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Congress leads in Punjab over AAP, Akalis

Chandigarh: Proving wrong exit polls which projected a close outcome, the Congress forged ahead in 56 of the 101 assembly seats in Punjab, officials said. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which was confident of coming to power in the border state, led in 21 seats, even behind the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP combine (24 seats).