Meanwhile, around 1.76 crore voters will seal the fate of 1,078 candidates including the two Chief Ministerial aspirants Parkash Singh Badal of ruling SAD-BJP and Amarinder Singh of opposition Congress.
According to EC officials, state government have made elaborate security arrangements to ensure free and peaceful polling at 19,841 polling stations, including five identified as 'hyper-sensitive' and 32 as sensitive.
Meanwhile, the ruling SAD-BJP alliance, the Congress and BSP are contesting all the 117 assembly seats. SAD has put up candidates on 94 seats which include 10 women while the BJP is contesting the remaining 23 seats, which includes three women. The Congress has fielded 11 women while the BSP has fielded six women.
The Punjab government had announced a public holiday on Jan 30 for state assembly election. Punjab assembly election will create a massive competition between the ruling Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) combine and the Congress. Moreover, Peoples Party of Punjab and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) are also in the fray with their candidates in various crucial seats.