LIVE: Punjab Election Results 2022

 
As the Congress led by Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi is eyeing a second consecutive term in power, the big challenger is Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
The BJP fought the election in alliance with the Punjab Lok Congress, founded by former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh after his dramatic exit from Congress over power tussle with state party chief Navjot Singh Sidhu.
Charanjit Singh Channi, who was the Congress' chief minister pick after Amarinder Singh's exit, was projected as a candidate for the top post. He is also the party's Dalit Sikh face. The Congress had won the 2017 election with 77 seats.
The Aam Aadmi Party, which finished second in the 2017 election winning 20 seats, had proposed Bhagwant Mann as its chief ministerial face following what it called a 'televote'.
Meanwhile, the Shiromani Akali Dal has tied up with Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party after it cut ties with the BJP over the now-scrapped farm laws. The Akali Dal-BJP alliance had won 18 seats in the previous election.
Akali Dal's Bikram Singh Majithia, who is facing a drugs case, contested against Congress' Navjot Sidhu in Amritsar East constituency in what was likely the only high-profile clash in the state this year. Meanwhile, Charanjit Singh Channi contested from Chamkaur Saheb. Amarinder Singh fought the election from Patiala Urban.
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