Punjab Vidhan Sabha

The Punjab Vidhan Sabha (Punjab Legislative Assembly, Punjab Assembly) consists of 117 members and these members are elected for five years. The legislative assembly meets at Vidhan Bhavan, Sector 1, Chandigarh. The current governor of Punjab is VP Singh Badnore, who is a BJP leader from Rajasthan. He took charge in August 2016 and Kaptan Singh Solanki was the governor before him. The speaker of Punjab Vidhan Sabha is Charanjit Singh Atwal and deputy speaker is Dinesh Singh. Shiromani Akali Dal and BJP has a coalition government in Punjab. S. Parkash Singh Badal is Chief Minister of Punjab and Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab is S. Sukhbir Singh Badal.
For the 2017 election dates, check this page : Punjab Election 2017 Dates

List of Congress Candidates for Punjab Assembly 2017

Congress party has released its first list of 61 candidates for the Punjab Vidhan Sabha elections to be held in early 2017. Most of its sitting MLAs are given tickets from their existing constituencies. For the remaining seats the debate is still going on and the final decision is expected within a week. For a list of congress candidates and the sitting MLAs from each constituency, check the page Congress Candidates List for 2017 Punjab Elections.

Punjab Election 2017 Dates

The election commission of India has announced the schedule of assembly elections in Punjab. The voting for the all 117 assembly seats will be held on 4th Feb and the couting of votes will be done on 11th March. The following table has a summary of election dates in Punjab:
Punjab Election 2017 Dates
Sr. No.Election ProcessElection DateWeekday
1Last Date of Nominations18-Jan-2017Wednesday
2Scrutiny of Nominations19-Jan-2017Thursday
3Withdrawal of Candidature21-Jan-2017Saturday
4Polling Date4-Feb-2017Saturday
5Counting and Results11-Mar-2017Saturday
For more details, check the page Punjab Election 2017 Dates.

Punjab Vidhan Sabha Seats

Punjab Vidhan Sabha - 2012 There are total 117 seats in Punjab Vidhan Sabha. The elections for 14th vidhan sabha (legislative assembly) were held on 30 January, 2012 and results were declared on 6 March, 2012. Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) won 56 seats and its coalition partner BJP won 12 seats. With clear majority of 68 seats, SAD-BJP coalition formed government under the leadership of S. Parkash Singh Badal. Congress party could win only 46 seats. You can get more details from the book Punjab Vidhan Sabha 2012 (ਪੰਜਾਬ ਵਿਧਾਨ ਸਭਾ - 2012).

Updates after 2012 Elections

After the 2012 elections, there are following six changes in Punjab assembly:
  1. Dasuya - Amarjit Singh Sahi was the Dasuya MLA elected in 2012. He died in June 2012 and hence the seat got vaccant. His wife, Sukhjit Kaur Sahi of BJP contested the elections held in November 2012 and became MLA.
  2. Moga - In 2012 elections, Joginderpal Jain won as a Congress candidate. Later, he joined SAD and he got re-elected from same constituency in March 2013 by-polls.
  3. Patiala - Captain Amrinder Singh was MLA from Patiala assembly seat. In 2014 he was elected as MP from Amritsar lok sabha seat so he has to resign as MLA and Patiala seat became vaccant. In the by-poll held in August 2014, his wife Preneet Kaur of Congress party was elected as MLA from this seat.
  4. Talwandi Sabo - Jeet Mohinder Singh Sidhu won the 2012 elections as Congress candidate. Then he left the party in 2014 and also resigned as sitting MLA from Talwandi Sabo. In the by-elections held in August 2014, he was a SAD candidate and was elected as MLA from the same seat. Harminder Singh Jassi of Congress was the trailing candidate.
  5. Dhuri - Arvind Khanna of Congress won in 2012 elections and Gobind Singh Longowal was the trailing candidate. He resigned from his seat in 2015 and hence by-elections were held in April 2015. Then Gobind Singh Longowal of SAD became MLA from Dhuri.
  6. Khadoor Sahib - Ramanjit Singh Sikki of Congress was the MLA from Khadoor Sahib election in 2012 elections. He resigned in October 2015. The by-elections were held in Feb 2016 and Ravinder Singh Brahmpura of SAD won this seat.
With these changes, the current number of MLAs of each party is:
SAD = 60
BJP = 12
Congress = 44
Independent = 3

