All candidates of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and senior leaders, who met here to “introspect” to identify the reasons of AAP’s defeat on majority of seats in Punjab assembly polls, today resolved to constitute State Working Committee of Punjabi leaders to run the affairs of Punjab in future.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) won 20 seats in the Punjab assembly, came second in 26 constituencies while over two dozen AAP candidates lost their security deposit.
The BJP's success in consolidating Hindu votes of various castes has rendered any division of Muslim votes redundant and helped Prime Minister Narendra Modi lead it to an unprecedented landslide victory in Uttar Pradesh, according to some Muslim leaders.
INC candidate Sushil Kumar Rinku won from Jalandhar West constituency.
Avtar Singh Junior of INC wins from Jalandhar North constituency.
Rajinder Beri wins from Jalandhar Central constituency
Pargat Singh Powar wins from Jalandhar Cantt constituency.
Counting of votes for 117 assembly seats and the by-election to the Amritsar Lok Sabha seat began across Punjab on Saturday amid tight security.
Bye-elections to the Nanjangud and Gundlupet assembly seats in Karnataka will be held on April 9, the Election Commission announced on Thursday.
Colourfully decked-up men and women came out in huge numbers to mark their democratic choice, as over 86 per cent votes were cast amidst tight security in the second and final phase of the Manipur Assembly polls on Wednesday.
Total seizures of cash, drugs, liquor and other items during poll period of 2917 election
was worth more than Rs.127 Crore.
For 16 years, Kailash Rai (not his real name), 49, has been commuting six hours every working day between his home in the state capital Lucknow and the government degree college where he teaches in Pihani, 135 km to the northwest.
Over 51 per cent voting was recorded in eight hours since polling began for the third phase of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections on Sunday, Election Commission (EC) officials said.