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MC elections: Itís mainly SAD-BJP show
Kapurthala, June 30
The ruling alliance of SAD and BJP has secured majority with the support of some independent candidates in the MC elections held at Kapurthala and Phagwara today. According to information, the SAD-BJP combine won 16 seats in the Kapurthala MC, whereas the Congress had to satisfy with only10 seats. Even the BSP (Ambedkar) managed to capture one seat out of the total 27 seats of the MC.

A newlywed woman shows her voter ID card.A blind couple wait for their turn outside polling stations during the MC poll in Kapurthala on Monday.
A newlywed woman shows her voter ID card and (right) a blind couple wait for their turn outside polling stations during the MC poll in Kapurthala on Monday. Tribune photo: Pawan Sharma

Engineer misbehaves with SDM, invites DCís wrath
Hoshiarpur, June 30
Deputy commissioner cum district electoral officer, Hoshiarpur, NK Wadhawan, has directed additional deputy commissioner cum additional district electoral officer Mohinder Singh Kainth to write to the Punjab election commissioner against executive engineer, Kandi Canal, Ashvani Sharma on the complaint of SDM, Hoshiarpur, Capt. Karnail Singh.

 

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Cantt board members administered oath
Jalandhar, June 30
The seven newly elected board members were today administered the oath of office by cantonment board president, Brigadier PM Haritz here on Monday. The ceremony was attended by cantonment executive officer (CEO) Sumitra Mishra and other officials.





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MC elections: Itís mainly SAD-BJP show
Tribune Reporters

Kapurthala, June 30
The ruling alliance of SAD and BJP has secured majority with the support of some independent candidates in the MC elections held at Kapurthala and Phagwara today. According to information, the SAD-BJP combine won 16 seats in the Kapurthala MC, whereas the Congress had to satisfy with only10 seats. Even the BSP (Ambedkar) managed to capture one seat out of the total 27 seats of the MC.

BJP district chief Sham Sunder Agarwal won the MC poll for the fourth time in a row, whereas SADís Monica Goel made a hat trick in her ward.

The poll also brought good news for the three relatives of Punjabi singer Hans Raj Hans who were contesting on SAD tickets. While Hansí brother-in-law advocate Paramjit Singh Pamma won the election from Ward 27 for the third time, his wife Shaminder Kaur won the poll for the second term by defeating her nearest rival with a considerable margin.

Even Hansí younger brother-in-law Sukhwinder Singh Sukha who made a debut won a seat in Kapurthala MC.

Similarly in Phagwara, the ruling alliance secured 13 seats just one short of the simple majority in the 27-member house.

The alliance leaders claimed that they would secure a majority easily as independent candidates Davindra Sapra and his wife Rupali Sapra would definitely support them as they were supported by the SAD.

The Congress got a disappointment here too as it got just six seats, while six independents too managed a seat in the house. Interestingly, BSP candidates performed well and registered victory on four seats.

Coming to the Sultanpur Lodhi municipal council both SAD-BJP and the Congress won six seats each out of total 13 seats.

Jalandhar: The Congress and BSP seem to have started regaining their lost grounds in this hub of the Doaba belt. Such are the indications from the results of six municipal councils and one municipal panchayat elections held here today that have given a setback to the ruling SAD-BJP alliance.

Major gain has come for the Congress that had allied itself with the BSP in Noormahal. The alliance has managed to win nine of the 12 seats. The SAD-BJP candidates rather could not manage to grab even a single of the total 12 seats on which the elections were held. The election to one seat was cancelled. Three seats went to independent candidates.

The Congress managed an upper hand even in Nakodar. Of the total 15 seats, the party, led by its MLA Amarjit Singh Samra, managed six seats. Akalis got four seats, the BJP got the only seat it contested and four seats were won by independent candidates.

Six Congress candidates have got elected to Phillaur municipal council as well. One of the 15 seats went to the BSP, five to the SAD and the remaining three to independent candidates.

The BSP has been a major gainer in Alawalpur polls. Three of the 11 seats have been clinched by the party candidates. Three seats have gone to the SAD as well.

The Congress and BJP have got two seats each in their kitty. One seat has gone to an independent candidate.

In Kartarpur, seven seats have gone to the SAD-BJP combine, three to the Congress-supported candidates and five to independents.

In Adampur, five seats have gone to the SAD, two each to the BJP, Congress and BSP. Two seats have been won by independent candidates.

