Assembly elections for the 114 seats in Punjab was held on February 4, the Election Commission has announced that the results of the primarily three-cornered contest between the ruling Akali-BJP combine, the Aam Aadmi Party or AAP and the Congress, will be announced on March 11th, 2017.
In the 2012 assembly elections, in which the ruling combine had been returned to power for a second consecutive term, the Akalis had won 56 seats, the BJP 12. This time, the alliance faces a challenge from Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party, which had won 4 seats in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
Akali Dal: 56 seats, 34.7% voteshare
Congress: 46 seats; 40% voteshare
BJP: 12 seats; 7% voteshare
Others: 3 seats
Akali Dal: 4 seats , 20% voteshare
BJP: 2 seats, 8.7% voteshare
AAP : 4 seats, 30% voteshare
Congress: 3 seats, 33% voteshare