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As of 10.45 am Gobind Singh Longowal of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) was ahead in the lone assembly constituency of Dhuri in Punjab by 25,741 votes.

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Quick facts for Punjab Elections

Parliamentary Constituencies13
Assembly Constituencies 117
Ruling PartyShiromani Akali Dal ( BJP Alliance)
Opposition PartyIndian National Congress
Chief MinisterShri Parkash Singh Badal
GovernorShri Shivraj Patil
Chief Electoral OfficerMs Kusumjit Sidhu
AddressSCO 29-30, Sector 17E ,Chandigarh - 160017


Punjab Bye Elections 2015

The lone legislative assembly constituency of Punjab going for by polls in April 2015 is Dhuri. The by-elections will be held in the constituency on Saturday, 11 April 2015. The polling in the Dhuri assembly segment will start at 8 am and will end at 5 pm. The notification was issued for the elections on 17 March, while the last date for the nomination was 24 March. The scrutiny of the nominations was done on 25 March. The nominations could have been withdrawn latest by 27 March. Wednesday, 15 March will be the day when the counting of the votes will be carried out and results will be announced. The by-elections were necessitated in the constituency as Congress's Arvind Khanna, who captured the Dhuri assembly seat in 2012, resigned from his post in January this year.

Dhuri Assembly Bye Elections 2015 Election Results

YearA C No.A C NameCategoryWinnerGenderPartyVotesRunner UpGenderPartyVotes
2015By PollDhuriGENGobind Singh LongowalMSAD37501Simar Pratap SinghMINC30095

State Legislative Assembly of Punjab

Punjab has a unicameral legislature with 117 seats, with a term of five years. It is headed by the Chief Minister. The current speaker of the house is Charanjit Sigh Atwal. The Legislative Assembly was first summoned in 1937 and post independence of India, the state had a bicameral legislature until a unicameral legislature was established in 1970. In the last election in 2012, the SAD won 56 seats, the INC won 46, the BJP won 12 and the three remaining seats were won by independent candidates.

Punjab Assembly Election Results:

List of Chief Ministers of Punjab

Punjab has been led by fifteen different Chief Ministers, the first being Gopi Chand Bhargave (INC), who assumed office on 15 August 1947. The longest-serving Chief Minister is Parkash Singh Badal (SAD), who served for fifteen years in total.
S. No.Chief MinisterFromToParty Name
1Parkash Singh Badal[4]Mar 1, 2007PresentShiromani Akali Dal
2Amarinder SinghFeb 26, 2002Mar 1, 2007Indian National Congress
3Parkash Singh Badal[3]Feb 12, 1997Feb 26, 2002Shiromani Akali Dal
4Rajinder Kaur BhattalJan 21, 1996Feb 11, 1997Indian National Congress
5Harcharan Singh BrarAug 31, 1995Jan 21, 1996Indian National Congress
6Beant SinghFeb 25, 1992Aug 31, 1995Indian National Congress
7President's ruleJun 11, 1987Feb 25, 1992 
8Surjit Singh BarnalaSep 29, 1985Jun 11, 1987Shiromani Akali Dal
9President's ruleOct 10, 1983Sep 29, 1985 
10Darbara SinghJun 6, 1980Oct 10, 1983Indian National Congress
11President's ruleFeb 17, 1980Jun 6, 1980 
12Parkash Singh Badal[2]Jun 20, 1977Feb 17, 1980Shiromani Akali Dal
13President's ruleApr 30, 1977Jun 20, 1977 
14Zail SinghMar 17, 1972Apr 30, 1977Indian National Congress
15President's ruleJun 14, 1971Mar 17, 1972 
16Parkash Singh BadalMar 27, 1970Jun 14, 1971Shiromani Akali Dal
17Gurnam Singh [2]Feb 17, 1969Mar 27, 1970Shiromani Akali Dal
18President's ruleAug 23, 1968Feb 17, 1969 
19Lachhman Singh GillNov 25, 1967Aug 23, 1968Shiromani Akali Dal
20Gurnam SinghMar 8, 1967Nov 25, 1967Shiromani Akali Dal
21Giani Gurmukh Singh MussafirNov 1, 1966Mar 8, 1967Indian National Congress
22President's ruleJul 5, 1966Nov 1, 1966 
23Ram KishanJul 7, 1964Jul 5, 1966Indian National Congress
24Gopi Chand Bhargava[3]Jun 21, 1964Jul 6, 1964Indian National Congress
25Pratap Singh KaironJan 23, 1956Jun 21, 1964Indian National Congress
26Bhim Sen Sachar [2]Apr 17, 1952Jan 23, 1956Indian National Congress
27President's ruleJun 20, 1951Apr 17, 1952 
28Gopi Chand Bhargava[2]Oct 18, 1949Jun 20, 1951Indian National Congress
29Bhim Sen SacharApr 13, 1949Oct 18, 1949Indian National Congress
30Gopi Chand BhargavaAug 15, 1947Apr 13, 1949Indian National Congress

