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Updated June 4th, 2024 at 20:51 IST

Punjab Lok Sabha Election Result 2024: Congress Wins 7 Seats, AAP-3, SAD-1

Punjab Lok Sabha Election Result 2024: Congress wins 7 seats, AAP wins 3, SAD wins 1, while the other two seats won by independent candidates. Republic World brought to you the latest updates from the Punjab Lok Sabha Elections as the counting of votes begun at 8 AM.

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8: 51 IST, June 4th 2024

In Punjab, of the 13 Lok Sabha constituencies, the Congress won 7 seats, the ruling party in the state AAP won 3 seats, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) won 1 seat, and the rest of the two seats were won by two independent candidates including Waris Punjab De chief Amritpal Singh, who is currently lodged in Assam's Dibrugarh jail. 

8: 02 IST, June 4th 2024

Aam Aadmi Party leader Dr. Raj Kumar Chabbewal has secured the Hoshiarpur seat in Punjab with 3,03,859 votes, leaving Congress candidate Yamini Gomar behind a margin of 44,111 votes.

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7: 58 IST, June 4th 2024

Indian National Congress leader Sher Singh Ghubaya has been declared victorious in Firozpur with 2,66,626 votes. Meanwhile, AAP's Gurmit Singh Sodhi trailed with 2,63,384 votes.

7: 53 IST, June 4th 2024

Sarabjeet Singh Khalsa has secured the Faridkot constituency with 2,98,062 vote. Meanwhile, Aam Aadmi Party leader Karamjit Singh Anmol trailed behind a margin of 70,053 votes with him garnering 2,28,009 votes for the party.

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7: 49 IST, June 4th 2024

Aam Aadmi Party candidate Malvinder Singh Kang has secured the Anandpur Sahib constituency by a margin of 10,846, garnering 3,13,217 votes in total. Congress leader Vijay Inder Singla came in 2nd with 3,02,371 votes.

6: 41 IST, June 4th 2024

SAD leader and the three-time MP, Harsimrat Kaur Badal won in Bathinda seat by a margin of 49,656 votes against AAP's Gurmeet Singh Khuddian.

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5: 57 IST, June 4th 2024

In Amritsar, Congress candidate Gurjeet Singh Aujla won against his nearest rival and AAP candidate Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal by a margin of 40,301 votes.
 

5: 40 IST, June 4th 2024

In Patiala, Congress leader Dr Dharamvira Gandhi won the seat by a margin of 14,831 votes against AAP's Dr Balbir Singh.

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3: 51 IST, June 4th 2024

AAP leader Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer won the Sangrur Lok Sabha seat by a margin of 1,72,560 votes against Congress’s Sukhpal Singh Khaira. 
 

3: 40 IST, June 4th 2024

Sitting MP and Congress candidate Amar Singh won from the Fatehgarh Sahib Lok Sabha constituency by a margin of 34,202 votes against the AAP's Gurpreet Singh GP.
 

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3: 12 IST, June 4th 2024

Former-Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi won the Lok Sabha elections from the Jalandhar constituency by a margin of 1,75,993 votes against his nearest rival and BJP candidate Sushil Kumar Rinku. 

2: 17 IST, June 4th 2024

A neck to neck contest is being witnessed in Punjab Firozpur Lok Sabha constituency, where Congress candidate Sher Singh Ghubaya is at present leading by a margin of 1954 votes against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Gurmit Singh Sodhi. 

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1: 16 IST, June 4th 2024

Jailed Waris Punjab De chief and Independent candidate Amritpal Singh is leading by a margin of 1,18,237 votes from the Khadoor Sahib Lok Sabha constituency. Congress candidate Kulbir Singh Zira is trailing behind Amritpal Singh from the seat, according to the Election Commission of India. The counting of votes for the Lok Sabha elections is underway.

Amritpal Singh, a radical Sikh preacher, who was arrested by the Punjab Police under the National Security Act and is lodged in Assam’s Dibrugarh jail, is contesting the Lok Sabha elections from the Khadoor Sahib seat as an Independent candidate.
 

1: 02 IST, June 4th 2024

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Gurmit Singh Sodhi leads from the Ferozpur Lok Sabha seat in Punjab by the margin of 1273 votes. 
 

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12: 56 IST, June 4th 2024

Former state Chief Minister and Congress leader Charanjit Singh Channi has garnered over 3 lakh votes in Jalandhar Lok Sabha constituency, Punjab. As per the latest update, Channi is leading with 337603 votes in Jalandhar. Meanwhile, BJP's Sushil Kumar Rinku is trailing with 199856 votes. Stay connected with Republic World for the Latest Trends and News Updates related to Punjab Election Result.

12: 05 IST, June 4th 2024

Amritpal Singh, a radical Indian pro-Khalistan separatist is contesting the elections as an independent candidate from Punjab’s Khadoor Sahib. As per the latest updates, he is leading with 201532 votes against his competitor from Congress, Kulbir Singh Zira. Zira has garnered 121828 votes so far.

