The Congress is leading on eight seats in Punjab while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its alliance partner Akali Dal are ahead in two seats each as vote counting continues in the 13 constituencies in the state.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which took four seats in the 2014 elections, was leading on a solitary seat. AAP's Bhagwant Mann is leading by around 90,000 votes in Sangrur.
In Chandigarh, BJP's sitting MP Kirron Kher was leading against her closest rival and Congress candidate Pawan Kumar Bansal.
The Congress was leading in Amritsar, Faridkot, Anandpur Sahib, Jalandhar, Khadoor Sahib, Ludhiana, Fatehgarh Sahib and Patiala seats while the Shiromani Akali Dal was leading in Bathinda and Ferozepur and the BJP in Gurdaspur and Hoshiarpur.
Punjab gave a split verdict in 2014. SAD and AAP took four seats each while the Congress cornered three seats in the state. The BJP won two constituencies.
The saffron party appears to have again swept the polls nationally and is on way to a clear mandate.
First Published: IST