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Punjab Municipal Election Results 2021 Updates: Congress sweeps municipal corporation polls; verdict rejection of 'anti-farmer' Oppn, says CM

Punjab Municipal Election Results 2021 LIVE Updates: The ruling Congress won six municipal corporations in Punjab and emerged as the largest party in the seventh, and was leading in a majority of the 109 municipal councils and nagar panchayats

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Punjab Municipal Election Results 2021 Updates: Congress sweeps municipal corporation polls; verdict rejection of 'anti-farmer' Oppn, says CM

Ruling Congress workers are seen celebrating as the party won six of the seven municipal corporations in the civic polls in Punjab for which results were declared Wednesday. Twitter/@INCPunjab

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19:40 (ist)

Punjab Municipal Election Results 2021 LATEST Update

Congress leads in most wards in nagar panchayat and municipal councils

The results for the 109 nagar panchayat and municipal councils were still coming in, but in most places, the Congress had a lead.

As per NDTV in the final count till now, the Congress had won 1,199 of the 1,815 wards (municipal councils) and 281 of the 350 municipal corporation seats, with the SAD trailing at 289 and 33, respectively. The BJP had 38 and 20 while the AAP 57 and nine. The remaining went largely to independents and others.

18:54 (ist)

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People rejected Opposition's negative politics: Punjab Congress chief

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, reports PTI.

Shortly after the results were announced and it was clear that the Congress had put up a good show in the civic polls, 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", Jakhar told reporters here.

With the ruling Congress winning six municipal corporations and emerging as the leading party in another even as the result for Mohali was yet to be announced, Jakhar said people had rejected the negative politics of the opposition BJP, SAD and AAP.

People have given their fatwa and reposed their faith in the leadership of Amarinder Singh. The message is loud and clear. The credit of this victory goes to the people of Punjab and the able leadership of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh," he said.

Jakhar then expressed his support for Amarinder Singh as the party's chief ministerial candidate for the next assembly elections. Punjab goes to the polls in early 2022.

18:47 (ist)

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Congress bags 45 out of 50 wards in Kapurthala

The Congress has secured 45 of the 50 wards in the Kapurthala municipal corporation, reported The Tribune. Three seats went to the Shiromani Akali Dal, while Independents won 2. In Abohar, the Congress bagged 49 of the 50 seats and one went to the Shiromani Akali Dal.

17:18 (ist)

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Congress leading in majority of 109 Nagar panchayat and municipal councils polls

The results for the 109 Nagar panchayat and municipal councils are still coming in, but in most places, the Congress had a lead, as per NDTV. The Congress party's Punjab chief, Sunil Jakhar, said people had rejected the "negative politics" of parties like the BJP, SAD, and AAP. "We contested on the development agenda. This victory will embolden our workers to work hard," Jakhar told reporters.

14:30 (ist)

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Congress wins all seven municipal corporations, says report

The Congress won in all seven municipal corporations in the Punjab local body polls, reported NDTV. The party bagged all the civic bodies for which the results were declared on Wednesday: Moga, Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala, Abohar, Pathankot, Batala, and Bathinda.

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Feb 17, 2021 - 19:40 (IST)

Punjab Municipal Election Results 2021 LATEST Update

Congress leads in most wards in nagar panchayat and municipal councils

The results for the 109 nagar panchayat and municipal councils were still coming in, but in most places, the Congress had a lead.

As per NDTV in the final count till now, the Congress had won 1,199 of the 1,815 wards (municipal councils) and 281 of the 350 municipal corporation seats, with the SAD trailing at 289 and 33, respectively. The BJP had 38 and 20 while the AAP 57 and nine. The remaining went largely to independents and others.

Feb 17, 2021 - 18:54 (IST)

Punjab Municipal Election Results 2021 LATEST Update

People rejected Opposition's negative politics: Punjab Congress chief

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, reports PTI.

Shortly after the results were announced and it was clear that the Congress had put up a good show in the civic polls, 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", Jakhar told reporters here.