List of MLA in Punjab

Punjab Assembly Directory A list of MLAs of Punjab with constituency number, name of assembly constituency and district is presented here. The list is according to the assembly elections held in 2012 and regularly updated with the changes thereafter. For a list of all MLAs of Punjab selected since independence, you can check the book Electoral Constituencies and Political Leaders of Punjab (ਪੰਜਾਬ ਦੇ ਚੋਣ ਹਲਕੇ ਅਤੇ ਰਾਜਸੀ ਆਗੂ). This book contains information about all the electoral constituencies in Punjab. It also contains brief details about the elected M.L.A.s, M.P.s in the history of Punjab. It also throws some light on the Political Families of Punjab.

List of MLAs in Punjab:
Const. No. Constituency Winning Candidate Party District
1 Sujanpur Dinesh Singh Babu BJP Pathankot
2 Bhoa Seema Kumari BJP Pathankot
3 Pathankot Ashvani Kumar Sharma BJP Pathankot
4 Gurdaspur Gurbachan Singh Babbehali SAD Gurdaspur
5 Dina Nagar Aruna Chaudhary Congress Gurdaspur
6 Qadian Charanjit Kaur Bajwa Congress Gurdaspur
7 Batala Ashwani Sekhri Congress Gurdaspur
8 Sri Hargobindpur Des Raj Dhugga SAD Gurdaspur
9 Fatehgarh Churian Tripat Rajinder Singh Bajwa Congress Gurdaspur
10 Dera Baba Nanak Sukhjinder Singh Randawa Congress Gurdaspur
11 Ajnala Amarpal Singh 'Bony' Ajnala SAD Amritsar
12 Raja Sansi Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria Congress Amritsar
13 Majitha Bikram Singh Majithia SAD Amritsar
14 Jandiala Guru Baljit Singh Jalal Usma SAD Amritsar
15 Amritsar North Anil Joshi BJP Amritsar
16 Amritsar West Dr. Raj Kumar Verka Congress Amritsar
17 Amritsar Central Om Parkash Soni Congress Amritsar
18 Amritsar East Navjot Kaur Sidhu BJP Amritsar
19 Amritsar South Inderbir Singh Bularia SAD Amritsar
20 Attari Gulzar Singh Ranike SAD Amritsar
21 Tarn Taran Harmeet Singh Sandhu SAD Tarn Taran
22 Khem Karan Virsa Singh Valtoha SAD Tarn Taran
23 Patti Adesh Pratap Singh Kairon SAD Tarn Taran
24 Khadur Sahib Ravinder Singh Brahmpura SAD Tarn Taran
25 Baba Bakala Manjit Singh Mianwind SAD Amritsar
26 Bholath Jagir Kaur SAD Kapurthala
27 Kapurthala Rana Gurjit Singh Congress Kapurthala
28 Sultanpur Lodhi Navtej Singh Cheema Congress Kapurthala
29 Phagwara Som Parkash BJP Kapurthala
30 Phillaur Avinash Chander SAD Jalandhar
31 Nakodar Gurpartap Singh Wadala SAD Jalandhar
32 Shahkot Ajit Singh Kohar SAD Jalandhar
33 Kartarpur Sarwan Singh Phillaur SAD Jalandhar
34 Jalandhar West Chunni Lal Bhagat BJP Jalandhar
35 Jalandhar Central Manoranjan Kalia BJP Jalandhar
36 Jalandhar North K.D. Bhandari BJP Jalandhar
37 Jalandhar Cantt Pargat Singh SAD Jalandhar
38 Adampur Pawan Kumar Tinu SAD Jalandhar
39 Mukerian Rajneesh Kumar Babbi Independent Hoshiarpur
40 Dasuya Sukhjit Kaur Sahi BJP Hoshiarpur
41 Urmar Sangat Singh Gilzian Congress Hoshiarpur
42 Sham Chaurasi Mohinder Kaur Josh SAD Hoshiarpur
43 Hoshiarpur Sunder Sham Arora Congress Hoshiarpur
44 Chabbewal Sohan Singh Thandal SAD Hoshiarpur
45 Garhshankar Surinder Singh Bhulewal Rathan SAD Hoshiarpur
46 Banga Tarlochan Singh Congress Nawanshahr
47 Nawanshahr Guriqbal Kaur Babli Congress Nawanshahr
48 Balachaur Nand Lal Chaudhary SAD Nawanshahr
49 Anandpur Sahib Madan Mohan Mittal BJP Rup Nagar
50 Rup Nagar Daljit Singh Cheema SAD Rup Nagar