Seven SAD-BJP candidates have won in the Lohian municipal panchayat polls.

Three seats have gone to the Congress while two seats have been won by independent candidates.

Nawanshahr: The Congress swept the municipal council polls here on Monday by winning in 11 wards out of the total 17. The SAD-BJP won in 5 wards and in one ward a rebel candidate of the SAD remained successful.

Former president of the municipal council Lalit Mohan Pathak (Ballu) of the Congress won from ward number 11 with the record margin of 1,100 votes. He defeated former district BJP chief, Ashwani Ballagan. A mother and son duo - Jinderjit Kaur and Param Singh Khalsa - also won in the polls. While Jinderjit Kaur (SAD) won the MC polls for the third time consecutively, her son Param Singh Khalsa, who was denied the SAD ticket, managed to win the election as an independent in his maiden attempt. Rajinder Chopra of the Congress also won for the third consecutive time.

In ward number 1 Manjit Kaur (Congress), Ward 2 - Makhan Singh Grewal (SAD), Ward 3 - Dr. Shiv Kumar Tejpal (BJP), Ward 4 - Jinderjit Kaur (SAD), Ward 5 - Balwinder Kumar (Congress), Ward 6 - Param Singh Khalsa (rebel SAD ), Ward 7 - Gurdev Kaur (Congress) , Ward 8 - Vinod Pinka (Congress), Ward 9 - Kulwant Kaur (Congress) , Ward 10 - Kulwinder Kaur (SAD), Ward 11- Lalit Mohan Pathak (Congress), Ward 12 - Rajinder Chopra Rano (Congress), Ward 13 - Rachna Chhabra (Congress), Ward 14 - Vijay Kumar Bhountha (Congress), Ward 15 - Pirthi Chand (Congress), Ward 16 - Chander Kanta (BJP) and Ward 17 - Chet Ram Rattan (Congress) won the poll.

Hoshiarpur: The SAD-BJP alliance has won six out of the eight municipal councils for which polls were held today.

According to deputy commissioner-cum-district electoral officer N.K. Wadhawan, 80 per cent electorates exercised their right to vote and the polling remained peaceful, except some stray incidents.

He said polling booth in PD Arya Girls Senior Secondary School witnessed a demonstration by Congress candidate Romesh Thakur and independent candidate Diwan Singh, who alleged that the presiding officer and his staff had been favouring BJP candidate.

The tension lead to a scuffle between the supporters of the BJP and the Congress inside the booth due to which EVMs fell down and polling was suspended for an hour. He said the candidates announced a boycott of the election and left the venue.

However, Romesh Thakur and DCC general secretary Raman Kapur were rounded up by the police and were later released.

Meanwhile, in the Hoshiarpur MC, the BJP won 11 seats, while its alliance SAD got only nine seats. The Congress got six seats, whereas five independent candidates managed a place in the house.

Similarly in 15-member Mukerian MC, BJP has got eight, while the Congress and independents got two seats each. The SAD won only three seats.

In Hariana MC, a major chunk of seats was won by independents as they managed eight seats. The BJP got three, whereas the SAD won two seats.

In Shamchaurasi MC, the SAD led the house by four seats, while its alliance the BJP got only two seats. Three independent candidates also managed a seat in the house.

In the 13-member Garhshankar MC, the SAD got two seats, while BJP and independents got three and eight seats, respectively.

In Dasuya MC, the BJP won six wards, while the SAD got only four wards. The Congress did open its account here and won three seats.

However, the SAD failed miserably in the Tanda MC as it failed to open its account. The BJP got three seats, while the Congress won only one. Independents performed well and got nine seats.

In MC Garhdiwala, SAD did well and got six seats, while BJP managed only two. Three independents from the area to won a seat.

