Punjab Legislative Assembly Elections 2022: Check Full Schedule and Other Details

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Punjab Assembly Election 2022 Dates List – The Election Commission of India announced the upcoming Legislative Assembly Elections in 5 states, namely, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa, Manipur, and Punjab. The legislative elections will be held in different phases in all the states.

Punjab has witnessed a massive political fiasco in the last two years, from Captain Amarinder Singh’s resignation to Navjot Singh Sidhu’s appointment as the PCC chief and Charanjit Singh Channi being elected as the incumbent Chief Minister, there is a lot that is at stake in Punjab.punjab assembly election 2022 dates list

The Legislative Assembly Election in Punjab will be held in a single phase on 14th February 2022. The elections will be held in 117 constituencies to elect 117 MLAs. Until now, 15 Assembly Elections have been conducted in Punjab. The 16th Assembly elections will be held this year to elect members of the 16th Punjab Legislative Assembly. The tenure for the present Punjab Legislative Assembly will be ending on 23rd March 2022. The previous Punjab elections were held in 2017, and Congress formed the government in the state. Captain Amarinder Singh became the Chief Minister of the state.

Punjab Assembly Election 2022 Dates List

Here are the details for the Punjab Assembly Elections 2022:

Phase 1

Notification Date: 21st January 2022

Last Date of Nomination: 28th January 2022

Scrutiny of Nomination: 29th Jan 2022

Last Date for Withdrawing Candidature: 31st Jan 2022

Poll Date: 14th February 2022

Number of Seats: 117

The election results will be declared on 10th March 2022 after the votes have been counted.

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Punjab Assembly Election 2022 Dates List

2017 Election Background

Indian National Congress won 77 seats out of the total 117 seats in the 2017 elections, and the BJP-SAD alliance lost ground and came in third as the alliance managed to get only 18 seats, whereas Aam Aadmi Party gained 20 seats and managed to become Congress’ official opposition in the state.

However, since the 2017 elections, a lot has changed. The Shiromani Akali Dal has broken ties with BJP over 2020 controversial farm laws and ended 2 decades of alliance in the state, putting both parties in a tough spot.

List of major political parties contesting Punjab Legislative Assembly Elections 2022:

  1. Indian National Congress will be contesting the elections with Charanjit Singh Channi as the party’s leader and face in Punjab.
  2. Aam Aadmi Party will be contesting the elections with Bhagwant Mann as the party’s main contender.
  3. Shiromani Akali Dal will contest the elections with Bahujan Samaj Party.
  4. BJP will be contesting the elections with Amarinder Singh’s party Punjab Lok Congress and Shiromani Akali Dal (Sanyukt)

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Punjab Assembly Election 2022 Dates List

There are some other parties that are also set to fight in the upcoming elections, such as:

  • Lok Insaf Party
  • Communist Party of India
  • Revolutionary Marxist Party of India
  • Nawan Punjab party
  • Communist Party of India (Marxist)
  • Samyukt Sangharsh Party
  • Sanyukt Samaj Morcha

The parties have already begun campaigning in Punjab.

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