1. Dakha constituency Assembly election winner 2017

Dakha constituency Assembly election winner 2017

Dakha is the constituency No. 68 of Punjab Legislative Assembly.

By: | New Delhi | Published: March 11, 2017 9:18 AM
hs Phoolka, hs phoolka, hs phoolka dakha seat, HS Phoolka, who is seen as party’s potential CM candidate by many, is contesting from this seat. (Reuters)

Dakha is the constituency No. 68 of Punjab Legislative Assembly. Aam Aadmi Party’s HS Phoolka, who is seen as party’s potential CM candidate by many, is contesting from this seat. Phoolka is taking on SAD sitting MLA Manpreet Singh Ayali and Congress’ Major Singh Bhaini from this seat. Phoolka has been fighting 1984 sikh riots cases in Delhi for the past 30 years. The senior AAP leader contested 2014 Lok Sabha polls but lost narrowly from Ludhiana seat. However, he was in the first list of candidates declared by AAP in August to contest from an assembly seat in Dakha constituency which falls under Ludhiana Lok Sabha seat. 60-year-old Phoolka is dark horse CM candidat for Aam Aadmi Party.  The state of Punjab has 117 assembly constituencies across 13 Lok Sabha seats. Dakha assembly constituency is situated in Ludhiana district in central Punjab. It is an unreserved constituency.

Who all are contesting: 

BSP    Jaswinder Singh
AAP    Harvinder Singh Phoolka
INC    Major Singh Bhaini
IND    Manpreet Singh Akali
JKNPP    Gursharan Singh Jassal
SAD    Manpreet Singh Ayali
APP    Kulwant Singh
SAD(M)    Joginder Singh
DSP    Tarsem Jodhan

Who won the election last time:

In the last Punjab assembly elections held in 2012, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) won this constituency by 16,388 votes. Manpreet Singh Ayali, the winning Shiromani Akali Dal candidate, got 72,208 votes. The runner-up was Jasbir Singh Khangura of Congress who got 55,820 votes. The voter turnout was a good 84.41 %.

Number of Voters

As per Election Commission of India data, Dakha assembly constituency has 1,63,910 registered voters. Out of total, 86,776 are male, while 77,134 are female registered voters.

Punjab Elections 2017

Punjab, which went to the polls on February 4, has emerged as much of a high-stake elections for BJP and Congress as Uttar Pradesh. The state this time has seen the entry of Aam Aadmi Party, which, going by its past records could be a dangerous addition for all the traditional players. If BJP-Akali Dal alliance win, it would be seen as result of Narendra Modi’s efforts. However, BJP-SAD defeat would be attributed more to Badal’s misrule. The state has seen an endemic drug problem over the past decade, growing unemployment – the core issues on which Congress and AAP have been cornering SAD.

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