Congress takes control of 4 civic bodies in Amritsar district

Election suspended in Majitha as 11 of 13 members remain absent

Congress takes control of 4 civic bodies in Amritsar district

Deepak Arora (red t-shirt), president of the Ajnala nagar panchayat, and Gurpreet Singh (green turban), president of the Ramdas civic body being honoured by Congress activists at Ajnala on Thursday.

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, April 15

Two months after results of civic body elections (three municipal councils and two nagar panchayats) were declared in the district, presidents and vice-presidents of four local bodies were elected on Thursday. Putting aside all the speculations, Deepak Arora of the Congress was elected president of Ajnala nagar panchayat unanimously.

Raminder Kaur Mahal, who contested on the Shiromani Akali Dal ticket, and later joined the Congress has been elected senior vice-president.

The Congress had suffered a setback in Ajnala where Akalis won eight wards out of 15, but managed to elect their office-bearers after Mahal joined Congress.

MLA Harpartap Singh Ajnala and Youth Congress leader Kanwar Partap Singh Ajnala congratulated the elected office-bearers.

Sanjeev Kumar Lovely has been elected president of Jandiala Guru municipal council, while Randhir Singh Malhotra has been elected vice-president. MLA Sukhwinder Singh Danny Bandala and members of the municipal council were also present on the occasion. The Congress had won 10 wards out of 15 in Jandiala Guru.

Gurpal Singh Sindhi has been unanimously elected president of Ramdas municipal council. It’s for the first time that the Congress won civic polls in Ramdas. The Congress won eight wards while SAD registered victory on three wards.

The election was suspended in Majitha as 11 elected members out of 13 were not present. In Majitha, Akalis had managed victory in 10 wards. Congress got only two wards, while an Independent also won from Majitha. Only two members associated with the Congress were present and both took the oath.

In Rayya, Aman Sharma has been elected president, Sarabjit Kaur senior vice-president and Amarjit Kaur, vice-president. The Congress had swept 12 wards out of 13 in Rayya.

The elections were held for three municipal councils (Jandiala Guru, Ramdas and Majitha) and two nagar panchayats (Ajnala and Rayya) on February 14 and results were announced on February 17.

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