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Punjab Assembly Elections 2022: Voting in one phase on February 14, results declared on March 10

New Delhi: The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Saturday, January 8, 2022, announced the dates for the assembly elections in Punjab. As per the announcement, Punjab Assembly elections for 117 constituencies in the state will be held on February 14, 2022. The Punjab Assembly election results will be declared on March 10, 2022. The Election Commission announced the dates for the assembly elections for Punjab. Today a press conference was held at Vigyan Bhawan, Delhi. In addition to this, the Election Commission of India today also announced the assembly election dates for four other states, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa. Out of these five electoral states, BJP is in power in 4 states including Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Manipur and Uttarakhand. The term of the present Punjab Legislative Assembly, elected in 2017, will end on March 27, 2022. Presently, the Punjab Assembly is headed by Charanjit Singh Channi of the Indian National Congress, who took over from Captain Amarinder Singh after a high voltage political drama. (punjab assembly election)

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Farmer leader formed a party to contest elections

This year’s assembly elections will also see a new entry as farmer leader Gurnam Singh Chaduni floated his political party Samyukta Sangharsh Party to contest the Punjab Assembly elections. The Election Commission announced the election dates a day after the government briefed the Commission on the threat posed by the COVID-19 situation in the country and particularly the fast-spreading Omicron strain. Amid the rise in the cases of Omicron coronavirus variant in the country, the Election Commission said that all necessary arrangements will be made to ensure that the elections go smoothly. This includes thermal scanning and sanitization of polling stations. Earlier, Chief Election Commissioner of India Sushil Chandra said that 165 polling stations exclusively run by women and 57 polling stations managed by persons with disabilities will be set up for elections in Punjab.

Special arrangement for disabled and elderly (punjab assembly election)

In a bid to boost voting in the upcoming elections in the state, officials have directed officials to make proper arrangements at all polling stations for disabled and elderly voters above the age of 80 years. Elderly voters will be brought to the polling stations free of cost. The option to vote from home will also be made available to those above 80 years of age. In the 2017 Punjab Assembly elections, the Indian National Congress won 77 out of a total of 117 seats. The thumping victory pushed the ruling alliance between the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to third place with only 18 seats. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) came second, won 20 seats and formed the official opposition in Punjab. (punjab assembly election)

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