2017 Punjab Assembly Elections Results - Congress Wrests Power from Shiromani Akali Dal Saturday March 11,2017
Straying away from the exit polls that had predicted a close fight between the Congress and AAP, the leads are pointing towards complete dominance of the Congress in the state. The party was leading in more than 70 seats at 11:30 am. The AAP might occupy the second spot.
Punjab is currently governed by the Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party(SAD-BJP) combine that has been in power since 2007. While past elections in the state were a two-way fight between the SAD-BJP alliance and the Congress, this time the entry of a resurgent Aam Aadmi Party has made the contest an interesting three-cornered one. That the AAP was able to win four seats in the Lok Sabha elections in 2014 points to their popularity among Punjab voter