AAP eats into SAD, Congress vote share in Punjab

Chandigarh: Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party, which tasted success only in Punjab winning four Lok Sabha seats, made inroads into the vote-share of the state's ruling SAD-BJP alliance as well as the opposition Congress.

AAP managed to get a vote share of 24.4 per cent during its maiden contest of the Lok Sabha polls in the state.

Congress' vote share with a win on three of the total of 13 seats it contested came down by about 12.13 per cent to 33.1 per cent this time as compared with the vote share of 45.23 per cent when it had contested 13 seats and won eight five years ago.

SAD retained its seat share of four of the 10 seats it contested but the vote share fell to 26.3 per cent- a decline of 7.55 per cent as compared with the vote share of 33.85 per cent five years back when it had fought for 10 seats.

BJP had contested three seats each in the 2009 and 2014 Lok Sabha polls and this time its seat share increased to two from one five years back.

But the vote share of the saffron party declined by 1.36 per cent to 8.7 per cent from 10.06 per cent in 2009.

The NOTA option was used by just 0.4 per cent voters.

PTI
First Published: Friday, May 16, 2014, 23:33
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