Punjab Election Result 2022: Congress' Navjot Sidhu loses Amritsar East seat to AAP's Jeevanjyot Kaur
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which is all set to form the next government in Punjab, has won the crucial Amritsar East seat.
After Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi faced defeat on both of his seats, Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu has lost from Amritsar East by a margin of 6,750 votes, according to the Election Commission.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which is all set to form the next government in Punjab, has won the crucial Amritsar East seat. AAP's Jeevan Jyot Kaur secured 39520 votes against Sidhu's 32807 ballots.
Kaur scripted a lead by winning 36.74 vote share, followed by Sidhu who bagged 30.49 vote share. While Shiromani Akali Dal's Bikram Singh Majithia was decimated in the Amritsar East seat by a margin of 14,408 votes.
While Sidhu's colleague and Congress' CM candidate, Charanjit Singh Channi has lost both Chamkaur Sahib and Bhadaur seats to AAP. Channi has been an MLA from Chamkaur Sahib for three terms since 2007. In Bhadaur, AAP's Labh Singh Ugoke defeated Channi, while in Chamkaur Sahib, Channi lost to Aam Aadmi Party's Charanjit Singh, with a margin of over 7000 seats.
Meanwhile, AAP CM candidate from Dhuri, Bhagwant Mann has won with a margin of 58,206 votes. Addressing a gathering in Sangrur, Mann said, "I will take oath as the CM in Bhagat Singh's village Khatkarkalan, not at the Raj Bhawan."
As per latest update, AAP has won 45 seats in Punjab and is leading in 47, while Congress has bagged 4 seats and is ahead in 14. SAD has managed to win one seat so far and is ahead in 2 seats.
Counting to 117-member Punjab Assembly is underway amid tight security arrangements. Punjab had voted in a single phase on February 20.