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Punjab Election Results 2017: As it happened

The opposition Congress was racing ahead in 76 seats in the 117-member Punjab Assembly, followed by the AAP in 22 seats, the SAD in 12 seats and the BJP in three seats, as the latest trends. Catch LIVE coverage here for all Assembly elections

By Biplob Ghosal | Last Updated: Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 22:19

Chandigarh:  The Congress was on Saturday headed for a two-third majority in the 117-seat Punjab assembly, with veteran Amarinder Singh set to return as Chief Minister of the border state.

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11 March 2017, 20:12 PM

Below is the status for all 117 constituencies:

BJP - 3
Congress - 77
AAP - 20
SAD - 15
Lok Insaaf Party - 2

11 March 2017, 20:06 PM

Congress's Gurjit Singh Aujla wins bypolls to Amritsar Lok Sabha seat, defeats BJP'S Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina by 1,99,189 votes: PTI

11 March 2017, 20:06 PM

AAP takes second spot at 20 seats, SAD-BJP alliance gets just 18 seats, new outfit Lok Insaaf Party wins 2 in Punjab assembly polls: PTI

11 March 2017, 20:06 PM

Congress wins 77 seats in 117-member Punjab assembly, one short of two-thirds majority: PTI


11 March 2017, 20:06 PM

This is very humbling and overwhelming. Gratitude to the people of #India for the continued faith, support and affection for the BJP. Am overjoyed that BJP has received unprecedented support from all sections of society. Huge support from the youth is gladdening: PM Modi


11 March 2017, 20:06 PM

The outcome of five assembly polls is very encouraging. Despite defeat in Punjab, our alliance has got over 30 percent votes: Amit Shah


11 March 2017, 20:06 PM

Congress gets majority in 117-member Punjab Assembly, wins 59 seats, leading in 18 other seats

11 March 2017, 19:59 PM

PM Narendra Modi speaks to Congress leader Amarinder Singh to congratulate him on electoral victory in Punjab: PTI

11 March 2017, 16:31 PM

Result Status at 4:30 pm: Congress races ahead with 69 seats and leads in 9.
Final tally of AAP: 20
SAD: 14
BJP: 3
Lok Insaaf Party: 2


11 March 2017, 15:57 PM

EC data at 4 pm: Congress heads for a two-third majority - Congress wins 67 and lead in 11 seats. Final tally of SAD and BJP - 14 and 3 seats respectively.

11 March 2017, 15:44 PM

Harish Rawat tenders resignation from the post of CM.

11 March 2017, 15:30 PM

According to EC data at 3:30 pm: Congress continues its dream run. Secures 64 seats and leading in 14.
AAP bags 19 and leading in one. SAD and BJP which lost the elections managed to get 14 and three seats repectively.

11 March 2017, 14:56 PM

EC at 3 pm: Congress wins 50 seats and leading in 20. AAP bags 18 and leading in three. SAD manges to bag 12 and leads in two seats.

11 March 2017, 14:34 PM

EC at 2:30 pm: Congress wins 47 and leading in 29. AAP bags 16 and leading in five. SAD manges to bag six and leads in eight seats.

11 March 2017, 14:28 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulates Captain Amarinder Singh for Congress' superb win.

"Spoke to @capt_amarinder & congratulated him on the win in Punjab. Also wished him a happy birthday & prayed for his long & healthy life," PM Modi tweets.a

11 March 2017, 14:05 PM

Punjab Result Status at 2 pm: Congress wins 31 leads in 46. AAP bags 12, leads in 9.
SAD and BJP wins 2 each and are leading in 12 and in 1 seat each.

11 March 2017, 13:32 PM

According to EC data at 1:30 pm: Congress wins 20 seats, leads in 59.

AAP bags 8, leads in 12. SAD opens account by grabbing one seat and leading in 12.

11 March 2017, 13:14 PM

Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal accepts defeat, to resign tomorrow.

11 March 2017, 12:53 PM

Congress Punjab head and its Chief Ministerial candidate Captain Amarinder Singh credits the party's stellar electoral performance to party president Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi.

11 March 2017, 12:52 PM

EC data says Congress has bagged 12 and leading in 64 seats.

