Punjab Election 2015



The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal and the opposition Congress Monday won one seat each in the by-election to two assembly seats in Punjab. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) faced a rout on both seats.

Punjab by-election News

Congress candidate and former union minister Preneet Kaur won the by-election on the Patiala assembly seat, defeating her rival Bhagwan Dass Juneja of the ruling Akali Dal by over 23,200 votes.

Preneet Kaur is the wife of former chief minister Amarinder Singh, who had quit the seat recently after being elected to the Lok Sabha from the Amritsar parliamentary constituency.

Akali Dal candidate Jeet Mohinder Singh won the Talwandi Sabo assembly seat in Punjab by over 46,600 votes. He defeated his nearest rival, Harminder Singh Jassi of the Congress.

Jeet Mohinder had quit the Congress earlier this year to join the Akali Dal. The Talwandi Sabo seat, located in Bathinda district of south-west Punjab, fell vacant as he resigned from there before joining the Akali Dal. He was elected on a Congress ticket from the same seat in the January 2012 assembly poll.

The Talwandi Sabo seat has come to the Akali Dal fold after 29 years.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which won the Patiala Lok Sabha seat May this year, lost its security deposit on the Patiala seat. The party candidate fared poorly in Talwandi Sabo also.

The AAP had won the Patiala seat May this year with its candidate Dharamvira Gandhi, a cardiologist, defeating three-time MP Preneet Kaur by over 20,000 votes.

 

 

Punjab Lok Sabha Constituencies and Results 2015

There are thirteen Lok Sabha constituencies in Punjab. Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur , Fatehgarh Sahib, Faridkot are the reserved constituencies for the Schedule Caste




Name of Constituencies Winner Patry
Gurdaspur Vinod Khanna BJP
Amritsar Amarinder Singh CONG
Khadoor Sahib Sh Ranjit Singh SAD
Jalandhar Sh Santokh Singh Choudhary CONG
Hoshiarpur Sh Vijay Sampla BJP
Anandpur Sahib Sh Prem Singh Chandumajra SAD
Ludhiana Ravneet Singh Bittu CONG
Fatehgarh Sahib Sh Harinder Singh Khalsa AAP
Faridkot Prof Sadhu Singh AAP
Firozpur Sh Sher Singh Ghubaya SAD
Bathinda Harsimrat Kaur Badal SAD
Sangrur Bhagwant Mann AAP
Patiala Dr Dharam Vira Gandhi AAP



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Elections News in Punjab

Punjab on high alert amid rumours of Pakistani Army build-up

    Updated On : Sep 30,2016   6:40 pm
Chandigarh, Sep 30 (IANS) Punjab remained on high alert and evacuation from villages along the international border with Pakistan continued on Friday while a number of rumours on the Pakistan Army's build-up did rounds on social media despite authorities urging people not to panic as no such situation was reported. View More..

Nation-wide alert sounded after Rajnath reviews security, states issued advisory

    Updated On : Sep 30,2016   6:40 pm
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) In view of intelligence inputs that some Pakistan-based terror groups may carry out attacks in various parts of the country, the central government on Friday issued a nation-wide alert and directed states to heighten vigil to foil any such attempts. View More..

People need to be educated about n-power benefits: Minister

    Updated On : Sep 30,2016   6:04 pm
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) The Indian public needs to be educated about the benefits of nuclear power so as to facilitate wider diffusion of this clean, non-fossil based energy, particularly in north India, the government said on Monday. View More..

Rajnath reviews national security, suggests 'high alert'

    Updated On : Sep 30,2016   3:08 pm
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday reviewed the security situation in the country, particularly along the border with Pakistan in states like Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir, and directed central security organisations to be on high alert. View More..

Somesh Sharma elected INS President

    Updated On : Sep 30,2016   3:06 pm
Bengaluru, Sep 30 (IANS) Somesh Sharma of Rashtradoot Saptahik was on Friday elected President of The Indian Newspaper Society (INS) for 2016-17. View More..

Shiv Sena praises army strike, says 'crush the snake'

    Updated On : Sep 30,2016   2:38 pm
Mumbai, Sep 30 (IANS) Praising the Indian Army's surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, the Shiv Sena on Friday said the next step is to "crush the (Pakistani) snake totally, so that it never raises its hood again against India". View More..

