Assembly Polls 2022: What Led to AAP Decimating Congress in Punjab?
The Big StoryMarch 10, 202200:11:42

Assembly Polls 2022: What Led to AAP Decimating Congress in Punjab?

The Aam Aadmi Party is headed for a massive win in Punjab, with trends showing the party leading in at least 92 seats in the 117-member Assembly at the time of recording this podcast. 

It has been decades since any party in the state has secured such a vast majority with the last instance being way back in 1962, when the Congress had won 90 seats and then a close recreation was in 2017, when they won 77 seats.

Bhagwant Mann, the AAP’s CM face in Punjab, who won from the Dhuri assembly constituency with a margin of over 58,000 votes and said that he will put Punjab back on the development track. 

And away from AAP’s spotlight are the opposition heavyweights which include Congress’s Charanjit Singh Channi and Navjot Singh Sidhu, former CM Capt Amarinder Singh, SAD's Parkash Singh Badal, all of whom have lost from their respective constituencies.

For today’s episode, we will breakdown the key takeaways from the Punjab election. Joining me today is Aditya Menon, The Quint’s Political Editor. 

Host and Producer: Himmat Shaligram
Editor: Aditya Menon

Music: Big Bang Fuzz

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