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 Banwarilal Purohit, a senior BJP leader from Madhya Pradesh, who took charge in August 2021.
Capt. Amarinder Singh is the current Chief Minister of Punjab. In the last assembly elections held in 2017, Congress party won 77 seats out of the total 117 seats of Punjab Vidhan Sabha and formed the govt under the leadership of Captain Amarinder Singh. He was the CM of Punjab from 2002 to 2007 also and it is his second term. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is the main opposition party in the state and H.S. Phoolka of APP (MLA from Dakha, Ludhiana) is the leader of opposition. For a list of newly elected MLAs, jump to the section: Punjab MLA List. Also check the list of cabinet ministers in Punjab.
The speaker of Punjab Vidhan Sabha is Rana Kanwar Pal Singh (Rana K.P. Singh), who belongs to ruling Congress party and is an MLA from Anandpur Sahib constituency. Ajaib Singh Bhatti, the MLA from Malout constituency, is the deputy speaker.

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 MLAs 2017 Highlights

Here are some highlights from the list of newly elections MLAs of Punjab:
  • Captain Amrinder Singh has won the elections with the highest margin. He won the elections from Patiala urban and defeated his nearest opponent Dr. Balbir Singh of AAP with a margin of 52407 votes.
  • Navjot Singh Sidhu, again from Congress party, is the MLA who won with second highest margin. He became MLA from Amritsar East by winning with a margin of 42809 votes and Rajesh Honey of BJP was the trailing candidate.
  • Davinder Singh Ghubaya, the new MLA from Fazilka, won the elections with the lowest margin of 265 votes. He is also the youngest MLA in the current assembly.
  • Some well known leaders of ruling Congress party who lost in these elections are - Sunil Jakhar (Abohar), Rajinder Kaur Bhattal (Lehra), Kewal Singh Dhillon (Barnala), Ashwani Sekhri (Batala).
  • The bigwigs who have to bite the dust and even lost their security deposit are - Gen JJ Singh (SAD, Patiala), Himmat Singh Shergill (AAP, Majitha), Sucha Singh Chottepur (APP, Gurdaspur).

Punjab Vidhan Sabha Seats

There are total 117 Vidhan Sabha seats in Punjab. The voting for the 15th Vidhan Sabha (legislative assembly) elections in Punjab was held on 4th Feb 2017 and counting was done on March 11, 2017. In these elections, Congress party got a clear majority by winning 77 seats and now is set to form the government with Captain Amrinder Singh as the new Chief Minister of Punjab. The Shiromani Akali Dal won only 15 seats and its alliance partner BJP won only 3 seats. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) which was considered a strong contender, could manage to win only 20 seats and its partner Lok Insaf Party (LIP) won from 2 seats. the current number of MLAs of each party is:
Party/MLA Count 2017
PartySeats ContestedSeats WonVote %age
SAD + BJP1171830.6
AAP + LIP1172224.9