51 Chamkaur Sahib Charanjit Singh Channi Congress Rup Nagar
52 Kharar Jagmohan Singh Kang Congress S.A.S. Nagar
53 S.A.S. Nagar Balbir Singh Sidhu Congress S.A.S. Nagar
54 Bassi Pathana Nirmal Singh SAD Fatehgarh Sahib
55 Fatehgarh Sahib Kuljit Singh Nagra Congress Fatehgarh Sahib
56 Amloh Randeep Singh Nabha Congress Fatehgarh Sahib
57 Khanna Gurkirat Singh Kotli Congress Ludhiana
58 Samrala Amrik Singh Dhillon Congress Ludhiana
59 Sahnewal Sharanjit Singh Dhillon SAD Ludhiana
60 Ludhiana East Ranjit Singh Dhillon SAD Ludhiana
61 Ludhiana South Balwinder Singh Bains Independent Ludhiana
62 Atam Nagar Simarjit Singh Bains Independent Ludhiana
63 Ludhiana Central Surinder Kumar Dabar Congress Ludhiana
64 Ludhiana West Bharat Bhushan Ashu Congress Ludhiana
65 Ludhiana North Rakesh Kumar Pandey Congress Ludhiana
66 Gill Darshan Singh Shivalik SAD Ludhiana
67 Payal Charanjit Singh Atwal SAD Ludhiana
68 Dakha Manpreet Singh Ayali SAD Ludhiana
69 Raikot Gurcharan Singh Boparai Congress Ludhiana
70 Jagraon Shiv Ram Kaler SAD Ludhiana
71 Nihal Singh Wala Rajwinder Kaur Bhagike SAD Moga
72 Bagha Purana Maheshinder Singh SAD Moga
73 Moga Joginderpal Jain SAD Moga
74 Dharamkot Tota Singh SAD Moga
75 Zira Hari Singh Zira SAD Firozpur
76 Firozpur Parminder Singh Pinki Congress Firozpur
77 Firozpur Rural Joginder Singh Jindu SAD Firozpur
78 Guru Har Sahai Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi Congress Firozpur
79 Jalalabad Sukhbir Singh Badal SAD Fazilka
80 Fazilka Surjit Kumar Jiyani BJP Fazilka
81 Abohar Sunil Kumar Jakhar Congress Fazilka
82 Balluana Gurtej Singh Ghuriana SAD Fazilka
83 Lambi Parkash Singh Badal SAD Muktsar
84 Gidderbaha Amrinder Singh Raja Waringh Congress Muktsar
85 Malout Harpreet Singh Kotbhai SAD Muktsar
86 Muktsar Karan Kaur Brar Congress Muktsar
87 Faridkot Deep Malhotra SAD Faridkot
88 Kot Kapura Mantaar Singh Brar SAD Faridkot
89 Jaito Joginder Singh Panjgraian Congress Faridkot
90 Rampura Phul Sikander Singh Maluka SAD Bathinda
91 Bhucho Mandi Ajaib Singh Bhatti Congress Bathinda
92 Bathinda Sarup Chand Singla SAD Bathinda
93 Bathinda Rural Darshan Singh Kotfatta SAD Bathinda
94 Talwandi Sabo Jeet Mohinder Singh Sidhu SAD Bathinda
95 Maur Janmeja Singh Sekhon SAD Bathinda
96 Mansa Prem Mittal SAD Mansa
97 Sardulgarh Ajit Inder Singh Mofar Congress Mansa
98 Budhlada Chetan S. Singh SAD Mansa
99 Lehra Rajinder Kaur Bhattal Congress Sangrur
100 Dirba Balbir Singh Ghunas SAD Sangrur
101 Sunam Parminder Singh Dhindsa SAD Sangrur
102 Bhadaur Mohammad Sadiq Congress Barnala
103 Barnala Kewal Singh Dhillon Congress Barnala
104 Mehal Kalan Harchand Kaur Congress Barnala
105 Malerkotla Farzana Alam SAD Sangrur
106 Amargarh Iqbal Singh Jhundan SAD Sangrur
107 Dhuri Gobind Singh Longowal SAD Sangrur
108 Sangrur Parkash Chand Garg SAD Sangrur
109 Nabha Sadhu Singh Dharamsot Congress Patiala
110 Patiala Rural Brahm Mohindra Congress Patiala
111 Rajpura Hardial Singh Kamboj Congress Patiala
112 Dera Bassi N.K. Sharma SAD S.A.S. Nagar
113 Ghanaur Harpreet Kaur Mukhmailpur SAD Patiala
114 Sanaur Lal Singh Congress Patiala
115 Patiala Preneet Kaur Congress Patiala
116 Samana Surjit Singh Rakhra SAD Patiala
117 Shutrana Vaninder Kaur Loomba SAD Patiala

