Punjab Elections 2022: Making Sense of AAP

Sikh Formations Webinar – Spring 2022

March 19th, 2022

This webinar will bring together leading specialists on Punjab and Indian politics to discuss the result of one of the most critical elections in Punjab in modern times. The invited specialists will examine closely the election verdict with reference to polling surveys and the election data. They will critically evaluate the campaigns, policy issues and personalities of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the Congress, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The webinar will conclude by reflecting on the implications of the AAP’s landslide victory for Punjab and national politics for the short and medium terms.


Dr. Arvind-Pal S. Mandair (University of Michigan)

Dr. Gurharpal Singh  (Emeritus – University of London, SOAS)


Introductions: 10:00 AM to 10:10 AM EST

Session 1 – Assessing the Election Data: Expectations and Outcomes

Time: 10:10 AM to 11:30 AM EST

Speakers: Dr. James Manor, Dr. Surinder Jodhka, Dr. Kumool Abbi & Dr. Sandeep Shastri

Session 2 – The Campaign and Party Performance: Congress, AAP, SAD and the BJP

Time: 11:30 AM to 12:40 PM EST

Speakers: Dr. Ashutosh Kumar, Dr. Ronki Ram, Dr. Satnam Singh and Dr. Pramod Kumar


Time: 12:40 PM to 12:50 PM EST

Session 3 – The Punjab Result, Future Prospects and Implications for the Mid-Term Test

Time: 12:50 PM to 2:00 PM EST

Speakers: All previous discussants

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