Punjab civic poll results reaffirm Congress hold; SAD ahead of AAP; BJP takes beating

Congress wins 271 wards of total 351 in seven Municipal Corporations

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 17

The ruling Congress won six municipal corporations and emerged as the largest party in the seventh, sweeping the urban body polls in Punjab on Wednesday.

The Congress won in Bathinda, Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala, Abohar, Batala and Pathankot, in the civic polls held against the backdrop of the farmers’ agitation.

The counting for Mohali municipal corporation will take place on Thursday.

As per results of seven Municipal Corporations and 109 Municipal Councils and Nagar Panchayats, Congress won 271 wards of total 351 of seven Municipal Corporations of Abohar, Batala, Kapurthala, Hoshiarpur, Pathankot, Moga and Bathinda and byelection of one ward of Amritsar.

As per reports from Municipal Corporations, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) secured 33 wards, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) won 9, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) managed to get victory in 20 wards and Independents added 18 wards to their kitty.

According to the results of 109 Councils and Nagar Panchayats, Congress has won 1,078 wards, while Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) got 251 Wards, whereas Aam Aadmi Party succeeded in 50 wards. Apart from this, Bharatiya Janata Party won 29, BSP won 5 wards and independents have succeeded in 375 wards.

The ruling Congress led by Capt Amarinder Singh has reaffirmed its hold in most of the districts.

The results, ahead of the state Assembly polls, would serve as a booster for Capt Amarinder Singh who is aiming for another term in the 2022 Assembly elections.

It would be a signal for detractors of the Chief Minister.

The outcome comes as a boost for the Congress, which has been backing the protest by farmers – a majority of them from Punjab and Haryana – against the BJP-led government at the Centre.

The Congress is also eyeing a win in the Assembly elections, which are just a year away.

Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar said people have rejected the “negative politics” of parties like the BJP, SAD and AAP.

“We contested on the development agenda. This victory will embolden our workers to work hard,” Jakhar told reporters.

In Moga, where no political party has scored a majority, the support of independent candidates could be crucial.

The Congress won 20 of the 50 municipal wards in Moga, the Shiromani Akali Dal 15, the Aam Aadmi Party 4, the Bharatiya Janata Party 1 and independents 10.

The Punjab election campaign was marred by stray clashes between party workers with opposition leaders alleging at some places that their candidates were being stopped from filing nomination papers.

The State Election Commission had ordered repolling at two booths for the Mohali municipal corporation. Therefore, the counting for the entire civic body will take place on Thursday.

Though the civic body polls are like a curtainraiser for the Assembly polls, the SAD that was written off by the Congress after its fiasco over the farm laws needs to be taken note of. The AAP that was trying to ride on its support for farmers still needs to work a lot on the ground. The voters seem to have sent a message to the BJP through the civic body polls.

Way ahead of the AAP, the SAD held the second position, though it is way behind the Congress. Due to the anger against the central farm laws, the BJP’s performance has been rather dismal.

Major embarrassments have been the losing of the election by the wife of Congress MLA Harjot Kamal and wife of BJP leader Tiksan sood from Hoshiarpur.

