Manpreet tried every trick in the book, launching his party from the legendary Bhagat Singh's ancestral village and even fielding one of Bhagat Singh's descendants. But the day belonged to the old fox Parkash Singh Badal.
Tuesday March 6, 2012 5:20 Sify Editors
Manpreet Singh Badal finished third in both the seats he contested. It must be a bitter pill for him to swallow after triumphing in the same Gidderbaha seat four times in the past. His father, Gurdas Singh Badal, clashed with Parkash Singh Badal in what could be termed 'the brother of all battles.' But Gurdas could not save his security deposit when pitted against his elder brother.
Tuesday March 6, 2012 5:20 Sify Editors
Another prominent Akali loser is Finance Minister Upinderjit Kaur, who lost from Sultanpur Lodhi by 4,298 votes to Navtej Singh of the Congress
Tuesday March 6, 2012 5:12 Sify Editors
The Akali Dal won 56 seats while the requirement for a simple majority is 59. So they cannot form a government on their own.
Tuesday March 6, 2012 5:10 Sify Editors
[Comment From aruaru: ]
Is it possible for akali Dal to form Govt without BJP support
Tuesday March 6, 2012 5:09 aru
The Akalis increased their tally of seats from 48 in the last polls to 56 this time while the BJP slumped from 19 to 12
Tuesday March 6, 2012 5:08 Sify Editors
[Comment From SUNIL KUMAR SHARMASUNIL KUMAR SHARMA: ]
CONGRATULATION TO SAD-BJP. THIS IS THE FUTURE OF PUNJAB AS WELL AS INDIA.
Tuesday March 6, 2012 5:04 SUNIL KUMAR SHARMA
Of the 68 seats won by the Akali-BJP alliance, the Akali Dal won 56 seats and the BJP won 12.
Tuesday March 6, 2012 5:00 Sify Editors
The burgeoning number of disaffected Badal family members are now licking their wounds in silence. They will be resigned to biding their time and hoping that Badal's political savvy doesn't rub off on Sukhbir.
Tuesday March 6, 2012 4:29 Sify Editors
It's the last hurrah for Parkash Singh Badal who is expected to gracefully hands over the reins of power to his son Sukhbir before the next assembly elections. The 84-year-old veteran first entered the Punjab Assembly in 1957 and first became CM in 1970. This will be his fifth stint in the CM's gaddi.
Tuesday March 6, 2012 4:29 Sify Editors
Of all the setbacks suffered by the Congress today, the Punjab defeat may be the most unkindest cut of all. According to an axiom of Punjabi politics, the Congress was supposed to regain power after going into the wilderness for five years. No wonder their spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi called the unfortunate turn of events as 'extremely baffling.'
Tuesday March 6, 2012 4:28 Sify Editors
All the results have been announced. The Akali-BJP alliance are all set to form the next government in Punjab after comfortably marching past the simple majority mark to finish with 68 seats in their kitty, while the Congress ended up with 46 and independents with 3. The Akali-BJP tally was identical with what they got in the last assembly polls. The Congress actually gained two seats but that wasn't quite enough to wrest back power.
Tuesday March 6, 2012 4:27 Sify Editors
In Nakodar, Gurpartap Singh of the Akali Dal defeated Amarjit Singh Samra of the Congress
Tuesday March 6, 2012 4:23 Sify Editors
[Comment From JasJas: ]
who won nakodar seat between Samra & wadala?
Tuesday March 6, 2012 4:22 Jas
In Adampur, Pawan Kumar Tinu of the Akali Dal defeated Satnam Singh Kainth of the Congress by 19,306 votes
Tuesday March 6, 2012 4:21 Sify Editors
[Comment From GuestGuest: ]
Who won adampur seat ?
Tuesday March 6, 2012 4:21 Guest
Some of the answers to your queries have already been mentioned. Please scroll down to find them.
Tuesday March 6, 2012 4:15 Sify Editors
Surprised to see BJP and alliance coming back in Punjab...Congrats Mr. Badal.....and hope dat u’ll amend all the agendas which u’ve promised [via Twitter]
Tuesday March 6, 2012 4:07 Rnkverma
RT @dandiwakh: Punjab biggest surprise was Manpreet Badal Losing and PPP not even winning a single seat.. Amrinder was counting on that actually.. :) [via Twitter]
Tuesday March 6, 2012 4:07 10_Numbery
In Kapurthala, Rana Gurjit Singh of the Congress defeated Sarabjeet Singh Makkar of the Akali Dal by 14,482 votes
Tuesday March 6, 2012 4:06 Sify Editors
[Comment From pankajpankaj: ]
who won from kapurthala and how many votes
Tuesday March 6, 2012 4:05 pankaj
In his press conference, Parkash Singh Badal aptly noted that his nephew committed political suicide.