List of Governors of Punjab

The Governor of Punjab is the ceremonial head of the state of Punjab and the Administrator of the Chandigarh Union Territory. He is elected by the President of India. Punjab has had 32 Governors, the first being Chandulal Madhavlal Trivedi, who assumed office in 1947. The current Governor is Shivraj Patil, who took office on 22 January 2010.
S.No.Name of GovernorFromTo
1Shivraj PatilJan 22, 2010Present
2General Sunith Francis RodriguesNov 16, 2004Jan 22, 2010
3Akhlaqur Rahman KidwaiNov 3, 2004Nov 16, 2004
4Om Prakash VermaMay 8, 2003Nov 3, 2004
5Lieutenant General J. F. R. JacobNov 27, 1999May 8, 2003
6Lieutenant General B.K.N. ChhibberSep 18, 1994Nov 27, 1999
7Sudhakar Panditrao KurdukarJul 10, 1994Sep 18, 1994
8Surendra NathAug 7, 1991Jul 9, 1994
9General Om Prakash MalhotraDec 18, 1990Aug 7, 1991
10Virendra VermaJun 14, 1990Dec 18, 1990
11Nirmal MukarjiDec 8, 1989Jun 14, 1990
12Siddharta Shankar RayApr 2, 1986Dec 8, 1989
13Shankar Dayal SharmaNov 26, 1985Apr 2, 1986
14Hokishe SemaNov 14, 1985Nov 26, 1985
15Arjun SinghMar 14, 1985Nov 14, 1985
16Kershasp Tehmurasp SatarawalaJul 3, 1984Mar 14, 1985
17Bhairab Dutt PandeOct 10, 1983Jul 3, 1984
18Anant Prasad SharmaFeb 21, 1983Oct 10, 1983
19S.S. SandhawaliaFeb 7, 1983Feb 21, 1983
20Marri Chenna ReddyApr 21, 1982Feb 7, 1983
21Aminuddin Ahmad KhanAug 26, 1981Apr 21, 1982
22Jaisukh Lal HathiSep 24, 1977Aug 26, 1981
23Ranjit Singh NarulaSep 1, 1977Sep 24, 1977
24Mahendra Mohan ChoudhryMay 21, 1973Sep 1, 1977
25D. C. PavateOct 16, 1967May 21, 1973
26Mehar SinghJun 1, 1967Oct 16, 1967
27Dharma ViraJun 27, 1966Jun 1, 1967
28Sardar Ujjal SinghSep 1, 1965Jun 26, 1966
29Hafiz Muhammad IbrahimMay 4, 1964Sep 1, 1965
30Pattom Thanu PillaiOct 1, 1962May 4, 1964
31Narahar Vishnu GadgilSep 15, 1958Oct 1, 1962
32Sir Chandeshwar Prasad Narayan SinghMar 11, 1953Sep 15, 1958
33Sir Chandulal Madhavlal TrivediAug 15, 1947Mar 11, 1953

Cabinet Ministers of Punjab

MinistriesName of Minsiter
Chief Minister,Personnel, General Administration, Power, Cooperation, Science Technology & Environment, Vigilance, Employment Generation, Rural Water Supply & Sanitation, Defence Services Welfare, Removal of Grievances and Welfare of PensionersParkash Singh Badal
Deputy Chief Minister, Home, Governance Reforms, Housing, Excise & Taxation, Investment Promotion, Sports and Youth Services Welfare, Civil AviationSukhbir Singh Badal
Forest & Willd Life and LabourChuni Lal Bhagat
Jails, Tourism, Cultural Affairs and Printing & StationeryS. Sarwan Singh Phillaur
Food and Civil Supplies, Information and TechnologyS. Adesh Partap Singh Kairon
Transport, Legal & Legislative Affairs, ElectionsS. Ajit Singh Kohar
Industries and Commerce, Techinical Education and Industrial Training & Parliamentary AffairsSh. Madan Mohan Mittal
Finance & Planning, Institutional Finance & Banking, Programme ImplementationS. Parminder Singh Dhindsa
IrrigationS. Janmeja Singh Sekhon
Health & family Welfare, Social Security & Development of Women & ChildrenSh. Surjit Kumar Jyani
Revenue & Rehabilitation, Information & Public Relations, Non-Conventional Energy, NRI AffairsS. Bikram Singh Majithia
Education, Higher Education & LanguagesS. Sikandar Singh Maluka
Local Government and Medical Education and ResearchSh. Anil Joshi
Rural Development & PanchayatsS. Surjit Singh Rakhra
P.W.D (B & R)S. Sharanjit Singh Dhillon
Animal Husbandry & fishries Dairy Development and Welfare of SC's & BC'sS. Gulzar Singh Ranike

