Punjab Election Results 2022 LIVE Updates: Aam Aadmi Party’s chief ministerial candidate in Punjab Bhagwant Singh Mann won the Dhuri seat by a huge margin of more than 45,000 votes in sync with his party’s splendid showing in the state, where it was on track to form the government.
Mann bagged 65,858 votes, defeating his closest rival and Congress MLA Dalvir Singh Goldy, who got 20,767 votes. Shiromani Akali Dal’s Parkash Chand Garg got 5,226 votes, Election Commission of India data showed.
Declared AAP’s Punjab CM face, Mann is contesting from Dhuri, which falls under his home turf Sangrur. He has been pitted against Congress leader Dalvir Singh Goldy- who is a resident of Dhuri and has been dubbing Mann as an ‘outsider’. Interestingly, it was Dalvir Singh Goldy who defeated AAP’s Jasvir Singh Jassi Sekhon by a margin of 2811 votes in the 2017 state polls.
As per the polls, the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP is set to win Punjab with a majority. In the 117-member assembly of Punjab, the P-Marq Exit Poll has projected AAP to win 62-70 seats while INC is to win 23-31 seats. The SAD and the BJP are projected to win 16-24 seats and 1-3 seats respectively. Also, others are projected to win 1-3 seats.
Dhuri went to the polls in Phase 1 of the Punjab Assembly elections 2022 on February 20. The constituency recorded an estimated voter turnout of 77.37% in the 2022 elections. This was 3.86% less compared to the 2017 elections.
(With inputs from agencies)