New Delhi, January 8: The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Monday announced new dates for the Punjab Assembly Elections 2022 after request from political parties to delay the voting date due to Guru Ravidas Jayanti 2022. The polls in Punjab will take place in a single phase on February 20, 2022. The counting of votes will take place on March 10, 2022. The Punjab Assembly Election Results 2022 will be declared on the same day in the evening.

This time, Punjab will witness a four-cornered contest between the Congress, Shiromani Akali Dali (SAD)-Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP), the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)- Punjab Lok Congress (PLC) alliance. There are a total of 117 assembly seats in Punjab.

Here Are The Details:

Punjab Assembly Elections Total Phase - 1
Number of Constituencies  117
Date of Notification  25 January, 2022
Date of Filing Papers  1 February, 2022
Last Date of Withdrawal  2 February, 2022
Date of Scrutiny of Papers  4 February, 2022
Date of Elections  20 February, 2022
Date of Results  10 March, 2022

Addressing the Assembly Elections 2022 press conference earlier this month, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sushil Chandra had stressed on the need to follow COVID-19 norms given the third wave of Coronavirus and the rising cases of Omicron across the country.

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