After trailing at the start, Harvinder Singh Phoolka of AAP has won the seat in Dakha.
The main candidates from Dakha were Jaswinder Singh (BSP), Harvinder Singh Phoolka (AAP), Manpreet Singh Ayali(SAD) and Major Singh Bhaini (INC).
The northwestern state of Punjab has 117 assembly constituencies. Dakha assembly constituency is situated in Ludhiana district in central Punjab. It comes under the Ludhiana Lok Sabha constituency. It is an unreserved constituency.
According to data with the Election Commission of India, Dakha assembly constituency has 1,63,910 registered voters. It has 86,776 male and 77,134 female registered voters.
In the last Punjab assembly elections held in 2012, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) won this constituency by 16,388 votes. Manpreet Singh Ayali, the winning Shiromani Akali Dal candidate, got 72,208 votes. The runner-up was Jasbir Singh Khangura of Congress who got 55,820 votes. The voter turnout was a good 84.41 %.
In 2012, the state had voted in favour of the BJP-Akali Dal combine, bringing Parkash Singh Badal back to power.
This time the ruling combine faced off against a resurgent Congress and the debutant Aam Aadmi Party. The state was the first to vote among the five states that went to the polls this time. Elections to the 117-seat Punjab assembly were held on February 4.
Exit polls had predicted a drubbing for the BJP-Akali Dal combine in the state with the Congress and the AAP predicted to be neck-and-neck.
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