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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Punjab civic polls


With BJP losing Punjab polls, Haryana panchayat polls likely to get delayed

February 19, 2021 4:34 am

Now, it is believed, the BJP-JJP government doesn’t want to take risk to hold the election at a time when the agitator farmers have made movement of alliance leaders in the state difficult particularly for the public meetings.

Drubbing puts question mark on BJP’s 2022 Assembly poll prospect

February 19, 2021 4:17 am

BJP central leadership has, meanwhile, dismissed the assumption that the poor showing in civic body polls would harm the prospects of BJP in 2022 assembly elections.

BJP ex-minster’s wife loses in Hoshiarpur, Cong rebel wins in Nawanshahr

February 18, 2021 5:26 am

In 2015 elections, Rakesh Sud had contested from ward number 7 but this time ward number seven was reserved. There was lot of resentment against the BJP here. Protesters had even thrown dung in the house of Sud on the first day of this year.

In Doaba, Cong wins 61% seats, Independents bag second spot

February 18, 2021 5:20 am

SAD bagged just 5.2 per cent of the total local body seats that went to polls in Doaba, BJP won 2.2 per cent, while AAP got 3 per cent.

In 50-member Moga MC House, Congress wins just 20 seats, SAD 15

February 18, 2021 9:57 am

In 2015, when Moga MC had its first elections, SAD-BJP, who were then alliance partners, had won 32 seats (SAD 24 and BJP 8), Congress had won just one seat and 17 were won by the Independents. 

CPI-backed Independents win 12 out of 13 seats

February 18, 2021 11:10 am

One AAP candidate, Gamdoor Singh, had contested on party symbol but lost. So, 12 candidates backed by CPI won, and even the 13th winner was an Independent.

Independents perform better than Oppn nominees

February 18, 2021 4:58 am

Apart from this, the major victory of Independents was recorded in Ropar where 39 Independents were declared winners and in Sangrur, 31 Independents got elected.

Punjab CM hails civic poll results

February 18, 2021 4:56 am

The Chief Minister said the people of the state had clearly and unequivocally denounced the divisive, undemocratic, unconstitutional and regressive agendas of the three parties.

Punjab civic poll results underscored people’s angst with BJP: Captain Amarinder Singh

February 17, 2021 6:33 pm

In the final count, the Congress had won 1,199 of the 1,815 wards (municipal councils) and 281 of the 350 municipal corporation seats, with SAD trailing at 289 and 33, BJP at 38 and 20, and AAP at 57 and nine, while the remaining went largely to independents and BSP (K) and CPI winning in 13 and 12 wards respectively.

71% turnout in Punjab civic polls, clashes at many places

February 15, 2021 5:36 am

In Majha, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) local leader Manbir Singh was admitted in hospital with bullet injury in leg in Patti. He alleged that Congress members attempted to capture the booth and he was shot at as he objected to the same.