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Punjab Assembly Elections 2022 Dates To Be Announced Today at 3.30 PM

The current term of Punjab Assembly is ending in March 2022.

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New Delhi: The Election Commission will announce the dates for the Punjab Assembly polls on Saturday, January 8. The poll body has convened a press conference at at 3:30 pm, in which it will declare the schedule for the polls in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur.

The current term of Punjab Assembly is ending in March 2022. Charanjit Singh Channi took oath as the Chief Minister of Punjab in September 2021 after Captain Amarinder Singh resigned as the Punjab chief minister. He became the first Punjab chief minister not to complete his five-year term since 1997.

2017 Punjab Assembly Elections

In 2017, Punjab Assembly Elections were held on February 4, 2017.The polls were conducted in a single phase. The results were announced on March 11. The term of Punjab assembly ends on March 18, 2022.

Congress had ended the SAD-BJP combine’s 10-year rule in 2017 with a thumping win by bagging 77 seats in the 117-member Assembly, which was just one short of two-third majority.

The SAD-BJP alliance fared poorly in the polls by winning just 18 seats, of which SAD won 15 seats and its ally BJP only three. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had managed to get 20 seats to emrge as a major player and the principal opposition in the state.

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