The Congress party has won all the seven municipal corporations in Punjab for which the results were declared today. The party has won Abohar, Bathinda, Kapurthala, Hoshiarpur, Pathankot, Moga and Batla.
A total of 9,222 candidates were in the fray for the seven corporations and 109 municipal councils in the state that went to polls on Fenruary 14. Mohali's results will be declared only tomorrow.
The Punjab State Election Commission (SEC) on Tuesday ordered repolling at two polling booths of SAS Nagar municipal corporation on February 17 after receiving reports of irregularities during polling on February 14.
This is apart from the three polling booths of municipal councils of Patran and Samana in Patiala where repolling was held on Tuesday following reports of EVMs being damaged on February 14.
The commission announced to nullify the earlier polling conducted in these booths and ordered repolling on February 17 from 8 am to 4 pm in these two booths.
The counting for the entire municipal corporation of SAS Nagar will take place on February 18.
Over 70 per cent voting was recorded in the elections to over hundred civic bodies in Punjab on Sunday amid stray incidents of skirmishes at some places.
Here are the live updates on Punjab Municipal Election Results 2021:
Buoyed by the Congress' victory in the civic polls in Punjab, the party's state unit chief Sunil Jakhar on Wednesday said people had rejected the opposition's "negative politics" and backed the ruling outfit's development agenda, as he rooted for a second term for Chief Minister Amarinder Singh following the assembly elections next year, reported news agency PTI. Shortly after the results were announced and it was clear that the Congress had put up a good show in the civic polls, Mr Jakhar made the announcement of "Captain for 2022". "I would like to launch a campaign "Captain for 2022". Only he can steer the ship of the state through these turbulent times when Punjab is being discriminated against by the BJP-led Centre," Mr Jakhar told reporters in Chandigarh.
Congress has swept the Punjab Municipal polls. BJP & AAP draw a blank. Even Akali Dal virtually wiped out. Undoubtedly the effect of Farm laws & Farmers movement. Wait & see what happens in UP next year- Prashant Bhushan (@pbhushan1) February 17, 2021
पंजाब नगर निगम चुनाव में असाधारण जीत के लिए @INCPunjab, मुख्यमंत्री श्री @capt_amarinder जी समेत प्रदेश कांग्रेस कमिटी के सभी सदस्यों को ढेरों शुभकामनाएँ।- Deepender S Hooda (@DeependerSHooda) February 17, 2021
ये नतीजे 'बदलते वक्त' के सूचक हैं, ये किसान-मज़दूर-व्यापारी-कर्मचारी-नौजवान की 'मन की बात' है।
Congress wins six of seven municipal corporations in Punjab civic body polls, reported news agency PTI, quoting officials.
Hearty congratulations to all @Akali_Dal_ candidates, irrespective of votes, you are all winners! The results show that despite harrassment, violence & booth capturing, SAD will form the govt in 2022 & those officials who indulged in malpractices should start counting their days. pic.twitter.com/9pG4t8W1F9- Harsimrat Kaur Badal (@HarsimratBadal_) February 17, 2021
History has been made today!- Manpreet Singh Badal (@MSBADAL) February 17, 2021
Bathinda will get a Congress Mayor for the 1st time in 53 years!
Thank you to ALL Bathinda residents.
Congratulations to the people of Bathinda for a spectacular victory.
Kudos to all Congress candidates and workers, who toiled for this day. pic.twitter.com/Xvczq5MjfU
Congress wins Moga, Kapurthala and Hoshiarpur Municipal Corporations
In Hoshiarpur, the wife of former BJP cabinet minister Tikshan Sood has lost. Hoshiarpur is the constituency of BJP MP and Union Minister Som Prakash.
Shiromani Akali Dal has won 10 of 13 wards in Majitha Nagar council, Congress has won two and an independent candidate won the remaining one seat.
An official spokesperson of the State Election Commission said reports were received from the Returning Officer (RO) of Patran that some accused damaged the electronic voting machine (EVM) at polling booth number 11 of ward number 8.