Tuesday March 6, 2012 4:04 Sify Editors
Manpreet did not finish in the top two in both Gidderbaha and Maur
Tuesday March 6, 2012 4:01 Sify Editors
[Comment From GuestGuest: ]
what place manpreet badal took at gidahbada and maud 2nd or 3rd?
Tuesday March 6, 2012 4:01 Guest
In Sahnewal, Sharanjit Singh Dhillon of the Akali Dal defeated Vikram Singh Bajwa of the Congress by 21216 votes
Tuesday March 6, 2012 3:56 Sify Editors
[Comment From AbbsAbbs: ]
Who won Sahnewal seat and what's the margin
Tuesday March 6, 2012 3:55 Abbs
Gurkirat Singh of the Congress defeated Ranjit Singh Talwandi of the Akali Dal by 7278 votes in Khanna
Tuesday March 6, 2012 3:47 Sify Editors
[Comment From RakeshRakesh: ]
Who won Khanna Seat and the margin of winning?
Tuesday March 6, 2012 3:47 Rakesh
The credit for the biggest margin of victory in Punjab goes to none other than Sukhbir Singh Badal who won by a thumping 50,289 votes in Jalalabad over a hapless independent candidate. That will let his cousin Manpreet Singh Badal know who's the boss, if he didn't know it already.
Tuesday March 6, 2012 3:45 Sify Editors
[Comment From BharatBharat: ]
Does it matter.. what matter is people stop corruption at low level.. rest will change.. SO, people be responsible before thinking these politician to be responsible.... :P
Tuesday March 6, 2012 3:44 Bharat
At least one senior Akali leader has a frown on his face today. Nirmal Singh Kahlon, the Speaker in the outgoing Assembly, lost to Tripat Rajinder Singh Bajwa in the Fatehgarh Churian constituency by just 639 votes.
Tuesday March 6, 2012 3:38 Sify Editors
No surprises from Lambi where CM Parkash Singh Badal has triumphed in style. The senior Badal defeated Mahesh Inder Singh of the Congress by 24,739 votes.
Tuesday March 6, 2012 3:32 Sify Editors
With four results still awaited, the Akali-BJP has won 65 seats to dispel any lingering fantasies of Congressmen of forming the next government. The Congress has 45 in its tally and others have won 3. Those others do NOT include the PPP which was out for a golden duck in its first elections.
Tuesday March 6, 2012 3:30 Sify Editors
[Comment From against akaliagainst akali: ]
by winning akali chebged the history but thy also definetly change the punjab from rich to poor. SAD will make punjab sad.
Tuesday March 6, 2012 3:23 against akali
[Comment From LKGuptaLKGupta: ]
It is not SAD that has won. Congress has lost. Let's see they still are dependent on ambika soni, kapil sibal and worst of all times digviay singh.
Tuesday March 6, 2012 3:23 LKGupta
[Comment From PriyaPriya: ]
Its a dark day for Punjab...Still cant believe Badal party won....With no developement work in Punjab in past five years,its saddest day for Punjab......
Tuesday March 6, 2012 3:23 Priya
Ludhiana has not been a happy hunting ground for the Akali-BJP alliance this time. They were trounced in four of the five seats there. The Congress won from Ludhiana North, West and Central while independent candidate Balwinder Singh Bains won from Ludhiana South. The Akalis managed to salvage the Ludhiana East seat.
Tuesday March 6, 2012 3:23 Sify Editors
[Comment From MannyManny: ]
I m from USA but seems like it's SAD day for Punjab and SIKH KAUM real Sikhs I'll suffer more now more Sikh youth I'll get tourcher by police
Tuesday March 6, 2012 2:56 Manny
Captain Amarinder Singh has taken full responsibility for the Congress defeat and promised to introspect. We will know the fruits of his introspection in the Lok Sabha polls of 2014.
Tuesday March 6, 2012 2:52 Sify Editors
Akalis have won & BJP lost in Punjab! It’s a twisted logic cooked up in the studios of #PaidMedia that can come up with ludicrous analysis!! [via Twitter]
Tuesday March 6, 2012 2:50 MatrixBuddha
Former CM Rajinder Kaur Bhattal has sneaked past her Akali rival Sukhwant Singh in Lehra by the modest margin of 3355 votes.