List of SAD MLA in Punjab

A list of all SAD (Shiromani Akali Dal) MLAs is given below:
  1. Gurbachan Singh Babbehali elected from Gurdaspur constituency in Gurdaspur district.
  2. Des Raj Dhugga elected from Sri Hargobindpur constituency in Gurdaspur district.
  3. Amarpal Singh 'Bony' Ajnala elected from Ajnala constituency in Amritsar district.
  4. Bikram Singh Majithia elected from Majitha constituency in Amritsar district.
  5. Baljit Singh Jalal Usma elected from Jandiala Guru constituency in Amritsar district.
  6. Inderbir Singh Bularia elected from Amritsar South constituency in Amritsar district.
  7. Gulzar Singh Ranike elected from Attari constituency in Amritsar district.
  8. Harmeet Singh Sandhu elected from Tarn Taran constituency in Tarn Taran district.
  9. Virsa Singh Valtoha elected from Khem Karan constituency in Tarn Taran district.
  10. Adesh Pratap Singh Kairon elected from Patti constituency in Tarn Taran district.
  11. Ravinder Singh Brahmpura elected from Khadur Sahib constituency in Tarn Taran district.
  12. Manjit Singh Mianwind elected from Baba Bakala constituency in Amritsar district.
  13. Jagir Kaur elected from Bholath constituency in Kapurthala district.
  14. Avinash Chander elected from Phillaur constituency in Jalandhar district.
  15. Gurpartap Singh Wadala elected from Nakodar constituency in Jalandhar district.
  16. Ajit Singh Kohar elected from Shahkot constituency in Jalandhar district.
  17. Sarwan Singh Phillaur elected from Kartarpur constituency in Jalandhar district.
  18. Pargat Singh elected from Jalandhar Cantt constituency in Jalandhar district.
  19. Pawan Kumar Tinu elected from Adampur constituency in Jalandhar district.
  20. Mohinder Kaur Josh elected from Sham Chaurasi constituency in Hoshiarpur district.
  21. Sohan Singh Thandal elected from Chabbewal constituency in Hoshiarpur district.
  22. Surinder Singh Bhulewal Rathan elected from Garhshankar constituency in Hoshiarpur district.
  23. Nand Lal Chaudhary elected from Balachaur constituency in Nawanshahr district.
  24. Daljit Singh Cheema elected from Rup Nagar constituency in Rup Nagar district.
  25. Nirmal Singh elected from Bassi Pathana constituency in Fatehgarh Sahib district.
  26. Sharanjit Singh Dhillon elected from Sahnewal constituency in Ludhiana district.
  27. Ranjit Singh Dhillon elected from Ludhiana East constituency in Ludhiana district.
  28. Darshan Singh Shivalik elected from Gill constituency in Ludhiana district.
  29. Charanjit Singh Atwal elected from Payal constituency in Ludhiana district.
  30. Manpreet Singh Ayali elected from Dakha constituency in Ludhiana district.
  31. Shiv Ram Kaler elected from Jagraon constituency in Ludhiana district.
  32. Rajwinder Kaur Bhagike elected from Nihal Singh Wala constituency in Moga district.
  33. Maheshinder Singh elected from Bagha Purana constituency in Moga district.
  34. Joginderpal Jain elected from Moga constituency in Moga district.
  35. Tota Singh elected from Dharamkot constituency in Moga district.
  36. Hari Singh Zira elected from Zira constituency in Firozpur district.
  37. Joginder Singh Jindu elected from Firozpur Rural constituency in Firozpur district.
  38. Sukhbir Singh Badal elected from Jalalabad constituency in Fazilka district.
  39. Gurtej Singh Ghuriana elected from Balluana constituency in Fazilka district.
  40. Parkash Singh Badal elected from Lambi constituency in Muktsar district.
  41. Harpreet Singh Kotbhai elected from Malout constituency in Muktsar district.
  42. Deep Malhotra elected from Faridkot constituency in Faridkot district.
  43. Mantaar Singh Brar elected from Kot Kapura constituency in Faridkot district.
  44. Sikander Singh Maluka elected from Rampura Phul constituency in Bathinda district.
  45. Sarup Chand Singla elected from Bathinda constituency in Bathinda district.
  46. Darshan Singh Kotfatta elected from Bathinda Rural constituency in Bathinda district.
  47. Jeet Mohinder Singh Sidhu elected from Talwandi Sabo constituency in Bathinda district.
  48. Janmeja Singh Sekhon elected from Maur constituency in Bathinda district.
  49. Prem Mittal elected from Mansa constituency in Mansa district.
  50. Chetan S. Singh elected from Budhlada constituency in Mansa district.
  51. Balbir Singh Ghunas elected from Dirba constituency in Sangrur district.
  52. Parminder Singh Dhindsa elected from Sunam constituency in Sangrur district.
  53. Farzana Alam elected from Malerkotla constituency in Sangrur district.
  54. Iqbal Singh Jhundan elected from Amargarh constituency in Sangrur district.
  55. Gobind Singh Longowal elected from Dhuri constituency in Sangrur district.
  56. Parkash Chand Garg elected from Sangrur constituency in Sangrur district.
  57. N.K. Sharma elected from Dera Bassi constituency in S.A.S. Nagar district.
  58. Harpreet Kaur Mukhmailpur elected from Ghanaur constituency in Patiala district.
  59. Surjit Singh Rakhra elected from Samana constituency in Patiala district.
  60. Vaninder Kaur Loomba elected from Shutrana constituency in Patiala district.

