Punjab polls results 2017: Congress gets absolute majority in Punjab, AAP emerges as opposition party

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 11 March 2017, 02:57 PM
Captain Amarinder Singh
Captain Amarinder Singh

Making a strong comeback in the state, Congress witnessed an absolute majority leaving the rivals way behind, including the debutant Aam Aadmi Party, and gave some reprieve to the party high command.

Anti-incumbency against Badals worked in state and people chose the grand old party over Aam Aadmi Party.The leadership of Captain Amarinder Singh has got blessings of the people who have high hopes on him to save the state from drugs and other major problems of the state. Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a phone call to Captain Amarinder Singh and congratulated him on the win in Punjab.

On the other hand, Aam Aadmi Party, which was making tall claims before polls results, accepted the defeat and congratulated the Congress party and BJP for victory, He also thanked his volunteers and candidates for well-fought elections. 

The outgoing ruling party Shiromani Akali Dal also accepted its defeat. CM Parkash Singh Badal will submit its resignation to Governor on Sunday in Chandigarh. He told that the party would discuss its defeat in the meeting of core committee.


First Published: Saturday, March 11, 2017 01:58 PM
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