New Delhi: The BJP is heading for a big win in Uttar Pradesh and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has hit gold in Punjab, giving the eight-year-old outfit its second state after Delhi. The BJP is also ahead of the Congress in Goa and Uttarakhand.
The Aam Aadmi Party is at a comfortable lead in Punjab with leads in close to 90 seats in the 117-seat assembly. The ruling Congress is trailing with 13 seats. Both the Congress’s biggest leaders in Punjab – Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and state unit boss Navjot Singh Sidhu – were trailing, as counting of votes entered the third hour on Thursday. Amarinder Singh, former Chief Minister, loses from his constituency of Patiala Urban seat