Punjab

Punjab, a Northern state, sends  14 MPs to Lok Sabha. NDA is currently in power in the state (BJP + Akali Dal). Badal’s have a long legacy in the state. Akali Dal recently won the state elections for a second consecutive term, reflecting on their popularity.

Parties 1952 1957 1962 1967 1971 1977 1980 1984 1989 1991 1996 1998 1999 2004 2009
Congress 16 21 14 9 10 0 12 6 2 NA 2 0 8 2 8
BJP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 NA 0 3 1 3 1
Akali Dal 2 0 0 0 1 9 1 7 0 NA 8 8 2 8 4
Others 0 1 8 4 2 4 0 0 11 NA 3 2 2 0 0
Total 18 22 22 13 13 13 13 13 13 0 13 13 13 13 13

Source: Statistical Reports, Election Commission of India

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