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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal offers prayers at Hanuman Temple in New Delhi (Photo/ANI)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal offers prayers at Hanuman Temple in New Delhi (Photo/ANI)

Arvind Kejriwal, Sisodia prayers at temple in Delhi as AAP heading towards majority in Punjab polls

ANI | Updated: Mar 10, 2022 15:27 IST

New Delhi [India], March 10 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal along with Manish Sisodia and Satyendar Jain offered prayers at Hanuman Temple in Delhi as the AAP is heading towards a landslide victory Punjab assembly elections.
As per the Election Commission, Aam Aadmi Party is leading in 92 seats on the 117 seat Punjab Assembly by 2:45 pm, followed by Congress (17) and Shiromani Akali Dal (6).
It is AAP's maiden victory in the state and a vast improvement from its performance in the 2017 elections when it had finished second behind Congress.

Congress went into the polls, battling factionalism and anti-incumbency. The party changed its Chief Minister in September last year even as the party's new state unit chief Navjot Singh Sidhu hinted about his own chief ministerial ambitions. Congress finally declared Charanjit Singh Channi as the first Dalit Chief Minister of Punjab, endorsing him for the chief ministerial face days before the polling on February 20.
The Shiromani Akali Dal, which had broken off the alliance with the BJP over the three farm laws that were eventually repealed, tied up with Bahujan Samaj Party for the Assembly elections.
It is the first time that the BJP fought on over 65 seats in Punjab. It tied up with former Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh's Punjab Lok Congress and SAD (Sanyukt) led by SS Dhindsa.
Punjab recorded an average voter turnout of 65.50 per cent on February 20 compared to over 77 per cent in 2017. (ANI)