With the ongoing farmers’ protests Punjab went into municipal corporation elections in its 8 districts on February 17. The districts conducted re-elections in which the Congress party has come out to victorious in seven out of eight districts in the results declared on February 18.
The eight districts which underwent the elections include Bhatinda, Pathankot, Kapurthala, Hoshiarpur, Abohar, Mohali, Batala and Moga out of which Congress has made through all except Moga.
In numbers Congress has won total 271 out of 350 municipal corporation seats and 1,399 out of 2,165 wards in municipal councils. Congress has won remarkably in Bhatinda where it will be electing a mayor after 53 years.
In the final count, the Congress won 1,399 of the 2,165 wards in municipal councils and 271 of the 350 municipal corporation seats. The party has won remarkably in Bhatinda where it will be electing a mayor after 53 years.
However, Bhatinda is the bastion for Shiromani Akali Dal.
Meanwhile, BJP has seen a worst lost with just 20 seats in municipal corporation and 38 wards in municipal councils which clearly shows the impact of farm laws on the power.
The other seats were won by Aam Aadmi Party which stood at 9 and 57, and Shiromani Akali Dal which stood at 33 and 289.