Punjab Assembly election 2012

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Punjab will join the poll fray in the Assembly elections 2012 scheduled to be held on Jan 30. The result of the same will be announced on Mar 6. A state that has always voted anti-incumbency in the polls, this time around the polls will be crucial for the alliance of the Shiromani Akali Dal and the Bharatiya Janata Party under Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal.

The opposition led by former Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh will battle it out under the Indian National Congress. The new player in the election scene is the front Sanjha Morcha which comprises of the newly formed People's Party of Punjab (PPP) led by former finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal. The Sanjha Morcha comprises of the PPP, the Communist Party of India, the Communist Party of India - Marxist and the Akali Dal (Longowal).

Among the many electoral issues in the limelight are the succession of the CM' son, Sukhbir Singh Badal and the administration issues of the ruling alliance. Read the latest news on the Punjab Assembly election 2012 here.

Punjab (Total 117 ACs)
Party 2012 2007 Margin
SAD 56 49 +7
INC 46 44 +2
BJP 12 19 -7
3 5 -2
Punjab Partywise Result Status
Status Known For 117 out of 117 Constituencies
Party Won Leading Total
Shiromani Akali Dal+ 68 0 68
Indian National Congress 46 0 46
Others 3 0 3
Schedule for General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Punjab 2012
SL. No. Poll Event Dates 1 Issue of Notification 05.01.2012 (Thursday) 2 Last date for making Nominations 12.01.2012 (Thursday) 3 Scrutiny of Nominations 13.01.2012 (Friday) 4 Last date for withdrawal of candidature 16.01.2012 (Monday) 5 Date of Poll 30.01.2012 (Monday) 6 Counting of Votes 06.03.2012 (Tuesday) 7 Date before which election process shall be completed 09.03.2012 (Friday)

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Uttarkhand Assembly election 2012

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