Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi has written a letter to the Chief Election Commissioner requesting him to extend the assembly elections in Punjab beyond February 14. In this letter written on Saturday, Channi has written that ‘Many people from the Scheduled Caste community of the state are likely to visit Varanasi in view of Guru Ravidas Jayanti on February 16. So postpone the state assembly elections to be held on February 14 for at least six days.
It is worth mentioning that this time elections in Punjab will be held in one phase only. Voting will be held in Punjab on February 14. While the counting of votes will take place on March 10.
According to the announcement made by the Election Commission, the process of nomination for Punjab elections will start from January 21, 2022. Which will end on January 28. by 31 January Candidate You can withdraw your name. Counting of votes in the electoral states including Punjab will be held simultaneously on March 10.
The Election Commission has made important changes this time in the nomination process due to the Corona transition. Under which the candidates will also be able to enroll through the Commission’s Suvidha App.
With the announcement of the schedule of assembly elections in five states by the Election Commission, the code of conduct has come into force in the electoral states. Under this, all the elected representatives including the Punjab government will no longer be able to inaugurate any construction including any new announcement. At the same time, the expenditure made by the candidates will also be added to the election expenditure.
Let us tell you that the term of the Punjab Legislative Assembly is ending on 27 March 2022. The last assembly elections were held in February 2017. Whereas the election results were declared on 11 March 2017 in which the Congress won an absolute majority. In the 2017 assembly elections in 117-seat Punjab, the Congress returned to power after ten years, winning 77 seats, while the Akali Dal-BJP alliance was reduced to just 18 seats. Aam Aadmi Party became the main opposition party by winning 20 seats.
Captain Amarinder Singh was appointed chief minister but in September last year, Congress replaced Captain Amarinder with Charanjit Singh Channi as chief minister. To form the government in Punjab, any party or coalition has to get the figure of 59 seats.
2017 assembly election
Punjab – 117 seats
Aam Aadmi Party-20
first published:Jan. 15, 2022, 10:42 p.m.