MCG elections: BJP gets the numbers

Gurgaon BJP MP Rao Inderjit Singh said, “Mistake in distributing party tickets was the reason for the BJP’s poor performance in the elections.”

By: Express News Service | Gurgaon | Published: September 28, 2017 4:00 am

Despite securing only 14 of 35 seats in the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) elections, the BJP is likely to determine the members of the civic body’s board, after it managed to get six councillors, who won their seats as independent candidates, into the fold.

At a press conference in Gurgaon Wednesday, Gurgaon BJP MP Rao Inderjit Singh announced that the BJP had managed to secure the support of six independent candidates — Dinesh Saini, Naveen Dahiya, Ashwani Sharma, Rajni Dalip Sahni, Sunita Yadav and Kuldeep Bohra.

G L Sharma, senior BJP leader and member of the MCG Election Committee, had said that several of the Independent candidates who won the elections had first approached the BJP for tickets, but since the party could only field 35 candidates, they had to contest as Independents.

Confirming this, Singh said, “Mistake in distributing party tickets was the reason for the BJP’s poor performance in the elections.”

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