Rajya Sabha Members from Punjab

NamePartyTermNamePartyTerm
Shri Ashwani KumarIndian National Congress 10/04/2010 to 09/04/2016Shri Balwinder Singh Bhunder Shiromani Akali Dal 05/07/2010 to 04/07/2016
Sardar Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa Shiromani Akali Dal 10/04/2010 to 09/04/2016Dr. M.S. GillIndian National Congress10/04/2010 to 09/04/2016
Shri Naresh Gujral Shiromani Akali Dal 10/04/2010 to 09/04/2016Shri Avinash Rai Khanna Bharatiya Janata Party 10/04/2010 to 09/04/2016
Smt. Ambika SoniIndian National Congress05/07/2010 to 04/07/2016  

Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Punjab

The Chief Electoral Officer of Punjab is Kusumjit Sidhu, who was appointed prior to the 2009 general election. She is an IAS officer from the 1979 Punjab cadre and has a Bachelor's degree in English, History and French as well as a Master's degree in History.

Ms Kusumjit Sidhu
The Chief Electoral Officer of Punjab
AS (Retd.); Chief Electoral Officer SCO 29-30,Sector 17-E, Chandigarh- 160017
Email Address
jtceo_punjab@eci.gov.in
Phone
2724038

Punjab Lok Sabha Election Summary 2014

After the declaration of the results in Punjab no majority party has won clearly in the Lok Sabha polls. Four seats were bagged by Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). The state of Punjab has 13 Lok Sabha seats which have participated in several Lok Sabha polls so far. The state government in Punjab is headed by Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) party and Prakash Singh Badal is the present Chief Minister of the state. Besides, SAD, Indian National Congress (INC) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Aam Aadmi Party are other leading parties in Punjab. In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the state took part for its 13 parliamentary seats, out of which four are reserved for Scheduled Castes. The Amritsar constituency has a These parties followed their campaign strategies and raised issues in Punjab like AAP emphasised on anti-corruption movement, BJP focused on development, and Congress centered around Right to Information (RTI). The exit polls and opinion polls predicted the INC and SAD will grab maximum number of seats in the elections.