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Results

Ludhiana (Khanna):  Total seats: 33

Congress: 19

SAD: 6

AAP: 2

BJP: 2

Independent: 4

Ludhiana (Jagraon MC): Total seats: 23

Congress: 17

Independents: 5

SAD: 1

Jalandhar (Adampur): Total wards: 13

BSP: 1

Independent: 12

Jalandhar (Alawalpur): Total wards: 11

SAD: 1

Independent: 10

Ward no 1. Rachna, Independent

Ward no 2: Krishna Devi, Independent

Ward no 3: Raj Rani, Independent

Ward no 4: Jasvir Kaur, SAD

Ward no 5: Neelam rani, Independent

Ward no 6: Mukadar Lal, Independent

Ward no 7: Kavita Rani, Independent

Ward no 8: Pankaj Sharma, Independent

Ward no 9: Naresh Kumar, Independent

Ward no 10: Madan Lal, Independent

Ward no 11: Brij Bhushan, Independent

Jalandhar (Kartarpur): Total wards: 15

Cong: 6

Independent: 9

Jalandhar (Nakodar): Total wards: 17

Congress: 9

Independent: 8

Jalandhar (Nurmahal): Total wards 13

BJP: 1

Independent: 12

Ward no 1. Babli, Independent

Ward no 2. Anil Kumar, Independent

Ward no 3. Deepak Kumar, Independent

Ward no 4. Jung Bahadur, Independent

Ward no 5. Mamta jaspal, BJP

Ward no 6. Balbir Chand Kauldhar, Independent

Ward no 7. Hardeep Kaur, Independent

Ward no 8. Nand Kishor, Independent

Ward no 9. Suman Kumari, Independent

Ward no 10. Rajiv Misra, Independent

Ward no 11. Suman Sekhri, Independent

Ward no 12. Krushna Devi Sandhu, Independent

Ward no 13: Walaiti Ram, Independent

Jalandhar (Phillaur): Total seats: 15

Congress 11

BSP: 1

Independent: 3

Jalandhar (Lohian Khas): Total seats: 13

Congress: 10

Independent: 3

Ward no 1: Swaran Kaur (Congress)

Ward no 2: Baldev Singh (Congress)

Ward no 3: Parminder Kaur, (Congress)

Ward no 4: Sukhwinder Nagi (Independent)

Ward no 5: Parveen Kumari (Independent)

Ward no 6: Jagjit Singh (Congress)

Ward no 7: Rani, (Congress)

Ward no 8: Gurjit Singh, (Congress)

Ward no 9: Balwinder Singh, (Congress)

Ward no 10: Gurbir Singh (Congress)

Ward no 11: Manjit Singh (Independent)

Ward no 12: Pardeep Kumar (Congress)

Ward no 13: Seema (Congress)

Jalandhar (Mehatpur): Total seats: 13

Congress: 11

Independent: 2

Kapurthala: Total wards: 50

Cong: 45

SAD: 3

Independent: 2

Faridkot MC: Total wards: 25 

Cong: 16

SAD: 7

AAP: 1

Independent: 1

Faridkot (Kotkapura)

Cong: 21

SAD: 3

Independent: 5

Bathinda (Sangat MC): total wards: 9

Congress: 2

SAD: 7

Faridkot (Jaitu MC): total wards: 17

Congress : 7

Independent : 4

SAD: 3

AAP: 2

BJP: 1

Patiala: Nabha

Cong: 14

SAD: 6

Independent: 3

Nawanshahr: Total wards: 19

Congress: 11

Independent: 4

SAD: 3

BSP: 1

Nawanshahr (Banga MC): Total wards: 15 

AAP: 5

Congress: 5

SAD: 3

Independent: 1

BJP: 1

Bathinda

Congress: 43

SAD: 7

Muktsar: Total wards: 31

Congress: 17

SAD: 10

AAP: 2

BJP:  1

Independent: 1

Sangrur: (Longowal) total seats: 15

Congress: 9

Independent : 6

Sangrur: (Amargarh) total seats: 11

Congress: 5

SAD: 5

AAP: 1

Sangrur: (Bhawanigarh) total seats: 15

Congress: 13

SAD: 1

Independent: 1

Sangrur: Sunam

Congress: 19

Independent: 4

Gurdaspur: Congress wins all 29 wards

Ropar (15 Morinda municipal council seats)

Independent: 8

Congress: 7

Ferozpur (Talwandi Bhai)

Ward No. 1:  Anu Bajaj, Congress   

Ward No. 2:  Tarsem Singh, Congress   

Ward No 3: Rupinder Kaur, Congress

Ward No. 4: Pritpal Singh, SAD       

Ward No. 5: Kulwinder, Congress  

Ward No. 6: Rupinder Singh, SAD  

Ward No. 7: Amarjit Kaur, Congress    

Ward No. 8: Narpreet Singh, AAP  

Ward No. 9: Kulwinder Kaur, Congress      

Ward No. 10: Jagdeep Singh, Congress  

Ward No. 11: Rakesh Kumar, Congress

Ward No. 12: Arti Dhingra, Congress     

Ward No. 13: Bhjan Singh, Congress

Ferozepur (Mamdot)

