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Punjab Assembly election 2022: Voting in single phase on February 14; results on March 10

Punjab Meeting election 2022: Voting in single section on February 14; outcomes on March 10 | Information

New Delhi: The Election Fee of India (ECI) on Saturday (January 8, 2022) introduced the dates for the Meeting elections in Punjab. 
In line with the announcement, the Punjab Meeting Elections for 117 constituencies of the state will happen on February 14, 2022. The election outcomes for Punjab Meeting might be introduced on March 10, 2022. The Election Fee introduced the Meeting ballot dates for Punjab in a press convention which was held in Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi at this time.
Moreover, the Election Fee of India additionally introduced the Meeting ballot dates for the 4 different states, particularly Uttar Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Manipur and Goa, at this time. Out of those 5 poll-bound states, the BJP is in energy in 4 states together with Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Manipur and Uttarakhand.
The time period of the present Punjab meeting elected in 2017 will expire on 27 March 2022. At current, the Punjab Vidhan Sabha is being led by Indian Nationwide Congress’s Charanjit Singh Channi, who took over the place from Captain Amarinder Singh after a excessive voltage political drama involving Navjot Singh Sidhu unfolded. 
This 12 months’s Meeting polls may also witness a brand new entry as farmer chief Gurnam Singh Chaduni floated his political get together Sanyukt Sangharsh Celebration to contest the Punjab meeting polls. 
EC introduced the dates for elections a day after the Fee was briefed by the federal government on the COVID-19 scenario within the nation and significantly the menace posed by the fast-spreading Omicron pressure.
Amid the surge in instances of the Omicron coronavirus variant within the nation, the Election Fee mentioned that every one vital preparations could be made to make sure the elections are performed safely. This consists of thermal scanning and sanitisation of the polling cubicles. 
Earlier, the Chief Election Commissioner of India Sushil Chandra mentioned that 165 solely women-run polling cubicles and 57 polling cubicles managed by folks with disabilities could be arrange for the election in Punjab.
So as to enhance the voter turnout within the upcoming elections within the state, the officers has directed officers to make correct preparations in any respect polling stations for disabled and aged voters above the age of 80. Aged voters might be dropped at the polling stations freed from value. The choice to vote from house may also be made obtainable to these above the age of 80.
Within the 2017 Punjab Legislative Meeting election, the Indian Nationwide Congress had gained 77 out of 117 whole seats. This landslide victory pushed the ruling alliance between Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the Bharatiya Janata Celebration (BJP) to 3rd place with solely 18 seats. The Aam Aadmi Celebration (AAP) got here in second, successful 20 seats and forming the official opposition in Punjab.
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