With the ruling Congress winning six municipal corporations and emerging as the leading party in another even as the result for Mohali was yet to be announced, Jakhar said people had rejected the negative politics of the opposition BJP, SAD and AAP.

People have given their fatwa and reposed their faith in the leadership of Amarinder Singh. The message is loud and clear. The credit of this victory goes to the people of Punjab and the able leadership of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh," he said.

Jakhar then expressed his support for Amarinder Singh as the party's chief ministerial candidate for the next assembly elections. Punjab goes to the polls in early 2022.

Feb 17, 2021 - 18:47 (IST)

Punjab Municipal Election Results 2021 LATEST Update

Congress bags 45 out of 50 wards in Kapurthala

The Congress has secured 45 of the 50 wards in the Kapurthala municipal corporation, reported The Tribune. Three seats went to the Shiromani Akali Dal, while Independents won 2. In Abohar, the Congress bagged 49 of the 50 seats and one went to the Shiromani Akali Dal.

Feb 17, 2021 - 18:14 (IST)

Punjab Municipal Election Results 2021 LATEST Update

Amarinder Singh hails Congress' 'spectacular victory'

Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday hailed the Congress party's 'spectacular victory' in the state municipal polls as not just a validation of his government's development-oriented policies and programmes but also a total rejection of the 'anti-people actions' of the major opposition parties, namely SAD, AAP and BJP, reports Times Of India.

Feb 17, 2021 - 18:00 (IST)

Punjab Municipal Election Results 2021 LATEST Update

Congress wins BJP bastion Pathankot, bags 37 of 50 wards

In a major set back to the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP), the Congress clinched Pathankot by a big margin in the state local body elections.

Despite the BJP holding the mayor post in Pathankot, it could win only 11 seats in the Municipal Corporation elections for which voting were held on Sunday and results were declared today.

The Congress won 37 seats out of the total 50. The BJP also lost in neighbouring Saujanpur, another stronghold of the party. Here, the Congress won eight seats out of total 15 seats, and the BJP won five.

Feb 17, 2021 - 17:30 (IST)

Punjab Municipal Election Results 2021 LATEST Update

Congress wins big in Majha, defeats BJP in Pathankot

The ruling Congress swept the civic body elections in the Majha region, comprising Amritsar, Gurdaspur, Pathankot and Taran districts, by winning 13 of the 16 municipalities, reports The Hindustan Times.

Three civic bodies, namely the Majitha nagar council, Qadian nagar council and Ajnala nagar panchayat, were won by the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD).

Feb 17, 2021 - 17:18 (IST)

Punjab Municipal Election Results 2021 LATEST Update

Congress leading in majority of 109 Nagar panchayat and municipal councils polls

The results for the 109 Nagar panchayat and municipal councils are still coming in, but in most places, the Congress had a lead, as per NDTV. The Congress party's Punjab chief, Sunil Jakhar, said people had rejected the "negative politics" of parties like the BJP, SAD, and AAP. "We contested on the development agenda. This victory will embolden our workers to work hard," Jakhar told reporters.

Feb 17, 2021 - 17:03 (IST)

Punjab Municipal Election Results 2021 LATEST Update

Independents win 60 wards, Congress wins 47 in Jalandhar

The results of 6 Municipal Councils and 2 Nagar Panchayats in Jalandhar district have been announced. Elections were held in 110 wards in Jalandhar district. Independent candidates have won on 60 seats, Congress 47, Akali Dal 1, BSP 1 and BJP 1 as per Financial Times.

Feb 17, 2021 - 16:52 (IST)

Punjab Municipal Election Results 2021 LATEST Updates

Congress wins six of seven municipal corporations in Punjab urban body polls

The ruling Congress won six of the seven municipal corporations in the civic polls in Punjab for which results were declared Wednesday, officials told PTI. The Congress won in Bathinda, Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala, Abohar, Batala and Pathankot.

The result for the seventh corporation was expected later in the day. The counting of votes for yet another corporation will take place on Thursday.

The outcome of the elections held against the backdrop of the farmers' agitation against the BJP-led government at the Centre has come as a boost for the Congress, which is also eyeing to win the assembly elections due early next year.