List of BJP MLA in Punjab

A list of all BJP MLAs is given below:
  1. Dinesh Singh Babu is elected from Sujanpur seat, located in Pathankot district.
  2. Seema Kumari is elected from Bhoa seat, located in Pathankot district.
  3. Ashvani Kumar Sharma is elected from Pathankot seat, located in Pathankot district.
  4. Anil Joshi is elected from Amritsar North seat, located in Amritsar district.
  5. Navjot Kaur Sidhu is elected from Amritsar East seat, located in Amritsar district.
  6. Som Parkash is elected from Phagwara seat, located in Kapurthala district.
  7. Chunni Lal Bhagat is elected from Jalandhar West seat, located in Jalandhar district.
  8. Manoranjan Kalia is elected from Jalandhar Central seat, located in Jalandhar district.
  9. K.D. Bhandari is elected from Jalandhar North seat, located in Jalandhar district.
  10. Sukhjit Kaur Sahi is elected from Dasuya seat, located in Hoshiarpur district.
  11. Madan Mohan Mittal is elected from Anandpur Sahib seat, located in Rup Nagar district.
  12. Surjit Kumar Jiyani is elected from Fazilka seat, located in Fazilka district.

List of Congress MLA in Punjab

A list of all Congress MLAs in Punjab is given below:
  1. Aruna Chaudhary elected from Dina Nagar constituency in Gurdaspur district.
  2. Charanjit Kaur Bajwa elected from Qadian constituency in Gurdaspur district.
  3. Ashwani Sekhri elected from Batala constituency in Gurdaspur district.
  4. Tripat Rajinder Singh Bajwa elected from Fatehgarh Churian constituency in Gurdaspur district.
  5. Sukhjinder Singh Randawa elected from Dera Baba Nanak constituency in Gurdaspur district.
  6. Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria elected from Raja Sansi constituency in Amritsar district.
  7. Dr. Raj Kumar Verka elected from Amritsar West constituency in Amritsar district.
  8. Om Parkash Soni elected from Amritsar Central constituency in Amritsar district.
  9. Rana Gurjit Singh elected from Kapurthala constituency in Kapurthala district.
  10. Navtej Singh Cheema elected from Sultanpur Lodhi constituency in Kapurthala district.
  11. Sangat Singh Gilzian elected from Urmar constituency in Hoshiarpur district.
  12. Sunder Sham Arora elected from Hoshiarpur constituency in Hoshiarpur district.
  13. Tarlochan Singh elected from Banga constituency in Nawanshahr district.
  14. Guriqbal Kaur Babli elected from Nawanshahr constituency in Nawanshahr district.
  15. Charanjit Singh Channi elected from Chamkaur Sahib constituency in Rup Nagar district.
  16. Jagmohan Singh Kang elected from Kharar constituency in S.A.S. Nagar district.
  17. Balbir Singh Sidhu elected from S.A.S. Nagar constituency in S.A.S. Nagar district.
  18. Kuljit Singh Nagra elected from Fatehgarh Sahib constituency in Fatehgarh Sahib district.
