

NEW DELHI: The Election Commission on Wednesday said that elaborate arrangements for counting of votes on March 10 in 690 Assembly constituencies of Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand, and Uttar Pradesh and bypoll to Assam's Majuli have been made.

Bookies betting big on BJP in UP, U'khand, Goa; see AAP win in Punjab

NEW DELHI: Ahead of the announcement of results of the assembly elections in five states, the bookies who run the satta bazar have put the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the driver's seat in three states -- Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Goa, while they have considered only the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) as a formidable contender in Punjab, with no party coming close to it.

The District Electoral Officer and the Commissioner of Police reviewed the security of the counting centers

AMRITSAR: Regarding the counting of votes on March 10, District Election Officer Mr. Gurpreet Singh Khaira and Commissioner of Police Dr. Sukhchain Singh Gill visited the counting centers of 11 assembly constituencies in the district and inspected the security arrangements.

681 Police and CAPF Personnel to Provide Security Cover on Counting Day- SSP Kanwardeep Kaur

NAWANSHARHR: The Shaheed Bhagat Singh (SBS) Nagar police have deployed 681 police and CAPF personnel to provide tight security for the counting of votes on Thursday.

Punjab assembly elections: All arrangements in place for counting of votes

CHANDIGARH: Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Punjab Dr S Karuna Raju on Wednesday informed that all the necessary arrangements have been made for the counting of votes for the Punjab Assembly Elections 2022.

SAD-BSP alliance will form the next govt on its own steam – Sukhbir Singh Badal

AMRITSAR: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal today said the SAD- BSP alliance would form the next government in Punjab on its own steam even as he asserted the Congress party would meet a crushing defeat and would not cross the 20 seat figure mark.

NDTV Poll of Polls puts BJP ahead in 3 states; AAP to win Punjab

NEW DELHI: As exit polls rolled out on Monday at the end of the seventh and final phase of elections in Uttar Pradesh, the NDTV Poll of Polls has predicted BJP to retain power in three states, besides giving the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) a clear majority in Punjab.

Cong seen to lose 11% vote share in Punjab, AAP to gain 15% to form govt

NEW DELHI: The Punjab experiment of the Congress seemed to have failed, as per the ABP/C-Voter exit poll, with the last minute change in the leadership bringing its citadel down, while the AAP has gained more than 15 per cent votes over the last elections and is likely to form the government in the state.

AAP set to form government in Punjab with clean sweep: Exit polls

CHANDIGARH: Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) is set to form a government in Punjab with landslide victory. AAP may sweep the elections with seats between 80 to 100, according to exit polls shown by various news channels.

In election year, Himachal's budget focuses on agriculture, job creation

SHIMLA: In an election year, the BJP government in Himachal Pradesh led by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Friday presented a budget of Rs 51,365 crore for 2022-23 with the focus on the agriculture, horticulture and animal husbandry sectors, the state's mainstay, with a promise to create 30,000 jobs and no new taxes.

DC visits strong rooms & issues necessary instructions to staff

PATIALA:District Election Officer-cum-Deputy Commissioner Patiala, Sandeep Hans today assured that all arrangements for free, fair and transparent counting of votes on March 10, 2022, have been completed at all 6 counting centers in district Patiala. He said that the counting would start at 8 am at all 6 counting centers.

Battle for UP: Polling begins for 5th phase including Ayodhya, Amethi

LUCKNOW: Polling has begun for the fifth phase of elections in Uttar Pradesh with the stakes running higher for all major parties. The fifth phase will cover 61 Assembly constituencies from 12 districts.

Election Commission should ensure the security of EVMs: Raghav Chadha

CHANDIGARH: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has demanded the Election Commission to strengthen and upgrade the security system of EVMs. On Wednesday, AAP Punjab affairs co-in-charge Raghav Chadha has written a letter to the Chief Election Officer Punjab, demanding that EVMs should be monitored under a three-layer security system to remove the possibility of EVM tampering.

Sidhu, Kejriwal fooling people of Punjab, Electoral defeat will teach them a bitter lesson: Chugh

PHAGWARA: BJP national general secretary Tarun Chugh today lashed out at Punjab PCC president Navjot Sidhu and AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal for cheating the people of Punjab with false promises.

Massive voters’ turn out for change and good government: Bhagwant Mann

CHANDIGARH: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab President and chief ministerial candidate Bhagwant Mann thanked the voters of Punjab for voting peacefully across the state. Bhagwant Mann claimed that the people of Punjab have voted in large numbers for change this time and to bring an honest government in the state.

Punjab records 71.95 percent turnout on polling day: CEO Dr Raju releases final figures

CHANDIGARH: Polling for Punjab Assembly Elections on Sunday ended peacefully with 71.95 % of the total 2.14 crores voters in the state turned out to exercise their franchise. He said of total 15469618 persons who have casted votes, there were 8133930 Males and 7335406 Females, while 282 were Transgenders/Others.

Punjab logs 70% voter turnout for 117-member Assembly

CHANDIGARH: The overall voter turnout in Punjab on Sunday in a single-phase, multi-cornered contest for the 117-member Assembly seats was approximately 70 per cent, election officials said.