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Punjab Election Dates 2017 Announced
|Date of Notification||11.01.2017 (WED)|
|last Date of Making Nomination||18.01.2017 (WED)|
|Scrutiny of Nominations||19.01.2017 (THU)|
|Withdrawal of Candidature||21.01.2017 (SAT)|
|Date of Poll||04.02.2017 (SAT)|
|Date of Counting||11.03.2017 (SAT)|
|Date of Completion||15.03.2017 (WED)|
Elections will most probably be held in January 2017, to select the 117 members of the Punjab Legislative Assembly. Consequently, the results of the election are likely to be announced in March 2017.
Each of the states of India possesses a parliamentary system of government, with a ceremonial state Governor, appointed by the President of India on the advice of the central government. The head of government is an indirectly elected Chief Minister who is vested with most of the executive powers.
The state legislature, the Vidhan Sabha, is the unicameral Punjab Legislative Assembly, with 117 members elected from single-seat constituencies. The capital of Punjab is Chandigarh, which also serves as the capital of Haryana and is thus administered separately as a Union Territory of India.
Politics in reorganised present-day Punjab is dominated by mainly two parties. One is Shiromani Akali Dal(Badal) and the other is Indian National Congress. Other prominent party is Bahujan Samaj Party especially in Doaba region. In 1992 BSP won 9 seats Vidhan Sabha elections. Also BSP won 3 lok sabha seats from Punjab in 1996 general elections and only Garhshanker seat in 1997 Vidhan Sabha elections. Communist parties too have some influence in the Malwa area.
firstpost.com Says “Chandigarh: Former bureaucrats, ex-police officers and former army men have jumped into the election fray in Punjab as they try their luck in the high-stake assembly polls in the state on 4 February. All major political parties, including Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), Congress and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), have fielded them.”