Arvind Kejriwal, congratulated the individuals of India’s northern state Punjab for his political social gathering’s stellar efficiency within the state meeting elections, calling it “revolutionary”.
Election Fee information exhibits that the Aam Aadmi Get together is main in 92 seats out of 117 within the Punjab Meeting as of 4 PM. That is adopted by Congress with 17 seats and Shiromani Akali Dal with 7.
The social gathering’s win in Punjab would mark the social gathering’s first within the state and a dramatic turnaround from its efficiency within the 2017 elections when it had completed second behind Congress.
“Iss Inquilab ke liye Punjab ke logon ko bahut bahut badhai (congratulations to the people of Punjab for this revolution),” tweeted Kejriwal, the Indian capital of Delhi’s Chief Minister and political social gathering Aam Aadmi Get together’s (AAP) nationwide convenor.
Together with the tweet he additionally posted a photograph of him and the AAP Chief Ministerial candidate Bhagwant Mann, displaying the victory signal.
इस इंक़लाब के लिए पंजाब के लोगों को बहुत-बहुत बधाई। pic.twitter.com/BIJqv8OnGa
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) March 10, 2022
Former chief minister and Punjab Lok Congress president Amarinder Singh accepted his defeat and congratulated the Aam Aadmi Get together (AAP) and its CM face Bhagwant Singh Mann “for an emphatic victory in the elections”.
In an announcement, he mentioned that whereas successful and shedding is the pure consequence of elections, on the finish, it was a victory of democracy within the state.
As Congress entered the polls, it was battling factionalism and anti-incumbency. Navjot Singh Sidhu, the brand new state unit chief of the social gathering, hinted at his personal intentions to change into chief minister. This was whereas his social gathering modified its Chief Minister in September final yr.
Congress nominated Charanjit Singh Channi for the chief ministerial submit days earlier than the elections on February 20, endorsing him as the primary Dalit chief minister in Punjab.
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Shiromani Akali Dal, which had damaged off its alliance with the BJP over the three farm legal guidelines that had been ultimately repealed, allied with the Bahujan Samaj Get together to contest the Meeting elections.
BJP candidates contested greater than 65 seats in Punjab for the primary time, popping out in a tie with Punjab Lok Congress candidates led by Captain Amarinder Singh and Sanyukt Get together candidates led by SS Dhindsa.
Punjab recorded a median voter turnout of 65.50 per cent on February 20 in comparison with over 77 per cent in 2017.
(With inputs from companies)