Punjab Municipal Election Results 2021 Live Updates: In a landslide victory in the civic body elections Wednesday, the Congress won 1,399 of the 2,165 municipal wards, and six of the eight municipal corporations. The results were a big boost for Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, with the elections seen as “semi-finals” for the Assembly polls due early next year.
The outcome of the elections are significant as it comes amid farmers’ protests in the state and during the last year of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s government. Over 70 per cent of the electorate turned up to vote on February 14. (The Indian Express analyses how Punjab voted)
The results showed that the anger against the farm laws continues to singe the Akali Dal despite it severing its ties with the BJP and giving up a Union Cabinet berth.
The State Election Commission had ordered re-polling in two booths of the SAS Nagar municipal corporation after reports of irregularities during voting; the results will be declared on Thursday.