Ward no 1: Mandeep Kaur, Congress      

Ward no 3: Sukhwinder Kaur, Congress  

Ward no 4: Daljit Singh Bawa, Independent  

Ward no 5: Anuradha Rani, Congress      

Ward no 6: Surinder Kumar, SAD       

Ward no 7: Alice, Congress    

Ward no 8: Upinder Singh, Independent

Ward no 12: Balwinder Singh, SAD    

Ward no 13: Baj Singh, Congress

Ferozepur

Ward no 1: Darshana, Congress   

Ward no 2: Navjot Kaur, Congress     

Ward no 3: Manjeet Kaur, Congress  

Ward no 6:  Kapil Kumar, Congress

Ward no 7: Rachna Kumari, Congress      

Ward no 8: Parvinder Kumar, Congress   

Ward no 10: Rajesh Chanana, Congress  

Ward no 11: Jagroop Kaur, Congress

Ferozepur (Mudki)

Ward No. 1: Lakhwinder Kaur, Congress

Ward No. 2: Avtar Singh, Congress    

Ward No. 3: Happy Kaur, SAD      

Ward No. 5: Praveen Kaur, SAD   

Ward No. 6: Sewak Singh, SAD    

Ward No. 7: Sarbjit Kaur, Congress    

Ward No. 8: Davinder Kumar, SAD    

Ward No. 9: Gurjit Kaur, SAD

Kartarpur MC

Ward no 1:  Balwinder Kaur, (Ind)

Ward no 2: Onkar Singh (Cong)

Ward no 3: Tejpal Singh (Ind)

Ward no 4: Jyoti Arora (Ind)

Ward no 5: Komal Agarwal (Ind)

Ward no 6: Prince Arora (Cong)

Ward no 7: Amarjit Kaur (Ind)

Ward no 8: Bal Mukund (Ind)

Ward no 9: Sunita Rani (Cong)

Ward no 10: Dimple Kapoor (Ind)

Ward no 11: Rajwinder Kaur (Uncontested Congress candidate)

Ward no 12: Sham Sunder Pal (Cong)

Ward no 13: Surinder Pal (Ind)

Ward no 14: Ashok Kumar (Cong)

Ward no 15: Manjinder Kaur (Ind)

Ferozepur

Ward No. 1: Darshana

Ward No. 2: Navjot Kaur

Ward No 3 Manjeet Kaur

Ward No. 4 Bohar Singh

Ward No. 5 Mandeep Kaur

Ward No. 6 Kapil Kumar

Ward No. 7 Rachna Kumari

Ward No. 8  Parvinder Kumar

Ward No. 9 Prem Rani Sharma

Ward No. 10 Rajesh Chanana

Ward No. 11 Jagroop Kaur

Ward No. 12 Ashok Sachdeva

Ward No. 13  Sukhwinder Kaur

Ward No. 14 Kashmir Singh

Ward No. 15 Pooja Rani

Ward No. 16 Rippi Bhatti

Ward No. 17 Praveen

Ward No 18 Dinesh Kumar

Ward No. 19 Satwant Kaur

Ward No. 20 Aaqib Akhtar

Ward No. 21 Mamta Rani

Ward No. 22 Rishi Sharma

Ward No. 23 Sakshi Khurana

Ward No. 24 Parminder Singh

Ward No. 25 Asha

Ward No. 26 Rohit Grover

Ward No. 27 Yamni Sharma

Ward No. 28 Michele Gachli

Ward No. 29 Shivani

Ward No. 30 Amarjit Kaur

Ward No. 31 Surjit Singh

Ward No. 32 Kamal Kumar

Ward No. 33 Rajinder Kumar

Moga:  Total wards: 50

Congress: 20

SAD: 15

Independent: 10

AAP: 4

BJP: 1

Congress loses Moga MC elections

Malout: Total wards 27

Congress: 14

SAD: 9

Independent: 4

Gidderbaha: Total wards 19

Cong: 18

Independent: 1

SAD boycotted election

Amritsar (Ajnala total wards: 15)

Cong-7

SAD-8

Amritsar (Rayya total wards: 13)

Cong: 12

SAD: 1

Amritsar (Jandiala total wards 15)

Cong: 10

SAD: 3

Independent: 2

Patiala: Result of all 31 seats of Rajpura MC declared

Congress: 27

BJP: 2

SAD:1

AAP: 1

Congress wins Amritsar Muncipal Corporation ward number 37 bypoll

Ramdas:

Congress: 8

SAD: 3

Ferozepur:

Congress wins ward No 1 to 13

Majitha: Total wards: 13

SAD: 10

Congress : 2

Independent -1

Nangal: Total wards 19

Congress : 15

BJP: 2

Independent: 2 

— With agency inputs

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