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.

Punjab Election 2017 Results

The voting for assembly elections in Punjab was held on 4th Feb and now everyone is eagerly awaiting for the results of 2017 Punjab elections. The couting of votes will be done on 11th March and the election results are expected on the same day. Do you know who will win in Punjab? Do you think SAD + BJP will strike a hatrick and again perform the govt in the state? Will Congress party come to power in the state or the new entrant AAP will surprise by winning majority seats? Lets wait till 11th March when the results are announced and all these questions will be answered.

Voting Percentage in Punjab: According to latest information available through Election Commission, 1.54 crore voters out of total 1.99 crore voters of the state turned up to cast their vote. In terms of percentage, the final figure of voting percentage in Punjab is 77.4%. The highest poll percentage of 87.34% is recorded in Mansa district, followed by 85.25% in Muktsar district. The lowest turnout of voters was at Mohali district where only 71.97% people came to polling booths.

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
In the coming elections, the contest is mainly between three parties - 1. The ruling alliance SAD + BJP, 2. Their traditional rival Indian National Congress and 3. Aam Aadmy Party (AAP) which is contesting Punjab Assembly elections for first time, but it has sent four members to parliament from Punjab in 2014 lok sabha elections and is ruling party in Delhi assembly.
The total number of parties in this elections is more than 50. However only 16 parties are contesting from more than 10 seats and abount ten parties are contesting from only 1 seat each. Out of the total 1145 candidates in fray, 298 contestants are independent. 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 = 42
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

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.