Punjab is going to witness another major elections (legislative Assembly Elections) in February 2017. Punjab is one of the most progressed states in republic of India. But it has seen a lot in previous 10 years.
Previously legislative Assembly Elections were held in 2012. It resulted in Govt making of Prakash Singh Badal. Majority of the seats were won by the MLAs of Shiromani Akali Dal and BJP alliance.
Punjab which means land of 5 rivers has turned on its head since the Badal government came into rule. There are many social issues which are cramping the progress of the state. Drugs, Unemployment, drinking water crisis and many other issues has halted the progress.
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Though SAD government has tried hard to get Punjab back on Track but it seems things have fallen short in their favor. Nobody knows what exists in future but for now weather is not as cool as it could have been.
The date for Punjab assemble elections 2017 (Vidhan sabha chunav ) is not announced yet. Once the date gets declared election stirrings will kick start immediately.
We, here on this page, will posts latest updates about the Punjab Assembly Election Results and other issues. This page is fully dedicated to the Punjab Election Result which are just around the corner.
Issues in the State
There are a number of issues plaguing the state at present, prime among which are corruption, unemployment, drug addiction and receding water tables that may pose a serious threat to the state’s agriculture. Revival of agriculture is a key issue which no political party has adequately addressed till now.
Since Punjab is known as the granary and the bread basket of India, its looming crisis in agriculture is not just a concern for the state, but the entire nation. According to studies, water levels have dropped by 10 metres since 1973 and the rate of decline is intensifying.
Creating employment opportunities and tapping the human capital are also two other challenges that the state must deal with in order to check the rising menace of drug addiction among the youth.
Let’s discuss the existing structure of Punjab legislative assembly.
State Legislative Assembly of Punjab
Punjab has a unicameral legislature with 117 seats, with a term of five years. It is headed by the Chief Minister. The current speaker of the house is Charanjit Sigh Atwal. The Legislative Assembly was first summoned in 1937 and post independence of India, the state had a bicameral legislature until a unicameral legislature was established in 1970. In the last election in 2012, the SAD won 56 seats, the INC won 46, the BJP won 12 and the three remaining seats were won by independent candidates.
Cabinet Ministers of Punjab
|Name of Minsiters||Ministries|
|S. Parkash Singh Badal Chief Minister||Personnel, General Administration, Co-operation, Science Technology & Environment, Vigilance, Civil Aviation|
|S. Sukhbir Singh Badal, Deputy Chief Minister||Home, Governance Reforms, Housing and Urban Development, Excise & Taxation, Investment Promotion, Sports and Youth Services Welfare, Power|
|Sh. Bhagat Chunni Lal||Forest & Willd Life, Labour|
|S. Adaish Partap Singh Kairon||Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs, Information and Technology, Food Processing|
|S. Ajit Singh Kohar||Transport, Legal & Legislative Affairs, Elections, Employment Generation and Training|
|S. Gulzar Singh Ranike||Animal Husbandry Fisheries and Dairy Development, Welfare of SCs & Bcs|
|Sh. Madan Mohan Mittal||Industries and Commerce, Technical Education & Industrial Training, Parliamentary Affairs|
|S. Parminder Singh Dhindsa||Finance & Planning, Institutional Finance and Banking, Programme Implementation|
|S. Sohal Singh Thandal||Jails, Tourism & Cultural Affairs, Archives & Museums, Printing & Stationery|
|S. Janmeja Singh Sekhon||P.W.D (B & R), Defence Services Welfare, Removal of Grievances and Welfare of Pensioners|
|Sh. Surjit Kumar Jayani||Health & Family Welfare, Social Security & Development of Women & Children|
|S. Tota Singh||Agriculture, NRI Affairs|
|S. Bikram Singh Majithia||Revenue, Rehabilitation and Disaster Management, Information & Public Relations, Non Conventional Energy|
|S. Sikandar Singh Malooka||Rural Development & Panchayats|
|Sh. Anil Joshi||Local Government, Medical Education & Research|
|S. Surjit Singh Rakhra||Water Supply & Sanitation, Higher Education & Languages|
|S. Sharanjit Singh Dhillon||Irrigation|
|Dr. Daljit Singh Cheema||Education|
List of Chief Ministers of Punjab
Punjab has been led by fifteen different Chief Ministers, the first being Gopi Chand Bhargave (INC), who assumed office on 15 August 1947. The longest-serving Chief Minister is Parkash Singh Badal (SAD), who served for fifteen years in total.
