Punjab elections results: 3 MLAs from Kamboj community

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3 Kamboj MLAs in Punjab

The Congress has made a resounding comeback in Punjab, winning a solid 77 seats in the 117-seat Assembly. Anti-incumbency may have helped the party notch up its big score. The AAP won less than it was expected to. Still, its 20 seats on debut do make it the second largest party in the Punjab Assembly. The SAD-BJP alliance – expected to be reduced to single digits – fared the worst, with 18 seats.

Results of Punjab assembly elections 2017 was declared today by the Election Commission. From Ghanuar seat, Congress emerged victorious. Congress had given the the ticket to former MLA Madan Lal Thekedar Jalalpur from Ghanaur. AAP had fielded Anu Randhawa, daughter of former state minister Jasjit Singh Randhawa from the constituency. The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) candidate from the seat was incumbent MLA Harpreet Kaur Mukhmailpur.

Mukhmailpur, better known as Bibi, had won the elections in 2012 with a thin margin of over 1,000 votes. Although she is among the favourites to win the election, pollsters have not underestimated the AAP wave in west Malwa region. Anu Randhawa, the AAP candidate, received significant amount of support during her poll campaign. Randhawa pins hope in the legacy of her late father, the former two-time MLA, along with the ‘aam aadmi’ tag she has earned in the region.

Punjab – Ghanaur
Result Declared
CandidatePartyVotes
THEKEDAR MADAN LAL JALALPURIndian National Congress65965
HARPREET KAUR MUKHMAILPURShiromani Akali Dal29408
ANU RANDHAWAAam Aadmi Party23188
ANUPINDER KAUR SANDHUIndependent2833
JAGJEET SINGHBahujan Samaj Party1275
GURSEWAK SINGHDemocratic Swaraj Party1131
BALJIT SINGHJai Jawan Jai Kisan Party462
SURINDER KAURIndependent388
None of the AboveNone of the Above82

 

The final tally declared by Election Commission at 4:36 PM confirmed the victory of Congress in Rajpura. Hardial Singh Kamboj ended up winning the seat by a margin of nearly 23,000 votes. AAP’s Ashutosh Joshi came second, bagging 26542 seats, whereas, the BJP candidate Harjit Singh Grewal secured 19,151 votes.

Punjab – Rajpura
Result Declared
CandidatePartyVotes
HARDIAL SINGH KAMBOJIndian National Congress59107
ASHUTOSH JOSHIAam Aadmi Party26542
HARJIT SINGH GREWALBharatiya Janata Party19151
JAGDISH KUMARIndependent15073
NIRMALJIT SINGHIndependent3939
RAVINDER JAINBahujan Samaj Party1126
SOBHA SINGHShiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar)(Simranjit Singh Mann)684
MAHESH KUMARIndependent443
DALBIR SINGHIndependent429
RAJINDER KUMARAapna Punjab Party282
SHER SINGHJai Jawan Jai Kisan Party271
None of the AboveNone of the Above1026

In the 2012 assembly elections, Hardial Singh Kamboj of Congress wrested the seat from BJP with a margin of more than 30,000 votes. Backed by Congress’ chief ministerial candidate Capt Amarinder Singh, Hardial was considered among the favourites to win the elections held on February 4.

Samana constituency is one of the 117 seats of Punjab Vidhan Sabha and its constituency number is 116. Rajinder Singh Kamboj, who belongs to Congress, is the current MLA of Samana and he became MLA by winning the current elections held in 2017.

Punjab – Samana
Result Declared
CandidatePartyVotes
RAJINDER SINGHIndian National Congress62551
SURJIT SINGH RAKHRAShiromani Akali Dal52702
JAGTAR SINGH RAJLAAam Aadmi Party28884
RAJINDER SINGHShiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar)(Simranjit Singh Mann)1854
DAVINDER SINGH DHIMANBahujan Samaj Party1084
AJAIB SINGH BATHOIIndependent501
RAJINDER SINGHIndependent348
JASPAL SINGHIndependent250
None of the AboveNone of the Above1052