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Elections 2017: A Brief Recap of Electoral Politics in Punjab

The Wire takes you through Punjab’s political landscape and its history of power shifts.

The electoral history of Punjab.

The electoral history of Punjab.

Punjab goes to polls on February 4, in the backdrop of a deepening agrarian crisis. With around 82.5% of the state’s land being used for agriculture in Punjab, demonetisation has worsened the crisis in the economy. Punjab has traditionally been contested by the Congress and an Akali Dal (Badal)- BJP combine. This year, however, AAP has entered the fray, pitching its campaign around Punjab’s dual problems of corruption and narcotics trade.

The Wire takes you through Punjab’s political landscape and its history of power shifts since independence.


The Wire‘s coverage of Punjab 2017


In this interactive graphic below, The Wire looks at important poll issues, a region-wise analysis of seats and how the contending political parties have addressed key questions. What are the important statistics to keep in mind and which constituencies should you be looking forward to? Our visual analysis below lets you know, giving you a feel for the stakes at play. Read on.