|S. No.||Chief Minister||From||To||Party Name|
|1||Parkash Singh Badal||Mar 1, 2007||Present||Shiromani Akali Dal|
|2||Amarinder Singh||Feb 26, 2002||Mar 1, 2007||Indian National Congress|
|3||Parkash Singh Badal||Feb 12, 1997||Feb 26, 2002||Shiromani Akali Dal|
|4||Rajinder Kaur Bhattal||Jan 21, 1996||Feb 11, 1997||Indian National Congress|
|5||Harcharan Singh Brar||Aug 31, 1995||Jan 21, 1996||Indian National Congress|
|6||Beant Singh||Feb 25, 1992||Aug 31, 1995||Indian National Congress|
|7||President’s rule||Jun 11, 1987||Feb 25, 1992|
|8||Surjit Singh Barnala||Sep 29, 1985||Jun 11, 1987||Shiromani Akali Dal|
|9||President’s rule||Oct 10, 1983||Sep 29, 1985|
|10||Darbara Singh||Jun 6, 1980||Oct 10, 1983||Indian National Congress|
|11||President’s rule||Feb 17, 1980||Jun 6, 1980|
|12||Parkash Singh Badal||Jun 20, 1977||Feb 17, 1980||Shiromani Akali Dal|
|13||President’s rule||Apr 30, 1977||Jun 20, 1977|
|14||Zail Singh||Mar 17, 1972||Apr 30, 1977||Indian National Congress|
|15||President’s rule||Jun 14, 1971||Mar 17, 1972|
|16||Parkash Singh Badal||Mar 27, 1970||Jun 14, 1971||Shiromani Akali Dal|
|17||Gurnam Singh ||Feb 17, 1969||Mar 27, 1970||Shiromani Akali Dal|
|18||President’s rule||Aug 23, 1968||Feb 17, 1969|
|19||Lachhman Singh Gill||Nov 25, 1967||Aug 23, 1968||Shiromani Akali Dal|
|20||Gurnam Singh||Mar 8, 1967||Nov 25, 1967||Shiromani Akali Dal|
|21||Giani Gurmukh Singh Mussafir||Nov 1, 1966||Mar 8, 1967||Indian National Congress|
|22||President’s rule||Jul 5, 1966||Nov 1, 1966|
|23||Ram Kishan||Jul 7, 1964||Jul 5, 1966||Indian National Congress|
|24||Gopi Chand Bhargava||Jun 21, 1964||Jul 6, 1964||Indian National Congress|
|25||Pratap Singh Kairon||Jan 23, 1956||Jun 21, 1964||Indian National Congress|
|26||Bhim Sen Sachar ||Apr 17, 1952||Jan 23, 1956||Indian National Congress|
|27||President’s rule||Jun 20, 1951||Apr 17, 1952|
|28||Gopi Chand Bhargava||Oct 18, 1949||Jun 20, 1951||Indian National Congress|
|29||Bhim Sen Sachar||Apr 13, 1949||Oct 18, 1949||Indian National Congress|
|30||Gopi Chand Bhargava||Aug 15, 1947||Apr 13, 1949||Indian National Congress|
List of Governors of Punjab
The Governor of Punjab is the ceremonial head of the state of Punjab and the Administrator of the Chandigarh Union Territory. He is elected by the President of India. Punjab has had 32 Governors, the first being Chandulal Madhavlal Trivedi, who assumed office in 1947. The current Governor is Shivraj Patil, who took office on 22 January 2010.
|S.No.||Name of Governor||From||To|
|1||Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki||Jan 21, 2015||Incumbent|
|2||Shivraj Patil||Jan 22, 2010||Jan 21, 2015|
|3||General Sunith Francis Rodrigues||Nov 16, 2004||Jan 22, 2010|
|4||Akhlaqur Rahman Kidwai||Nov 3, 2004||Nov 16, 2004|
|5||Om Prakash Verma||May 8, 2003||Nov 3, 2004|
|6||Lieutenant General J. F. R. Jacob||Nov 27, 1999||May 8, 2003|
|7||Lieutenant General B.K.N. Chhibber||Sep 18, 1994||Nov 27, 1999|
|8||Sudhakar Panditrao Kurdukar||Jul 10, 1994||Sep 18, 1994|
|9||Surendra Nath||Aug 7, 1991||Jul 9, 1994|
|10||General Om Prakash Malhotra||Dec 18, 1990||Aug 7, 1991|
|11||Virendra Verma||Jun 14, 1990||Dec 18, 1990|
|12||Nirmal Mukarji||Dec 8, 1989||Jun 14, 1990|
|13||Siddharta Shankar Ray||Apr 2, 1986||Dec 8, 1989|
|14||Shankar Dayal Sharma||Nov 26, 1985||Apr 2, 1986|
|15||Hokishe Sema||Nov 14, 1985||Nov 26, 1985|
|16||Arjun Singh||Mar 14, 1985||Nov 14, 1985|
|17||Kershasp Tehmurasp Satarawala||Jul 3, 1984||Mar 14, 1985|
|18||Bhairab Dutt Pande||Oct 10, 1983||Jul 3, 1984|
|19||Anant Prasad Sharma||Feb 21, 1983||Oct 10, 1983|
|20||S.S. Sandhawalia||Feb 7, 1983||Feb 21, 1983|
|21||Marri Chenna Reddy||Apr 21, 1982||Feb 7, 1983|
|22||Aminuddin Ahmad Khan||Aug 26, 1981||Apr 21, 1982|
|23||Jaisukh Lal Hathi||Sep 24, 1977||Aug 26, 1981|
|24||Ranjit Singh Narula||Sep 1, 1977||Sep 24, 1977|
|25||Mahendra Mohan Choudhry||May 21, 1973||Sep 1, 1977|
|26||D. C. Pavate||Oct 16, 1967||May 21, 1973|
|27||Mehar Singh||Jun 1, 1967||Oct 16, 1967|
|28||Dharma Vira||Jun 27, 1966||Jun 1, 1967|
|29||Sardar Ujjal Singh||Sep 1, 1965||Jun 26, 1966|
|30||Hafiz Muhammad Ibrahim||May 4, 1964||Sep 1, 1965|
|31||Pattom Thanu Pillai||Oct 1, 1962||May 4, 1964|
|32||Narahar Vishnu Gadgil||Sep 15, 1958||Oct 1, 1962|
|33||Sir Chandeshwar Prasad Narayan Singh||Mar 11, 1953||Sep 15, 1958|
|34||Sir Chandulal Madhavlal Trivedi||Aug 15, 1947||Mar 11, 1953|