Punjab MLA List

A list of newly elected MLAs of Punjab with constituency number, name of assembly constituency and district is presented here. This is the latest list according to the assembly elections held in Feb 2017. For the details about each constituency like new MLA, votes margin, trailing candidate, total votes and polling stations etc, click on the name of the constituency.
Punjab MLA List 2017
Const. No. Constituency Winning Candidate Party District
1 Sujanpur Dinesh Singh Babu BJP Pathankot
2 Bhoa Joginder Pal Congress Pathankot
3 Pathankot Amit Vij Congress Pathankot
4 Gurdaspur Barinderjit Singh Pahra Congress Gurdaspur
5 Dina Nagar Aruna Chaudhary Congress Gurdaspur
6 Qadian Fatehjung Singh Bajwa Congress Gurdaspur
7 Batala Lakhbir Singh Lodhinangal SAD Gurdaspur
8 Sri Hargobindpur Balwinder Singh Laddi Congress Gurdaspur
9 Fatehgarh Churian Tripat Rajinder Singh Bajwa Congress Gurdaspur
10 Dera Baba Nanak Sukhjinder Singh Randawa Congress Gurdaspur
11 Ajnala Harpartap Singh Ajnala Congress Amritsar
12 Raja Sansi Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria Congress Amritsar
13 Majitha Bikram Singh Majithia SAD Amritsar
14 Jandiala Guru Sukhwinder Singh Danny Congress Amritsar
15 Amritsar North Sunil Datti Congress Amritsar
16 Amritsar West Dr. Raj Kumar Verka Congress Amritsar
17 Amritsar Central Om Parkash Soni Congress Amritsar
18 Amritsar East Navjot Singh Sidhu Congress Amritsar
19 Amritsar South Inderbir Singh Bularia Congress Amritsar
20 Attari Tarsem Singh Congress Amritsar
21 Tarn Taran Dr. Dharambir Agnihotri Congress Tarn Taran
22 Khem Karan Sukhpal Singh Bhullar Congress Tarn Taran
23 Patti Harminder Singh Gill Congress Tarn Taran
24 Khadur Sahib Ramanjit Singh Sikki Congress Tarn Taran
25 Baba Bakala Santokh Singh Bhalaipur Congress Amritsar
26 Bholath Sukhpal Singh Khaira AAP Kapurthala
27 Kapurthala Rana Gurjit Singh Congress Kapurthala
28 Sultanpur Lodhi Navtej Singh Cheema Congress Kapurthala
29 Phagwara Som Parkash BJP Kapurthala
30 Phillaur Baldev Singh Khaira SAD Jalandhar
31 Nakodar Gurpartap Singh Wadala SAD Jalandhar
32 Shahkot Ajit Singh Kohar SAD Jalandhar
33 Kartarpur Chaudhary Surinder Singh Congress Jalandhar
34 Jalandhar West Sushil Kumar Rinku Congress Jalandhar
35 Jalandhar Central Rajinder Beri Congress Jalandhar
36 Jalandhar North Avtar Singh Sanghera Congress Jalandhar
37 Jalandhar Cantt Pargat Singh Powar Congress Jalandhar
38 Adampur Pawan Kumar Tinu SAD Jalandhar
39 Mukerian Rajneesh Kumar Babbi Congress Hoshiarpur
40 Dasuya Arun Mickey Dogra Congress Hoshiarpur
41 Urmar Sangat Singh Gilzian Congress Hoshiarpur
42 Sham Chaurasi Pawan Kumar Adia Congress Hoshiarpur
43 Hoshiarpur Sunder Sham Arora Congress Hoshiarpur
44 Chabbewal Dr. Raj Kumar Congress Hoshiarpur
45 Garhshankar Jai Krishan Singh Rodi AAP Hoshiarpur
46 Banga Sukhwinder Kumar SAD Nawanshahr
47 Nawanshahr Angad Saini Congress Nawanshahr
48 Balachaur Chaudhary Darshan Lal Mangepur Congress Nawanshahr
49 Anandpur Sahib Rana K. P. Singh Congress Rup Nagar
50 Rup Nagar Amarjit Singh Sandoa AAP Rup Nagar
51 Chamkaur Sahib Charanjit Singh Channi Congress Rup Nagar
52 Kharar Kanwar Sandhu AAP S.A.S. Nagar
53 S.A.S. Nagar Balbir Singh Sidhu Congress S.A.S. Nagar
54 Bassi Pathana Gurpreet Singh GP Congress 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 Sanjeev Talwar Congress Ludhiana
61 Ludhiana South Balwinder Singh Bains LIP Ludhiana
62 Atam Nagar Simarjit Singh Bains LIP 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 Kuldeep Singh Vaid Congress Ludhiana
67 Payal Lakhvir Singh Lakha Congress Ludhiana
68 Dakha Harvinder Singh Phoolka AAP Ludhiana
69 Raikot Jagtar Singh Jagga Hissowal AAP Ludhiana
70 Jagraon Sarvjit Kaur Manuke AAP Ludhiana
71 Nihal Singh Wala Manjit Singh Bilaspur AAP Moga
72 Bagha Purana Darshan Singh Brar Congress Moga
73 Moga Dr. Harjot Kamal Congress Moga
74 Dharamkot Sukhjit Singh Kaka Congress Moga
75 Zira Kulbir Singh Zira Congress Firozpur
76 Firozpur Parminder Singh Pinki Congress Firozpur
77 Firozpur Rural Satkar Kaur Congress Firozpur
78 Guru Har Sahai Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi Congress Firozpur
79 Jalalabad Sukhbir Singh Badal SAD Fazilka
80 Fazilka Davinder Singh Ghubaya Congress Fazilka
81 Abohar Arun Narang BJP Fazilka
82 Balluana Nathu Ram Congress Fazilka
83 Lambi Parkash Singh Badal SAD Muktsar
84 Gidderbaha Amrinder Singh Raja Waringh Congress Muktsar
85 Malout Ajaib Singh Bhatti Congress Muktsar
86 Muktsar Kanwarjit Singh Rozy Barkandi SAD Muktsar
87 Faridkot Kushaldeep Singh Dhillon Congress Faridkot
88 Kot Kapura Kultar Singh Sandhwan AAP Faridkot
89 Jaito Master Baldev Singh AAP Faridkot
90 Rampura Phul Gurpreet Singh Kangar Congress Bathinda
91 Bhucho Mandi Pritam Singh Kotbhai Congress Bathinda
92 Bathinda Manpreet Singh Badal Congress Bathinda
93 Bathinda Rural Rupinder Kaur Ruby AAP Bathinda
94 Talwandi Sabo Prof. Baljinder Kaur AAP Bathinda
95 Maur Jagdev Singh Kamalu AAP Bathinda
96 Mansa Nazar Singh Manshahia AAP Mansa
97 Sardulgarh Dilraj Singh Bhunder SAD Mansa
98 Budhlada Budh Ram Principal AAP Mansa
99 Lehra Parminder Singh Dhindsa SAD Sangrur
100 Dirba Harpal Singh Cheema AAP Sangrur
101 Sunam Aman Arora AAP Sangrur
102 Bhadaur Parimal Singh Dhaula AAP Barnala
103 Barnala Gurmeet Singh 'Meet Hayer' AAP Barnala
104 Mehal Kalan Kulwant Singh Pandori AAP Barnala
105 Malerkotla Razia Sultana Congress Sangrur
106 Amargarh Surjit Singh Dhiman Congress Sangrur
107 Dhuri Dalvir Singh Goldy Congress Sangrur
108 Sangrur Vijay Inder Singla Congress 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 Madan Lal Jalalpur Congress Patiala
114 Sanaur Harinder Pal Singh Chandumajra SAD Patiala
115 Patiala Captain Amrinder Singh Congress Patiala
116 Samana Rajinder Singh Congress Patiala
117 Shutrana Nirmal Singh Congress 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.