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.
Ludhiana (Khanna): Total seats: 33
Ludhiana (Jagraon MC): Total seats: 23
Jalandhar (Adampur): Total wards: 13
Jalandhar (Alawalpur): Total wards: 11
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
Jalandhar (Nakodar): Total wards: 17
Jalandhar (Nurmahal): Total wards 13
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
Jalandhar (Lohian Khas): Total seats: 13
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
Kapurthala: Total wards: 50
Faridkot MC: Total wards: 25
Bathinda (Sangat MC): total wards: 9
Faridkot (Jaitu MC): total wards: 17
Congress : 7
Independent : 4
Nawanshahr: Total wards: 19
Nawanshahr (Banga MC): Total wards: 15
Muktsar: Total wards: 31
Sangrur: (Longowal) total seats: 15
Independent : 6
Sangrur: (Amargarh) total seats: 11
Sangrur: (Bhawanigarh) total seats: 15
Gurdaspur: Congress wins all 29 wards
Ropar (15 Morinda municipal council seats)
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
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
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
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
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)
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 loses Moga MC elections
Malout: Total wards 27
Gidderbaha: Total wards 19
SAD boycotted election
Amritsar (Ajnala total wards: 15)
Amritsar (Rayya total wards: 13)
Amritsar (Jandiala total wards 15)
Patiala: Result of all 31 seats of Rajpura MC declared
Congress wins Amritsar Muncipal Corporation ward number 37 bypoll
Congress wins ward No 1 to 13
Majitha: Total wards: 13
Congress : 2
Nangal: Total wards 19
Congress : 15
— With agency inputs
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