  19. Randeep Singh Nabha elected from Amloh constituency in Fatehgarh Sahib district.
  20. Gurkirat Singh Kotli elected from Khanna constituency in Ludhiana district.
  21. Amrik Singh Dhillon elected from Samrala constituency in Ludhiana district.
  22. Surinder Kumar Dabar elected from Ludhiana Central constituency in Ludhiana district.
  23. Bharat Bhushan Ashu elected from Ludhiana West constituency in Ludhiana district.
  24. Rakesh Kumar Pandey elected from Ludhiana North constituency in Ludhiana district.
  25. Gurcharan Singh Boparai elected from Raikot constituency in Ludhiana district.
  26. Parminder Singh Pinki elected from Firozpur constituency in Firozpur district.
  27. Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi elected from Guru Har Sahai constituency in Firozpur district.
  28. Sunil Kumar Jakhar elected from Abohar constituency in Fazilka district.
  29. Amrinder Singh Raja Waringh elected from Gidderbaha constituency in Muktsar district.
  30. Karan Kaur Brar elected from Muktsar constituency in Muktsar district.
  31. Joginder Singh Panjgraian elected from Jaito constituency in Faridkot district.
  32. Ajaib Singh Bhatti elected from Bhucho Mandi constituency in Bathinda district.
  33. Ajit Inder Singh Mofar elected from Sardulgarh constituency in Mansa district.
  34. Rajinder Kaur Bhattal elected from Lehra constituency in Sangrur district.
  35. Mohammad Sadiq elected from Bhadaur constituency in Barnala district.
  36. Kewal Singh Dhillon elected from Barnala constituency in Barnala district.
  37. Harchand Kaur elected from Mehal Kalan constituency in Barnala district.
  38. Sadhu Singh Dharamsot elected from Nabha constituency in Patiala district.
  39. Brahm Mohindra elected from Patiala Rural constituency in Patiala district.
  40. Hardial Singh Kamboj elected from Rajpura constituency in Patiala district.
  41. Lal Singh elected from Sanaur constituency in Patiala district.
  42. Preneet Kaur elected from Patiala constituency in Patiala district.

List of Independent MLA in Punjab

A list of all Independent MLAs is given below:
  1. Rajneesh Kumar Babbi (Independent) elected from Mukerian constituency in Hoshiarpur district.
  2. Balwinder Singh Bains (Independent) elected from Ludhiana South constituency in Ludhiana district.
  3. Simarjit Singh Bains (Independent) elected from Atam Nagar constituency in Ludhiana district.

Some important questions:
Question - Who is the current speaker of Punjab Vidhan Sabha?
S. Charanjit Singh Atwal is the current speaker. He is MLA from Payal constituency of Ludhiana district.
Question - In the independent India, when was the first elections of Punjab Assembly held?
The first elections were held in 1952.
Question - Who was the first speaker?
Kapur Singh was the first speaker. He was the speaker from 1947 to 1951.