Tuesday March 6, 2012 2:45 Sify Editors
In Pathankot, State BJP President, Ashwani Kumar Sharma, easily outmanoeuvred his Congress rival Raman Bhalla by 17,856 votes.
Tuesday March 6, 2012 2:04 Sify Editors
The Akali-BJP alliance has swept Jalandhar, with the BJP winning from Jalandhar Central, Jalandhar North and Jalandhar West and Pargat Singh of the Akali Dal winning from Jalandhar Cantt as mentioned earlier.
Tuesday March 6, 2012 2:00 Sify Editors
RT @nihang: Anyone who thinks that Badal won due to the development work should spend a day in any Punjab city with 6-8 hour long power cuts [via Twitter]
Tuesday March 6, 2012 1:57 shakti_man
If Akali’s win today, wld change the history. "The Rotation Policy" will come to an end. [via Twitter]
Tuesday March 6, 2012 1:57 Birpal_19
Former CM Amarinder Singh's son Raninder Singh has been defeated by Akali rival Surjit Singh Rakhra by 6930 votes from Samana. It's another disappointment for Doon School alumnus Raninder, who also came a cropper in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections when he was defeated by Harsimrat Kaur Badal, the wife of Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal from Bhatinda.
Tuesday March 6, 2012 1:56 Sify Editors
Here's a brief round-up of some results in the state.Nand Lal of the Akali Dal beat Shiv Ram Singh of BSP in Balachaur by a margin of 14,857 votes, while from Rajpura seat Hardial Singh Kamboj of the Congress beat BJP’s Raj Khurana by a margin of 31,510 votes.Deep Malhotra of the Akali Dal beat Avtar Singh Brar of the Congress in Faridkot by a margin of 2,727 votes and the Akali Dal's Harpreet Kaur beat Madan Lal Jalalpur of Congress by a margin of 1,778 votes from Ghanaur.Sadhu Singh of the Congress won from Nabha (SC) constituency defeating his nearest Akali rival by a margin of 22,548 votes, while Jeet Mohinder Singh Sidhu of the Congress bagged the Talwandi Sabo assembly seat.Gulzar Singh Ranike of the Akali Dal beat Tarsem Singh of the Congress by a margin of 4,983 votes from Attari (SC) seat.
Tuesday March 6, 2012 1:38 Sify Editors
Akali winning elections in Punjab duh downfall of state begins!! [via Twitter]
Tuesday March 6, 2012 1:29 devindermbbs
[Comment From punjabimundapunjabimunda: ]
I would have preferred PPP performing better than what it did, but any day Akalis are better than the congress... though both are equally corrupt. would have liked to see Jassi Khangura in the assembly..
Tuesday March 6, 2012 1:28 punjabimunda
Amrinder Singh Raja Warring of the Congress has officially won from Gidderbaha by 13,652 votes, with the Akalis in second place, ahead of the beleaguered PPP honcho Manpreet Singh Badal.
Tuesday March 6, 2012 1:27 Sify Editors
:-)RT @TusharG: If Ambika Soni is the face of Congress in Punjab the election result in Punjab is not surprising. [via Twitter]
Tuesday March 6, 2012 1:19 Lokesh_1112
@PreetChandhoke Delhi! Taking a flight to Chandigarh.. Seems a SAD day for Punjab. [via Twitter]
Tuesday March 6, 2012 1:19 TheGadgetMafia
@gdeepmusic Veera look at my previous tweets. Only thought is that with Akali Dal Punjab will see no change, 5 more years of corruption! [via Twitter]
Tuesday March 6, 2012 1:18 amanmufc
In Malerkotla, the only Muslim majority constituency in the state, Nesara Khatoon of the Akali Dal defeated Razia Sultana of the Congress by 5200 votes.
Tuesday March 6, 2012 1:15 Sify Editors
Legendary hockey star and Akali Dal candidate Pargat Singh, who captained the national team in the 1992 and 1996 Olympics, has successfully overcome the challenge of his Congress opponent Jagbir Singh Brar by 6798 votes in Jalandhar Cantt.
Tuesday March 6, 2012 1:12 Sify Editors
The BJP, which contested four of the five seats in Amritsar, has had mixed fortunes, winning/leading in two - Amritsar East and Amritsar North - and losing two - Amritsar Central and Amritsar West to the Congress. Its ally, the Akali Dal, which contested a solitary seat in the city, Amritsar South, romped home by over 15,000 votes.
