Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on its historic victory in Punjab Assembly elections, where the party won a three-fourths majority with 92 seats, and pledged all possible help from the Centre for the state’s welfare.
PM Modi took to Twitter to say, “I’d like to congratulate AAP on their electoral victory in Punjab. I guarantee you that the Centre will do all possible to help Punjab.”
The Bharatiya Janata Party, for example, has kept power in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa, and Manipur.
Punjab Chief Minister-elect Bhagwant Mann defeated Congress’ Dalvir Singh Goldy by 58,206 votes in the Dhuri assembly constituency in Sangrur district. His inauguration will take place in Khatkarkalan, Nawanshahr district, near the ancestral village of freedom warrior Bhagat Singh.
It marks AAP’s first victory in the state, and a significant improvement over its second-place position in the 2017 elections, when it came in second to Congress.
In the 117-member Assembly, the incumbent Congress won 18 seats, while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won two. The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) won three seats, while the Bahujan Samaj Party got only one.
Congress gained 87 seats in 1987. Shiromani Akali Dal won the most seats in 1977, with 59, and it won 75 seats in 1997.
Punjab held elections on February 20 for 117 assembly seats.
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