Ahead of the Assembly polls, all parties are trying their best to make no stone unturned in Punjab.
A high- level team of the Election Commission of India (ECI) reaches Punjab on Wednesday for a two-day visit to take stocks of of poll preparedness in the state ahead of Punjab Assembly Elections 2022.
This high-level team comprised of Sushil Chandra, Chief Election Commissioner along with Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar and Anup Chandra Pandey.
Three deputy Election Commissioners Chandra Bhushan Kumar, Nitesh Vyas and T Sreekanth have also companied Director-General Sheyphali B. Sharan for this visit.
The Punjab elections will be held on February or March 2022 to elect 117 members of the Legislative Assembly. However, the Election Commission of India (ECI) is yet to announce the schedule for the polls.
The term of the current assembly elected in 2017 will expire on 27 March 2022. In the upcoming elections, the main contest is expected to be seen between the ruling Congress party, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the newly formed Punjab Lok Congress
In the 2017 Punjab Assembly polls, Congress won an absolute majority in the state by winning 77 seats and ousted the SAD-BJP government after 10 years in power whereas the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) emerged as the second-largest party winning over 20 seats in the 117- member Punjab Legislative Assembly.
This time it will be crucial to see how the Congress party emerges as a winner as many new political developments are taking place.