The Shiromani Akali Dal, the Aam Aadmi party and the Bharatiya Janata Party failed to make a mark in the elections for the municipal corporations.

Feb 17, 2021 - 16:40 (IST)

Punjab Municipal Election Results 2021 LATEST Updates

Results indication of changing times: Deepender Hooda

Congratulating Punjab CM Amarinder Sigh, Congress leader Deepender Hooda said that results of the Municipal Corporation election in the state are and an indication of "changing times". He also took a dig at BJP saying that the results are 'Mann ki Baat' of farmers and youths.

Punjab Municipal Election Results 2021 LATEST Updates: The ruling Congress won six municipal corporations in Punjab and emerged as the largest party in the seventh, and was leading in a majority of the 109 municipal councils and nagar panchayats

The Punjab CM hailed the Congress' 'spectacular victory' in the state municipal polls as not just a validation of his govt's development-oriented policies but a rejection of the 'anti-people actions' of Opposition parties

Despite holding the mayor post in Pathankot, the BJP could win only 11 wards in the Municipal Corporation election, voting for which were held on Sunday and results were declared today

The ruling Congress won six of the seven municipal corporations in the civic polls in Punjab for which results were declared Wednesday, officials told PTI. The Congress won in Bathinda, Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala, Abohar, Batala and Pathankot.

As per media reports, the Congress party bagged Moga, Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala, Abohar, Pathankot, Batala, and Bathinda municipal corporations while results for Mohali is likely to be declared tomorrow following repolling at two booths today.

Congress registered a win in Bathinda after 53 years. The Bathinda Lok Sabha constituency is represented by Harsimrat Badal of the Shiromani Akali Dal, who recently parted ways with long-time ally BJP following the unrest kicked up among the state's farmers by the Centre's three new farm laws.

The Congress won in all seven municipal corporations in the Punjab local body polls, reported NDTV. The party bagged all the civic bodies for which the results were declared on Wednesday: Moga, Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala, Abohar, Pathankot, Batala, and Bathinda.

Congress has won 8 out of 15 wards in Sujanpur municipal council in Pathankot district, BJP has won five seats while independent candidates win two seats.

In Derabassi municipal corporation, SAD took the second spot after winning in three of the total 19 wards. The BJP managed win in only one seat.

In Moga, Independent candidates won 10 wards, while the AAP and the BJP wins four and one wards respectively.

The ruling party in the state is also leading in nine out of 15 seats in Doraha and ten out of 15 wards in Samrala.

The civic body polls hold greater significance amid the farmers' agitation against the new agri reforms, as majority of the protesters belong to Punjab.

The Punjab election commission on Tuesday ordered repolling at two booths of the SAS Nagar municipal corporation on 17 February after receiving reports of irregularities during voting on 14 February, when elections were held for over hundred civic bodies in the state.

The order comes on a day repolling was conducted in three booths of the Patran and the Samana municipal councils in Patiala following reports of electronic voting machines being damaged by some miscreants.

The Punjab State Election Commission (PSEC) will begin counting of votes today (17 February, Wednesday) for 2,302 wards in 117 civic bodies, polling for which was held on 14 February (Sunday).

However, the result of the SAS Nagar municipal corporation is likely to be announced later as the Punjab election commission has announced repolling at two booths of the municipal corporation, and counting of votes are scheduled to take place on 18 February.

The decision was announced on a day repolling was conducted in three booths of the Patran and the Samana municipal councils in Patiala following reports of electronic voting machines being damaged by some miscreants.

A total of 9,222 candidates are in the fray for the elections to 2,302 wards of eight municipal corporations of Abohar, Bathinda Batala, Kapurthala, Mohali, Hoshiarpur, Pathankot and Moga, 109 municipal councils and nagar panchayats.

Of the total candidates, 2,832 are independents, 2,037 from the ruling Congress while 1,569 are SAD nominees. The BJP, AAP and BSP fielded 1,003, 1,606 and 160 candidates, respectively.

The State Election Commission (SEC) had set up 4,102 polling stations, of which 1,708 were declared as sensitive and 861 as hypersensitive. Around 7,000 electronic voting machines (EVMs) were used for voting.