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11: 15 IST, June 4th 2024
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As of 11:15 AM, the INC is leading in Punjab with a 26.41% margin while the Aam Aadmi Party is closing in with a margin of 26.35%.

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9: 49 IST, June 4th 2024
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Latest update as of 9:10 AM. INC is leading in 7 constituencies of Punjab.

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8: 44 IST, June 4th 2024

For the ruling AAP, success in these elections is crucial for maintaining its face. Determined to secure a strong showing, AAP has fielded five ministers and three MLAs to bolster its chances. The results will significantly impact the party's leadership, as poor performance could damage the reputations of these ministers and influence the party's future strategy.

AAP has also leveraged the arrest of its leader, Arvind Kejriwal, as an election issue, framing it within the context of their developmental work under Bhagwant Mann’s government. Key constituencies for AAP include Sangrur, a traditional stronghold where Bhagwant Mann has previously won, and Jalandhar, where the defection of Sushil Kumar Rinku to BJP has intensified the competition. With AAP having secured a landslide victory in the 2022 assembly elections, expectations are high for the party to replicate this success.

 

8: 41 IST, June 4th 2024

For the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), this election is critical for its survival. The party’s tally was reduced to only three seats in the last assembly elections, putting immense pressure on party chief Sukhbir Singh Badal. The SAD is attempting to revive its fortunes with Sukhbir’s Punjab Bachao Yatra. This is the first Lok Sabha election SAD is contesting without its traditional ally, BJP, making the stakes even higher.

The party’s main focus is to retain its stronghold in Bathinda, where Sukhbir’s wife, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, is the sitting MP. Retaining this seat is vital for the party's morale and future prospects.

 

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8: 40 IST, June 4th 2024

The Congress party is aiming to rebound from its significant setbacks in recent years. In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Congress won eight seats under the leadership of former Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh. However, internal turmoil saw their tally drop dramatically from 77 seats in the 2017 assembly elections to just 18 in 2022.

This election presents an opportunity for Congress to revive its electoral fortunes. Notable candidates include former CM Charanjit Singh Channi in Jalandhar and state Congress president Amrinder Singh Raja Warring in Ludhiana. Firebrand leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira is contesting against AAP’s Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer in Sangrur. Despite their alliance as part of the INDIA bloc in other states, Congress and AAP are fiercely competing against each other across almost all seats in Punjab.

 

8: 39 IST, June 4th 2024

The BJP is contesting the Lok Sabha elections alone in Punjab for the first time. The party aims to retain its seats in Hoshiarpur and Gurdaspur while increasing its overall vote share. This election is seen as a precursor to the next assembly elections, with a rise in vote share expected to boost the party's confidence and momentum.

To strengthen its position, BJP has strategically poached leaders from rival parties. Notable defections include sitting Congress Ludhiana MP Ravneet Bittu and AAP's lone sitting MP from Jalandhar, Sushil Rinku. The BJP has also fielded Capt. Amarinder Singh’s wife, Preneet Kaur, from her home turf in Patiala after she switched from Congress.

 

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8: 17 IST, June 4th 2024

Recent by-elections have also influenced the political scenario in Punjab. In 2022, Bhagwant Mann resigned from his MP position in Sangrur to become the Chief Minister of Punjab, leading to a by-election where Simranjit Singh Mann of the SAD (Amritsar) won against AAP’s Gurmail Singh. Similarly, the death of Jalandhar’s MP Santokh Singh Chaudhary (INC) led to a by-election in May 2023, where AAP’s Sushil Kumar Rinku triumphed over INC’s Karamjit Kaur. 

The BJP’s decision to contest all seats independently is a significant shift from its traditional alliance with the SAD. This strategic move aims to expand the party's footprint in Punjab and capitalize on potential anti-incumbency sentiments against the current representatives. Taranjit Singh Sandhu’s candidacy in Amritsar is part of this broader strategy to leverage his diplomatic experience and patriotic credentials, particularly his role in prosecuting Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab, to appeal to a diverse voter base. 

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7: 44 IST, June 4th 2024

Punjab appears poised to continue its trend of supporting opposition parties in the Lok Sabha, as exit polls suggest a majority of the state's 13 constituencies will favor the INDIA bloc in the 2024 general elections. Historically, Punjab has often backed the party that ends up in the opposition benches, a pattern expected to persist based on the latest projections. 

The 13 constituencies in Punjab that went to the polls in the seventh and final phase on June 1 include Gurdaspur, Amritsar, Khadoor Sahib, Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur, Anandpur Sahib, Ludhiana, Fatehgarh Sahib, Faridkot, Firozpur, Bathinda, Sangrur, and Patiala. The exit polls indicate significant gains for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is contesting all seats independently for the first time since 1996, having previously partnered with the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD). 

Published June 4th, 2024 at 07:44 IST