Akali Leader Bikram Majithia to Take on Navjot Singh Sidhu in Amritsar East


SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia will contest against Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu on Amritsar East seat in the crucial state assembly elections, announced by Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday in a presser.

Bikram Singh Majithia, a former minister, is the brother-in-law of Sukhbir Badal. Taking to Twitter, Majithia expressed gratitude to Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Badal, adding that “Akalis have a brave history of fighting to safeguard the rights of Punjabis and protecting them from the anti-Punjab elements like @sherryontopp.”

Voting for Punjab elections 2022 will take place on February 20 and the results will be declared on March 10 (Thursday) when counting of votes in the state takes place along with four other poll-bound states – Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa, and Manipur.

The Punjab Assembly has a total of 117 seats, with 59 being the majority mark. The 117 constituencies in Punjab are spread over three regions – Majha (25 constituencies), Doaba (23), and Malwa (69).

In the 2017 Punjab elections, Congress has come to power with 77 seats, while the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) delivered a surprising 20 seats. Ousted from power, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) won 15 seats, and its then alliance partner, the BJP, won three. The tenure of the current Punjab assembly ends on March 27, 2022.

The Congress is hoping that the farmers’ protest and its action against Bikram Majithia in drugs cases will bring it back in action.

On the other hand, the Shiromani Akali Dal, which was voted out of power in 2017, has been struggling to get back up there. Its decision to walk out of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance over the farm laws issues didn’t result in the political dividend it hoped it would.

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