Punjab: Akalis set to retain power for second time

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Prakash Singh Badal
Chandigarh, Mar 6: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) combine is moving towards power in Punjab for the second time with a lead of 69 in 117 seats.

According to media reports, the Akali Dal was leading in over 58 seats while BJP was leading in 12 seats. [Read more on Punjab Assembly Election 2012]

The ruling SAD-BJP alliance, the Congress and BSP have contested all the 117 assembly seats whereas Punjab People's Party contested in 92 seats, SAD headed by former IPS officer Simranjit Singh Mann sought votes at 57 assembly constituencies.

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