The Lok Sabha election results have signalled the return of Punjab to bipolar politics with the Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP’s) sway on the wane. The shrinking footprint of the bickering-ridden party brought the state back to bipolar politics, making it a fight between the Congress and the Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (SAD-BJP) alliance. The AAP nominees trailed in third or fourth positions in several assembly seats won by the party in the 2017 state elections. He got 10,711 votes in Kotkapura assembly constituency that Kultar Singh Sandhwan won by a handsome margin. The AAP had won Nihal Singh Wala assembly seat by 27,574 votes in 2017, but got just 15,914 votes this time.
Source: Hindustan Times May 25, 2019 07:07 UTC