Tuesday March 6, 2012 1:05 Sify Editors
The biggest loser in the Punjab polls is the third front called the Sanjha Morcha led by the PPP which has been wiped out in all the constituencies it contested. PPP chief Manpreet Singh Badal is not in the top two in both his constituencies of Gidderbaha and Maur. In fact the PPP is running second in only one seat - Fatehgarh Sahib where the valiant Didar Singh Bhatti is trailing by over 4000 votes to his Congress rival.
Tuesday March 6, 2012 12:50 Sify Editors
Indian hockey great Pargat Singh is contesting on an Akali Dal ticket and when reports last came in he was leading by 700-odd votes over his Congress rival in the Jalandhar Cantt constituency.
Tuesday March 6, 2012 12:06 Sify Editors
In other results, OP Soni of Congress defeated his nearest rival Tarun Chugh of BJP by a margin of 12,797 votes from Amritsar Central.The Akali Dal's Nand Lal defeated Tarsem Singh of the Congress by a margin of 4983 votes from Balachaur constituency while Hardial Singh of Congress won over BJP's Raj Khurana by a margin of 31,510 votes from Rajpura.Cricketer and BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu's wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu won from Amritsar East constituency by a slender 7099 votes.
Tuesday March 6, 2012 12:04 Sify Editors
As expected Captain Amarinder Singh trounced his Akali opponent in his pocket borough of Patiala, winning by a massive 42,318 votes.
Tuesday March 6, 2012 12:02 Sify Editors
There are all sorts of fissures in the Badal family. CM Parkash Singh Badal is pitted against his younger brother Gurdas in Lambi. Gurdas is running as a PPP candidate but is struggling much like other PPP candidates across the state. Gurdas is in third place at the moment and in second place in Lambi is yet another Badal - Mahesh Inder Singh Badal to be precise - of the Congress who is a cousin of the other two.
Tuesday March 6, 2012 11:57 Sify Editors
[Comment From PKSPKS: ]
Where are those Exit poll people....aren't they misguiding people.
Rajinder Kaur Bhattal of the Congress, the first woman Chief Minister of Punjab, is leading from the Lehra constituency - but only by about 250 votes - against Sukhwant Singh of the Akali Dal
Tuesday March 6, 2012 11:25 Sify Editors
Some Akali Dal leaders are also facing a tough time. Nirmal Singh Kahlon, the Speaker in the outgoing Assembly, is trailing to Tripat Rajinder Singh Bajwa from the Fatehgarh Churian constituency by almost 2000 votes.
Tuesday March 6, 2012 11:20 Sify Editors
The leads of the Akali-BJP alliance have momentarily fallen below the majority mark to 58. But even if it stays that way, five seats are being led by independents and others who one suspects are more than willing to be wooed.
Tuesday March 6, 2012 11:15 Sify Editors
In a blow to the Congress, the son of Captain Amrinder Singh is trailing by more than 3000 votes. The 44-year-old Raninder Singh, who is the heir apparent to the title of Maharaja of Patiala, is having his thunder stolen by the Akali Dal candidate Surjit Singh Rakhra in the Samana constituency.
Tuesday March 6, 2012 11:03 Sify Editors
PPP chief Manpreet Singh Badal continues to trail behind Congress candidate Amrinder Singh Raja Warring in Gidderbaha. Warring certainly is, er, warring like a true warrior. Meanwhile, to add insult to injury, Manpreet is not even among the top two in his other constitiency, Maur.
Tuesday March 6, 2012 10:58 Sify Editors
The Congress can console itself with the fact that traditionally the side winning the assembly elections in Punjab does badly in the parliamentary elections that follow a couple of years later. But tradition doesn't seem to be a safe bet any more after being flung to the wayside by the marching Akali-BJP hordes this year.
Tuesday March 6, 2012 10:45 Sify Editors
Navjot Kaur, BJP candidate and wife of cricketer Navjot Sidhu, is leading from the Amritsar East constituency by a few thousand votes.
Tuesday March 6, 2012 10:10 Sify Editors
Captain Amrinder Singh is leading by almost 20,000 votes from his personal fiefdom of Patiala. Parkash Singh Badal is also leading from Lambi and his son Sukhbir from Jalalabad by smaller margins.
Tuesday March 6, 2012 10:09 Sify Editors
The big surprise is that Manpreet Singh Badal, the chief of the PPP, is trailing from his constituency of Gidderbaha to Amrinder Singh. No, not the Captain, but his namesake from the Congress.
Tuesday March 6, 2012 10:08 Sify Editors
In the 2007 assembly elections, the Akali-BJP alliance won 67 seats while the Congress took home 44. The scenario looks almost identical on this occasion.
