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Punjab assembly election 2017: Polling to be held on February 4, vote counting on March 11

The Politically Crucial Assembly Election Will Be Held On February Across The 117 Constituencies In Punjab. The Election Commission Has Decided To Conduct The Polls In Single-phase.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Kanishk Sharma | Updated on: 04 Jan 2017, 02:57:25 PM
Punjab assembly election map.

New Delhi:

The politically crucial assembly election will be held on February 4 across the 117 constituencies in Punjab. The Election Commission has decided to conduct the polls in single-phase.

Chief election commissioner Nasim Zaidi told reporters that the vote counting for the Punjab polls will be held on March 11.

Punjab may witness an interesting contest between the ruling SAD-BJP coalition and their main rival party Congress. However, the Aam Aadmi Party too may stamp its mark on the political arena of the state.

Here is the poll schedule

Date of Notification: Jan 11

Last date of nomination: Jan 18

Last date of scrutiny: Jan 19

Last date of withdrawal of candidates: Jan 21

Election Date: Feb 4

Punjab profile

Ruling party- SAD-BJP coalition

Chief minister- Prakash Singh Badal

Main opposition party- Congress

Total seats- 117

Term ends on- 18 March, 2017

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First Published : 04 Jan 2017, 01:48:00 PM

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