46.9% votes helped Congress get two-thirds majority in Mohali MC

46.9% votes helped Congress get two-thirds majority in Mohali MC

Sanjay Bumbroo

Tribune News Service

Mohali, February 19

The Congress was able to get two-thirds majority by grabbing more than 46.90 per cent votes in the Mohali Municipal Corporation. The results were declared yesterday.

The Congress had managed to win 37 seats out of the total 50. In Wards 1 to 25, the Congress grabbed 23 seats while two seats were won by Independent candidates. From Ward No. 26 to 30, the Congress won 14 seats while 10 seats were won by the Azad Group candidates and one seat was bagged by an Independent.

Azad group got 32% votes, SAD 9%, BJP 6%

  • Out of the total 76,830 votes polled in all 50 wards of the Municipal Corporation, the Azad Group candidates received 24,730 (32.18 per cent) votes while the SAD received 7,097 (9.23 per cent) votes. The BJP got 4,792 (6.23 per cent) votes.
  • The division of votes was not only a loss to the SAD but also to the Azad Group, which managed to win in only 10 wards.

In the first 25 wards, the Congress received more than 50 per cent votes — 21,781 out of the total 42,247 polled. In the remaining 25 wards, it got 14,262 votes out of the 34,590 polled.

Out of the total 76,830 votes polled in all 50 wards of the Municipal Corporation, the Azad Group candidates received 24,730 (32.18 per cent) votes while the SAD received 7,097 (9.23 per cent) votes. The BJP got 4,792 (6.23 per cent) votes. The division of votes was not only a loss to the SAD but also to the Azad Group, which managed to win in only 10 wards.

The BJP, which had decided to contest the elections on its own and put up 46 candidates had fared poorly as only 11 of its candidates touched the three-digit mark. The maximum number — 751 — votes were polled in the favour of former councillor Sahibee Anand, who was defeated by his nearest rival Congress’s Paramjit Singh Happy by 293 votes. 

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