Tuesday March 6, 2012 9:59 Sify Editors
The magic number of 60 has been crossed by the ruling Akali-BJP alliance! We can almost hear the sounds of firecrackers and overzealous bhangra dancers from the Akali headquarters.
Tuesday March 6, 2012 9:47 Sify Editors
RT @BJPSupporter: SAD-BJP has crossed 60 in Punjab. Majority mark achieved! #AE12[via Twitter]
Tuesday March 6, 2012 9:45 Sudhanwa14
Badal back in Punjab. The myth of alternate terms is broken! [via Twitter]
Tuesday March 6, 2012 9:45 SwatySMalik
[Comment From MannMann: ]
I hope ppp has a few candidates in the assembly atleast for good debates' sake
Tuesday March 6, 2012 9:44 Mann
The Congress has done slightly better than last time - it's up by two seats from its 2007 performance but we doubt that they will be satisfied with such small mercies. Amarinder Singh looks destined for another stint as Leader of the Opposition as Parkash Singh Badal exorcises the anti-incumbency ghost.
Tuesday March 6, 2012 9:44 Sify Editors
[Comment From GSGS: ]
Can we see the names of the winning candidates?
Tuesday March 6, 2012 9:40 GS
[Comment From vickyvicky: ]
Akali say bye
Tuesday March 6, 2012 9:40 vicky
SAD-BJP leading against anti-incumbency wave breaks the musical chair coming to power in Punjab. [via Twitter]
Tuesday March 6, 2012 9:37 GanapathyI
Of the 55 leads for the Akali-BJP alliance, the Akalis are leading in 43 and the BJP in 12. In fact the Akalis are actually up a seat from the last polls while the BJP is down five seats. The PPP, which was leading in one seat earlier, is currently drawing a blank. It looks like the seasoned veteran Parkash Singh Badal has successfully weathered the challenged posed by his upstart nephew.
I hope next government will we less corrupt and give my state new heights of development and progress
Tuesday March 6, 2012 9:26 Naveen Nagar
Much like the Shiv Sena was weakened in Maharashtra by the internecine squabble between two scions of the Thackeray clan, it was believed that the Akalis would meet a similar fate. The Chief Minister's nephew Manpreet Singh Badal was expelled from the party due to his reported unhappiness with cousin and Deputy CM Sukhbir's prominence. Manpreet formed his own party, the PPP, which has eaten into the Akali vote share though it may not be enough to keep the Akalis out of power. Manpreet's party is largely identified with the Jat Sikhs and is yet to acquire a wider appeal among the Punjabi masses.
Tuesday March 6, 2012 9:22 Sify Editors
The Congress is hoping to make inroads in Punjab in the wake of the state’s fiscal crisis. Will they succeed? (http://t.co/hw51xD0i) [via Twitter]
Tuesday March 6, 2012 9:16 IndiaRealTime
RT @starnewslive: Punjab trends: Congress leading on 21 seats, Akali Dal: 27, BJP: 8 and Others: 5 [via Twitter]
Tuesday March 6, 2012 9:16 ashokmalik
The Akalis and their allies are into the lead now, edging past the more fancied Congress. However, in some scant comfort for the Congress, the Akalis are still down six seats from their 2007 tally.
Tuesday March 6, 2012 9:14 Sify Editors
[Comment From panjabipanjabi: ]
hope next govt is less corrupt
Tuesday March 6, 2012 8:56 panjabi
[Comment From richierichie: ]
hope PPP changes the results, should go with congress.
Tuesday March 6, 2012 8:56 richie
Punjab one one fight between Akali BJP & congress ! [via Twitter]
Tuesday March 6, 2012 8:55 Platonic101
#StateofWar AkaliDal-BJP leading in 19 seats in Punjab, Congress leading in 17 [via Twitter]
Tuesday March 6, 2012 8:54 rahulkanwal
RT @timesofindia: Neck to neck fight in Punjab. Both SAD and Congress lead in 7 seats each of the total 117 seats [via Twitter]
Tuesday March 6, 2012 8:54 muthuuuu
The Akalis have stormed back as the counting progresses and are running neck and neck with the Congress. This promises to be a thriller. Stay tuned!
Tuesday March 6, 2012 8:50 Sify Editors
The Congress is leading in 11 of the 17 constituencies in which counting has begun. It certainly looks as though the dreaded anti-incumbency factor has struck again much to the dismay of Parkash Singh Badal's Akalis.
Tuesday March 6, 2012 8:42 Sify Editors
Looks like Akali losing big in Punjab.:( #AE12[via Twitter]