Punjab Municipal Corporation and Civic Bodies Election Results 2015

BJPBSPCongress PPP SAD IND
34832533813624

Municipal Councils/Nagar Panchayats Results 2015 Ward and Party Wise

Sr. No.Name of Municipal Council/Nagar PanchayatTotal WardsSADBJPCongressOthersINDRemarks (if any)
1Abohar3341213-4 
2Adampur1322--9 
3Ahmedgarh1751--11 
4Ajnala1515---- 
5Alawalpur11100-10 
6Amargarh1153--3 
7Anandpur Sahib1333--7 
8Arniwala Shekhsubhan1110---1 
9Badhni Kalan138-3-2 
10Baliyanwali11311-6 
11Banga15364-2 
12Banur13413-5 
13Bareta1341--8 
14Barnala311233-13 
15Bassi Pathana1522--11 
16Batala351411--10 
17Bhadaur1352--6 
18Bhai Roopa1310--1 (BSP)2 
19Bhawanigarh1582--5 
20Bhikhiwind1312---1 
21Bhucho Mandi13811-3 
22Boha1352--6 
23Budhlada19413-11 
24Chamkaur Sahib13-1--12 
25Chaoke118---3 
26Dasuya15-71-7 
27Dera Baba Nanak118-3-- 
28Dera Bassi19118--- 
29Dhanaula1321--10 
30Dhariwal13633-  
31Dhuri21742-8 
32Dina Nagar15-114-- 
33Doraha15219-2 
34Faridkot25741-13 
35Fatehgarh Churian1374--2 
36Fazilka251184-2 
37Ferozepur316192-31 (Repoll)
38Gardhiwala11531-2 
39Garhshankar1341--8 
40Gidderbaha198-9-2 
41Gobindgarh254342 (PPP)12 
42Goniana1351--7 
43Gurdaspur27675-9 
44Guruhar Sahai15123--- 
45Hariana1134--4 
46Jagraon23857-3 
47Jaitu171110-5 
48Jalalabad1797--1 
49Jandiala Guru15921-3 
50Joga131---12 
51Kapurthala2911711-- 
52Kartarpur15702-6 
53Khamano1321--10 
54Khanna336514-8 
55Kharar27123--12 
56Kot Isse Khan13102--1 
57Kot Samir1351--7 
58Kotfatta1152--4 
59Kotha Guru11613-1 
60Kotkapura29123--14 
61Kurali1752--10 
62Lalru1783--6 
63Lehra Mohabbat117---4 
64Lehragaga15415-5 
65Lohian13921-1 
66Longowal15----15 
67Majitha1313---- 
68Malerkotla3312214-5 
69Malout271582-2 
70Maluka1111---- 
71Mamdot137-2-4 
72Mandi Kalan114---7 
73Mansa271211-13 
74Maur17104--3 
75Mehatpur13523-3 
76Mehraj1311---2 
77Morinda15-1--14 
78Mudki138-5-- 
79Mukerian15210--3 
80Muktsar311772-5 
81Nabha23966-2 
82Nadala118-3-- 
83Nakodar179321 (BSP)2 
84Nangal19195-4 
85Nathana11811-1 
86Nawan Goan2165--10 
87Nawanshahr193-14-1 
88Nihal Singh wala13612-4 
89Nurmehal13---1 (BSP)12 
90Nurpur Bedi1111--9 
91Patran152210-1 
92Patti1918-1-- 
93Payal11523-1 
94Phillaur15--61 (PPP)8 
95Quadian157-2-6 
96Rahon13----13 
97Raikot1522--11 
98Rajpura299114-5 
99Raman15632-4 
100Ramdas117---4 
101Rampura119---2 
102Rampura Phul211240-5 
103Rayya138-4-1 
104Roopnagar21942-6 
105Samana21141--51 Repoll
106Samrala156-4-5 
107Sanaur1565--4 
108Sangat93---6 
109Sangrur271264-5 
110Sardulgarh1381--4 
111Sham Churasi922--5 
112Sirhind Fatehgarh Sahib21954-3 
113Sri Hargobindpur112-1-8 
114Sujanpur15-103-2 
115Sultanpur Lodhi135- 5-3 
116Sunam23222-17 
117Talwandi Bhai13823-- 
118Tapa1571--7 
119Tarn Taran23167--- 
120Urmar Tanda15356-1 
121Zira171112-3 
122Zirakpur31217--3 
 Total203781334825366242 (Repoll)

Punjab Lok Sabha Election Results 2014 - Party wise


Shown below are the number of seats won by BJP, INC, AAP and others in Punjab Lok Sabha Elections 2014.

Punjab 2014 Party Wise Results

Shown below is the list of winner/runnerup candidates of all parliamentary constituencies ofPunjab with their party name and symbol along with the votes secured by each candidate.

ConstituencyStatusNamePartyVote
Khadoor Sahib WinnerRanjit Singh Brahmpura
SAD
467332
Runner upHarminder Singh Gill
INC
366763
Amritsar Winner Amarinder Singh
INC
482876
Runner upArun Jaitley
BJP
380106
Bathinda WinnerHarsimrat Kaur Badal
SAD
514727
Runner upManpreet Singh Badal S/O Gurdas Singh
INC
495332
Ferozpur WinnerSher Singh Ghubaya
SAD
487932
Runner upSunil Jakhar
INC
456512
Faridkot WinnerProf. Sadhu Singh
AAP
450751
Runner Up-----------
Ludhiana WinnerRavneet Singh Bittu
INC
300459
Runner Up-----------
Hoshiarpur WinnerVijay Sampla
BJP
346643
Runner upMohinder Singh Kaypee
INC
333061
Jalandhar WinnerSantokh Singh Chaudhary
INC
380479
Runner upPawan Kumar Tinu
SAD
309498
Patiala WinnerDr. Dharam Vira Gandhi
AAP
365671
Runner upPreneet Kaur
INC
344729
Sangrur WinnerBhagwant Mann
AAP
533237
Runner upSukhdev Singh Dhindsa
SAD
321516
Gurdaspur WinnerVinod Khanna
BJP
482255
Runner upPartap Singh Bajwa
INC
346190
Fatehgarh Sahib WinnerHarinder Singh Khalsa
AAP
367293
Runner Up-----------
Anandpur Sahib WinnerPrem Singh Chandumajra
SAD
347394
Runner upAmbika Soni
INC
323697

Last Updated on July 16, 2015


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