Following are the winners of the Hoshiarpur MC: Ward 1 Shiv Kumar Sud (BJP); Ward 2 Parveen Saini (BJP); Ward 3 Sushma Satia (BJP); Ward 4 Harbhajan Kaur (Congress); Ward 5 Manjit Kaur (SAD); Ward 6 Raj Kumari (SAD); Ward 7 Prem Singh (SAD); Ward 8 Surjit Kumar (SAD); Ward 9 Narinder Singh (SAD); Ward 10 Baljeet Kaur (SAD); Ward 11 Surekha Barjata (independent); Ward 12 Madan Lal Gandhi (Congress); Ward 13 Brahm Shankar Jimpa (Congress); Ward 14 Ranjit Chaudhary (BJP); Ward 15 Mohan Lal (Congress); Ward 16 Rambha Sethi (independent); Ward 17 Balwinder Kumar (independent); Ward 18 Bikramjit Singh (SAD); Ward 19 Kharati Lal (SAD); Ward 20 Karamvir Bali (Congress); Ward 21 Sukhla Devi (SAD); Ward 22 Amar Nath (BJP); Ward 23 Ashok Kumar (independent); Ward 24 Promila (independent); Ward 25 Bharti (BJP); Ward 26 Swtantar Kainth (BJP); Ward 27 Neelam Rani (BJP); Ward 28 Gopi Chand (BJP); Ward 29 Sanjeev Kumar (BJP); Ward 30 Kavita Parmar (BJP); and Ward 31 Krishna Saini (Congress).

Batala: The elections to the local municipal council were held here today in 32 wards out of the total 33. The SAD-BJP combine won the elections with two-third majority.

A BJP candidate, Suresh Mahajan, from ward 30 had already been declared winner unopposed. The elections went off peacefully in the town.

The results are: Sandeep Kaur (Congress) - ward 1; Roshan Singh (Congress) - ward 2; Raj Kumar (BJP) - ward 3; Gurpinder Kaur (BJP) - ward 4; Joginder Pal (SAD) - ward 5; Sucha Singh (SAD) - ward 6; Keemto (BJP) - ward 7; Balbir Singh Bittu (SAD) - ward 8; Rajwant Singh Tony (SAD) - ward 9; Ambika Khanna (BJP) - ward 10; Janak Raj (Congress) - ward 11; Rajbir Singh (BJP) - ward 12; Monika Sekhri (Congress) - ward 13; Dharan Vir Seth (BJP) - ward 14; Tarlochan Chanda (Congress) - ward 15; Neelam Mahajan (BJP) - ward 16; Randhir Singh (BJP-SAD) - ward 17; Harinder Singh (BJP) - ward 18; Paramjit Kaur (SAD) - ward 19; Jatinder Kallyan (BJP) - ward 20; Tarlok Chand (BJP) - ward 21; Manorma Khullar (BJP) - ward 22; Harjit Singh Bhalla (BJP) - ward 23; Sunil Sareen (Congress) - ward 24; Suman Handa (BJP) - ward 25; Bhushan Gora (Independent) - ward 26; Ram Saran Das Bhatia (BJP) - ward 27; Kamlesh Seth (BJP) - ward 28; Harbans Lal Mahajan (BJP) - ward 29; Suresh Mahajan (BJP) (unopposed) - ward 30; Neelam (BJP) - ward 31; Gurbax Singh Malhi (BJP) - ward 32; and Vijay Kumar Thapar (BJP) - ward 33.

The result were declared by G.S. Grewal, SDM-cum-returning officer.

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Engineer misbehaves with SDM, invites DCís wrath
Our Correspondent

Hoshiarpur, June 30
Deputy commissioner cum district electoral officer, Hoshiarpur, NK Wadhawan, has directed additional deputy commissioner cum additional district electoral officer Mohinder Singh Kainth to write to the Punjab election commissioner against executive engineer, Kandi Canal, Ashvani Sharma on the complaint of SDM, Hoshiarpur, Capt. Karnail Singh.

This action was taken so that the election commissioner might take suitable action against Sharma under section 120 of the Punjab State Election Act and Punjab Punishment and Appeal Rule 1970, for his alleged misconduct in trying to evade election duty during the municipal elections even after many reminders and allegedly misbehaving with the SDM on the final day of rehearsal.

According to Kainth, despite repeated reminders the said engineer did not turn up and on the final day of rehearsal, he came there and misbehaved with the SDM. However, knowing the seriousness of offence, he performed the assigned duty.

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Cantt board members administered oath
Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, June 30
The seven newly elected board members were today administered the oath of office by cantonment board president, Brigadier PM Haritz here on Monday. The ceremony was attended by cantonment executive officer (CEO) Sumitra Mishra and other officials.

In their first ever formal meeting after winning the elections, the elected members from the seven wards of the cantonment said the name of the vice president of the board would be decided in the next house meeting.

However, according to the information available, the names of Nishtha Goel from ward no.1, Avinash Chander from ward no. 3 and Rajinder Kumar Sonkar from ward no. 4 are in fray for the post of the vice-president.

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