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Amarinder Singh, the former chief minister of Punjab, is trailing AAP's Ajit Pal Singh Kohli by 13,777 votes at the end of 10 rounds of counting. Akali Dal's Harpal Juneja and Vishnu Sharma of the Congress are also in the fray from this seat.

Punjab Lok Congress, the party floated by Captain Amarinder Singh in December of last year, is contesting 37 seats as part of a BJP-led alliance which also includes Sukhdev Dhindsa's Shiromani Akali Dal (Sanyukt).

A two-time chief minister, Captain Amarinder Singh (79) resigned from the post in September of last year following a bitter tussle with Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu. The



Congress party later appointed Chamkaur Sahib MLA Charanjit Singh Channi as Captain Amarinder Singh's successor.

However, neither Captain Amarinder Singh, who hails from the royal family of Patiala, nor the ruling Congress, seem to have an edge in the 2022 Punjab Assembly polls.

Early trends show Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leading on 91 seats, the Congress on 17, Shiromani Akali Dal on 6 and the BJP on 2. Voting for election to Punjab's 117-member Legislative Assembly was held in a single phase on February 20. The state recorded a voter turnout of 72 per cent, a drop from 77.4 per cent in 2017.



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