AAP has won three and leading in 19. SAD and BJP are leading in 14 and three seats respectively.

11 March 2017, 12:30 PM

Captain Amarinder Singh has won from Patiala urban seat by a margin of over 51000 votes.

11 March 2017, 12:18 PM

The AAP says it was disappointed it did not win the Punjab assembly election but added that even becoming the main opposition was an achievement.

11 March 2017, 12:15 PM

EC says Congress wins four assembly seats leading in 70, AAP bags one, leads in 20.

11 March 2017, 11:54 AM

Punjab (117/117): Bharatiya Janata Party leading on 3, Indian National Congress wins 2 and leading on 73; Aam Aadmi Party leading on 23, Shiromani Akali Dal leading on 14 seats, and Lok Insaaf Party ahead on 2 seats.


11 March 2017, 11:46 AM

According to Election Commission Congress has won four seats and leading in 72. AAP, SAD and BJP are leading in in 22, 15, 4 seats respectively.

11 March 2017, 11:35 AM

Congress way ahead in 70 seats, AAP 23, SAD+BJP 21, Others 3

11 March 2017, 11:08 AM

AAP candidate Harvinder Singh Phoolka trailing from Dakha.

11 March 2017, 10:22 AM

Latest trends from Punjab: Congress leads in 66, AAP 23, SAD+BJP-27

11 March 2017, 10:17 AM

Punjab Congress vice president Sunil Jakhar trailing from Abohar by 3485 votes.

11 March 2017, 10:05 AM

Congress leader and CM candidate Amarinder Singh trailing from Lambi.

11 March 2017, 10:02 AM

Latest trends from Punjab: Congress ahead in 60, SAD+BJP 29, AAP 25.

11 March 2017, 10:00 AM

AAP candidate Bhagwant Mann trailing from Jalalabad.

11 March 2017, 09:58 AM

Congress's Navjot Singh Sidhu leading from Amritsar East seat.

11 March 2017, 09:47 AM

Punjab election results update: AAP's Gurpreet Singh Ghughi leading from Batala

11 March 2017, 09:41 AM

Punjab election results 2017: Trends indicate that Congress surging ahead in 51 seats, SAD+BJP-27 and AAP-24.

11 March 2017, 09:38 AM

Punjab Election Results: Congress ahead in 48, SAD+BJP-28, AAP-24, Others-1

11 March 2017, 09:32 AM

Latest Punjab Polls 2017 trends: SAD-15, Congress-27, AAP-18, BJP-1, Others-1

11 March 2017, 09:02 AM

Punjab Deputy Chief Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal trails from the Jalalabad assembly seat.

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Bhagwant Mann leading. The other candidate in the race is Congress MP Ravneet Singh Bittu.

11 March 2017, 09:01 AM

Captain Amarinder Singh leading by 3500 votes from Patiala Assembly seat.

11 March 2017, 08:55 AM

SAD ahead in 5 seats, Congress in 19 and AAP in 12

11 March 2017, 08:54 AM

Early trends show AAP leading in one seat in Punjab Assembly Elections 2017.

11 March 2017, 08:39 AM

Punjab Poll Results 2017: Latest trends show that Parkash Singh Badal leading from Lambi, Capt Amarinder Singh at second spot and AAP's Jarnail Singh third.

The 89-year-old is locked in a triangular contest with Punjab Congress chief Capt Amarinder Singh and journalist-turned-politician Jarnail Singh of the AAP in his pocket borough of Lambi.

11 March 2017, 08:27 AM

Postal ballots being counted first in Punjab Assembly Elections 2017.

11 March 2017, 08:24 AM

Uttar Pradesh Assembly election results (leads/trends): 26/403 - BJP+ 10, SP+ 9, BSP 6.

11 March 2017, 08:01 AM

Punjab Poll Results 2017: Counting begins for 117 Punjab assembly seats.

11 March 2017, 07:12 AM

Counting of votes will commence at 8 am at 54 centers in 27 locations, an election office spokesman said.

More than 14,000 officials have been deployed at the counting centers, where tight security arrangements have been made to ensure that the exercise is completed peacefully.

Exit polls have predicted a total rout for the ruling SAD-BJP alliance, which is targeting a third term in the state.