Punjab Election Results 2017: Reprieve for Congress as party eyes for absolute majority in Punjab

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 11 March 2017, 01:29 PM

It is a major reprieve for the Congress party as it swept the state in the assembly polls unseating SAD-BJP alliance that ruled the state for a decade. The debutant Aam AAdmi Party did not do well as it was expected from the party. Even, the exit polls results showed that AAP could give a blow to their rivals but it seems bleak in the trends. 

The bigwigs like Parkash Singh Badal, Navjot Singh Sidhu and Bhagwant Mann are leading in their constituencies Lambi, Amritsar and Jalalabad respectively while it was setback for Captain Amarinder Singh and Sukhwinder Singh Badal who are trailing to Parkash Singh Badal and Bhagwant Mann respectively.

It was a major setback for the Aam Aadmi Party which had high hopes after winning four Lok Sabha seats during Lok Sabha polls in 2014.  

Navjot Singh Sidhu said the party would revive from this win and it is just the beginning. He slammed Kejriwal, saying that the latter's intention was not right and it was the reason of his party's loss. 

"This is the revival of the Congress, it is just the beginning. Congress will spread from here," Sidhu said while addressing a press conference over poll results. 

Punjab's Chief ministerial candidate Captain Amarinder Singh hailed the victory and informed that the CLP meet has been called on Sunday. the outgoing Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said that the party will discuss the reason of its loss in the core committee.

"We will discuss the reasons in the core committee meeting & analyse each aspect of our performance in the elections," said  Parkash Singh Badal while addressing the media. 

 

Also Read: Punjab Assembly Election Results 2017: Full Coverage

First Published: Saturday, March 11, 2017 10:16 AM
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