Punjab Election Results 2017: Here's how top candidates fared in the Assembly poll

Captain Amarinder Singh has succeeded in resurrecting Congress in Punjab. Riding on a high incumbency wave and anger against the Badals and the Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (SAD-BJP) alliance, Singh flinched success for the national party in Punjab which went for polling along with four other states in February and March this year.

 Punjab Election Results 2017: Heres how top candidates fared in the Assembly poll

Captain Amarinder Singh (left) with Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi. PTI

Congress won 77 seats at the end of counting in Punjab on Saturday. The Aam Admi Party came second with 20 seats.

Speaking to CNN-News18, Singh had said, "I had expected 66 plus or minus seat, but we have gotten way above our expectations. In fact, our poll strategist Prashant Kishore has said that if the bubble of AAP burst we will cross 70, but else it will be somewhere around 66."

"People have given me bonus seats," he added.

After a bitter political battle that went on for months between parties, which involved mud-slinging, allegations, counter-allegations, half-truths and downright lies, Congress had made a slow start in the state as compared to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), but caught up fast thanks to the relentless campaigning by Captain Amarinder Singh and other Congress leaders in the state.

Earlier, exit polls had predicted a close contest between AAP and Congress. The India Today-Axis My India poll was the only exit poll which had predicted a clear majority for the Congress and said the party was likely to win 62-71 seats, the closest to what counting of votes has revealed so far.

Aam Aadmi Party which was expected to give a tough fight to Congress according to exit polls has won 17 seats and is leading in 6 seats. The Times Now-VMR and CVoter India predicted AAP as victorious winning 61 and 59-67 seats respectively. The two exit polls predicted 48 and 41-49 seats for Congress and 7 and 5-13 seats for the SAD-BJP alliance respectively. SAD managed wins in just eight seats and is leading in nine seats.

Here's a list of the top constituencies who will seal the fate of some high-profile candidates of the parties.

AC Name Winner Candidate Winner Party Loser Candidate Loser Party Vote Margin
Fazilka Davinder Singh Ghubaya Congress Surjit Kumar Jyani BJP 265
Dera Baba Nanak Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa Congress Sucha Singh Langah SAD 1,194
Budhlada Budh Ram AAP Ranjit Kaur Bhatti Congress 1,276
Ludhiana East Sanjeev Talwar Congress Daljit Singh Grewal (Bhola) AAP 1,581
Dirba Harpal Singh Cheema AAP Ajaib Singh Ratolan Congress 1,645
Phagwara Som Parkash BJP Joginder Singh Mann Congress 2,009
Kharar Kanwar Sandhu AAP Jagmohan Singh Kang Congress 2,012
Barnala Gurmeet Singh Meet Haher AAP Kewal Singh Dhillon Congress 2,432
Dhuri Dalvir Singh Goldy Congress Jasvir Singh Jassi Sekhon AAP 2,811
Abohar Arun Narang BJP Sunil Jakhar Congress 3,279
Nawanshahr Angad Singh Congress Jarnail Singh Wahid SAD 3,323
Phillaur Baldev Singh Khaira SAD Vikramjit Singh Chaudhary Congress 3,477
Dakha Harvinder Singh Phoolka AAP Manpreet Singh Ayali SAD 4,169
Sahnewal Sharanjit Singh Dhillon SAD Satwinder Kaur Bitti Congress 4,551
Balluana Nathu Ram Congress Parkash Singh Bhatti SAD 15449
Malout Ajaib Singh Bhatti Congress Darshan Singh SAD 4,989
Ludhiana North Rakesh Pandey Congress Parveen Bansal BJP 5,132
Baba Bakala Santokh Singh Congress Dalbir Singh Tong AAP 6587
Bhagha Purana Darshan Singh Brar Congress Gurbinder Singh Kang AAP 7,250
Adampur Pawan Kumar Tinu SAD Mohinder Singh Kaypee Congress 7,699
Muktsar Kanwarjit Singh SAD Karan Kaur Congress 7,980
Sultanpur Lodhi Navtej Singh Cheema Congress Upinderjit Kaur SAD 8,162
Bholath Sukhpal Singh Khaira AAP Yuvraj Bhupinder Singh SAD 8,202
Gill Kuldeep Singh Vaid(Bulara) Congress Jiwan Singh Sangowal AAP 8,641
Sardulgarh Dilraj Singh SAD Ajit Inder Singh Congress 8,857
Pathankot Amit Congress Ashwani Kumar BJP 11,170
Hoshiarpur Sunder Sham Arora Congress Tikshan Sud BJP 11,233
Faridkot Kusaldeep Singh Kiki Dhillon Congress Gurdit Singh Sekhon AAP 11,659
Qadian Fatehjang Singh Bajwa Congress Sewa Singh SAD 11,737
Amargarh Surjit Singh Dhiman Congress Iqbal Singh Jhundan SAD 11,879
Chamkaur Sahib Charanjit Singh Channi Congress Charanjit Singh AAP 12,308
Malerkotla Razia Sultana Congress Mohammad Owais SAD 12,702
Tarn Taran Dr. Dharambir Agnihotri Congress Harmeet Singh Sandhu SAD 14,629
Maur Jagdev Singh AAP Janmeja Singh Sekhon SAD 14,677
Gidderbaha Amrinder Singh @ Raja Warring Congress Hardeep Singh @ Dimpy Dhillon SAD 16,212
Atam Nagar Simarjeet Singh Bains Lok Insaaf Party Kamal Jit Singh Karwal Congress 16,913
Sri Hargobindpur Balwinder Singh Congress Manjit Singh SAD 18,065
Nakodar Gurpratap Singh Wadala SAD Sarwan Singh Hayer AAP 18,407
Jandiala Sukhwinder Singh Danny Bandala Congress Dalbir Singh SAD 18,422
Bathinda Urban Manpreet Singh Badal Congress Deepak Bansal AAP 18,480
Jalalabad Sukhbir Singh Badal SAD Bhagwant Mann AAP 18,500
Talwandi Sabo Prof. Baljinder Kaur AAP Khushbaz Singh Jatana Congress 19,293
Khem Karan Sukhpal Singh Bhullar Congress Virsa Singh SAD 19,602
Mansa Nazar Singh Manshahia AAP Manoj Bala Congress 20,469
Amritsar Central Om Parkash Soni Congress Tarun Chugh BJP 21,116
Lambi Parkash Singh SAD Amarinder Singh Congress 22,770
Majitha Bikram Singh Majithia SAD Sukhjinder Raj Singh (Lalli) Congress 22,884
Nihal Singhwala Manjit Singh AAP Rajwinder Kaur Congress 27,574
S.A.S.Nagar Balbir Singh Sidhu Congress Narinder Singh AAP 27,873
Kapurthala Rana Gurjit Singh Congress Advocate Paramjit Singh SAD 28,817
Sangrur Vijay Inder Singla Congress Dinesh Bansal AAP 30,812
Ludhiana South Balvinder Singh Bains Lok Insaaf Party Bhupinder Singh Sidhu Congress 30,917
Dina Nagar Aruna Chaudhary Congress Bishan Dass BJP 31,917
Amritsar East Navjot Singh Sidhu Congress Rajesh Kumar Honey BJP 42,809
Patiala Amarinder Singh Congress Dr.Balbir Singh AAP 52,407
Amritsar North Sunil Dutti Congress Anil Joshi BJP 6,497

To see how the counting day progressed on Saturday, click here to read our election blog.

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Updated Date: Mar 11, 2017 21:43:45 IST