Contrary to exit polls projections of a Congress-Aam Aadmi Party face-off in Punjab, the Congress looks set for a clean sweep in the state.
Contrary to exit polls projections of a Congress-Aam Aadmi Party face-off in Punjab, the Congress looks set for a clean sweep in the state. At 11 am, the Congress was leading in 73 seats while the AAP’s tally was estimated at 23. The SAD-BJP combine was trailing debutant AAP at 20 seats.
Remember, the Congress has not been in charge in Punjab for the past 10 years. It seeks to wrest power from the ruling SAD-BJP alliance.
The Congress was ahead in Amritsar Central, Tarn Taran, Khadoor Sahib, Jalandhar West (R), Chabbewal (R), Anandpur Sahib, Fatehgarh Sahib, Dharamkot, Baluana (Reserve), Gidderbaha, Faridkot, Rajpura and Patiala seats.
In the 117-seat Punjab Assembly, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal was leading in Lambi constituency over Congress stalwart Captain Amarinder Singh.
Amarinder Singh, who is contesting the Patiala stronghold, was leading in the constituency.
In Jalalabad meanwhile, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal was topping the tally, ahead of Congress’ Ravneet Singh Bittu.
Former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu, who joined the Congress a few days before Punjab went to polls, was seen leading AAP rival by about 2,691 votes from Amritsar-East.
— With PTI inputs.
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