Boost for BJP in Kandaghat, Anni

Tribune Reporters

Solan, April 7

The BJP-supported candidates bagged six of the seven seats in the Kandaghat nagar panchayat poll held today.

The victorious BJP-supported candidates are Jitender Kumar (Ward No. 1), Sushma (Ward No. 3), Kiran Bala (Ward No. 4), Manish Sood (Ward No. 5), Sneh (Ward No. 6), and Gita Devi (Ward No. 7). Lone Congress-supported candidate Puneet Sharma won from Ward No. 2.

The newly upgraded Kandaghat nagar panchayat registered 78.14 per cent voting in the seven wards.

Though the nagar panchayat polls were not held on party symbols, the results have come as a shot in the arm for the ruling BJP while factionalism has cost the Congress dear.

Kullu: Most of the BJP-supported candidates won the elections to newly formed Anni and Nirmand nagar panchayats.

In Anni nagar panchayat, the BJP-supported candidates won in five of the seven wards while Congress-backed candidates emerged victorious in two wards. In Nirmand nagar panchayat, six BJP-supported candidates won the elections while only one Congress-backed candidate emerged victorious. Now, the BJP has control over five of the six civic bodies in the district.

Shimla: Despite corona cases, voters turned out in good numbers to cast their vote in the elections for two nagar panchayats and panchayats under Totu and Chopal blocks in district Shimla. While the turnout for nagar panchayats in Nerwa and Chargaon was 76.67 per cent and 78.80, the turnout for panchayat elections in Totu and Chopal block was 78.4 and 70 per cent.

The elections at these places were conducted peacefully, with no untoward incident reported. SP Shimla Mohit Chawla toured various panchayats to ensure elections were peaceful.

The panchayat elections in the Totu and Chopal block were deferred following some people objecting to the reservation roaster and approaching the high court.

Besides, the elections were also held for the post of vice-pradhan in Sainj panchayat in block Theog.

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