Rajnath Singh meets CISF, NSG chiefs to review situation

    Updated On : Sep 30,2016   11:48 am
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday held separate meetings with the chiefs of important central security forces including National Security Guard (NSG) and Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). View More..

It's not war yet, but Punjab border villages face war-like situation

    Updated On : Sep 30,2016   10:48 am
Amritsar, Sep 30 (IANS) There has been no gunfire, no alert sirens and no fighter jets dropping bombs. It is not war time yet but tens of thousands of villagers in Punjab's border belt with Pakistan are already experiencing a war-like situation. View More..

Indian Army, IAF on high alert in Punjab

    Updated On : Sep 30,2016   10:14 am
Chandigarh, Sep 30 (IANS) The Indian Army, the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Border Security Force (BSF) were put on high alert in Punjab and neighbouring states to counter any escalation of the situation following the surgical strike across the Line of Control (LoC), sources said on Friday. View More..

9 pilgrims killed in Haryana accident

    Updated On : Sep 30,2016   10:10 am
Chandigarh, Sep 30 (IANS) At least nine pilgrims were killed and 14 others were injured when their vehicle collided with a truck in Haryana, nearly 275 km from here, police said on Friday. View More..

Panic, silence, mismanagement in Punjab border villages

    Updated On : Sep 30,2016   8:44 am
Chandigarh, Sep 30 (IANS) Anxious villagers on Friday continued to move out of their villages in Punjab which shares the International Border (IB) with Pakistan as panic gripped the area regarding a possible strike by Islamabad in the wake of the surgical strikes carried out by the Indian Army across the Line of Control (LoC). View More..

India hits terror launch pads across LoC, Pakistan denies it all (Intro Roundup)

    Updated On : Sep 29,2016   10:40 pm
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Eleven days after a terror attack killed 18 soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir, India carried out "surgical strikes" on terrorist launch pads across the Line of Control, inflicting massive casualties and dramatically heightening tensions in the region. View More..

Congress, other opposition parties hail 'surgical strikes'

    Updated On : Sep 29,2016   9:50 pm
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Setting aside political differences, most opposition political parties, including the Congress and the Left, on Thursday backed the Narendra Modi government on the 'surgical strikes' across the Line of Control (LoC). View More..

Punjab Cabinet hails army operation, PM Modi

    Updated On : Sep 29,2016   9:30 pm
Chandigarh, Sep 29 (IANS) The Punjab Cabinet on Thursday hailed the "apt, timely and effective surgical operations undertaken by the Indian Army across the Line of Control in Kashmir" against terrorists and those providing them support. View More..

AAP launches Helpline for border villagers in Punjab

    Updated On : Sep 29,2016   9:14 pm
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) The AAP on Thursday said it had launched a 24-hour Helpline for people in Punjab in areas bordering Pakistan and urged party activists to help their evacuation from these areas. View More..

Nearly 1,000 Punjab villages being evacuated; CM congratulates Modi

    Updated On : Sep 29,2016   8:52 pm
Chandigarh, Sep 29 (IANS) Residents of nearly 1,000 villages in Punjab districts bordering Pakistan are being evacuated following escalation of tension between India and Pakistan in the wake of surgical strikes by the Indian Army across the LoC. View More..

Delhi HC seeks reply from nearby states on crop stubble burning

    Updated On : Sep 29,2016   8:38 pm
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday directed Resident Commissioners of four neighbouring states to file their response on the issue of burning of crop stubble, which spikes air pollution in the capital every year during October-November. View More..

Punjab gets largest solar power plant in Mansa

    Updated On : Sep 29,2016   8:26 pm
Mansa (Punjab), Sep 29 (IANS) The largest single location solar power plant with a capacity of 31.5 MW was inaugurated in Punjab's Mansa district on Thursday. View More..

India hits terror launch pads across LoC, Pakistan denies it all (Roundup)

    Updated On : Sep 29,2016   8:18 pm
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Eleven days after a terror attack killed 18 soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir, India carried out "surgical strikes" on terrorist launch pads across the Line of Control, inflicting massive casualties and dramatically heightening tensions in the region. View More..

Congress, other opposition parties hail 'surgical strikes'

    Updated On : Sep 29,2016   7:14 pm
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) The Congress and other opposition parties, including the CPI-M, JD-U and NCP, on Thursday backed the Narendra Modi government and the army on the 'surgical strikes' across the Line of Control (LoC). View More..