The PSEC on Tuesday also ordered deputy commissioners to appoint micro observers for vote counting of sensitive and hypersensitive wards.

On the counting of votes, the Commission ordered to depute IAS, PCS or other senior officials as micro observers in sensitive and hypersensitive wards. Opposition parties have accused the ruling Congress in Punjab of capturing booths and indulging in violence.

The civic body polls are considered crucial as these were the first electoral battle after the farmers' agitation began over the Central government's farm laws.

The BJP and SAD are contesting the election alone after the latter exited the National Democratic Alliance over the contentious farm laws.

While the election results would show whether or not SAD has been able to convert its exit from the NDA, and by distancing itself from the farm laws and the BJP, into political capital, for the BJP it's going to be a referendum on the farm laws which have seen thousands of farmers from Punjab and neighbouring states protesting outside Delhi since late November 2020.

As for Congress, the local body polls is another test for Chief Minister Amarinder Singh's policies as well its support for the ongoing farmers' protest.

Repolling ordered at 2 polling booths in Punjab's SAS Nagar

The Punjab election commission on Tuesday ordered repolling at two booths of the SAS Nagar municipal corporation on 17 February after receiving reports of irregularities during voting on 14 February.

The order comes on a day repolling was conducted in three booths of the Patran and the Samana municipal councils in Patiala following reports of electronic voting machines being damaged by some miscreants.

"The PSEC received reports of irregularities during polling from the sub-divisional magistrate-cum-returning officer through the deputy commissioner-cum-district election officer of SAS Nagar," an official spokesperson said.

They sought repolling at booth number 32 and 33 of ward number 10 of Sahibzada Ajit Singh of the SAS Nagar Municipal Corporation, the PSEC spokesperson said.

The commission announced to nullify the earlier polling conducted in these booths and ordered repolling on 17 February from 8 am to 4 pm. The counting for the entire municipal corporation of SAS Nagar will take place on 18 February, the spokesperson said.

Repolling was held at three booths of the municipal councils of Patran and Samana in Patiala on Tuesday. Patiala deputy commissioner-cum-district election officer Kumar Amit said that 87.72 percent voting was registered at polling booth number 11 of ward number 8 in Patran.

He said that 57.72 percent voter turnout was recorded at polling booth number 22 and 23 of ward number 11 in Samana.

When and where to watch Punjab civic body poll results

Readers can track the latest updates and news on the Punjab Municipal Election Result 2021 by following the election result Live blog on firstpost.com.

The Punjab Municipal Election Result 2021 LIVE blog will provide information regarding candidates, their status in the elections and other news and analysis.

Readers can also visit the Punjab Election Commission's website pbsec.gov.in for election results.

Voting concluded on 14 Feb amid skirmishes

Over 70 percent voting was recorded in the elections to over a hundred civic bodies in Punjab on Sunday amid stray incidents of skirmishes at some places.

The Opposition parties had accused the Congress of indulging in violence and misusing government machinery, a charge denied by the ruling party.

According to a spokesperson of the Punjab State Election Commission, 71.39 percent turnout was recorded in the elections, polling for which was held from 8 am to 4 pm. The highest turnout of 82.99 percent was recorded in Mansa district while the lowest was in SAS Nagar at 60.08 percent.

According to officials, seven people were injured in Rupnagar after workers of the ruling Congress and the Shiromani Akali Dal clashed following a heated argument in Ward No.1 there.

Skirmishes and scuffles between activists of the Congress and the Opposition parties were also reported from Batala, Rajpura, Tarn Taran, Bathinda, Gurdaspur, Samana, Rupnagar, Nabha, Nangal, Mohali and Ferozepur.

In Kapurthala's Sultanpur Lodhi, an Akali worker was injured in a clash with Congress supporters. The SAD workers alleged that Congress supporters tried to control the polling booth. They alleged that ruling party activists fired in the air.

As many as 19,000 police personnel were deployed to ensure free and fair elections, an official said. Voters were also screened with thermal scanners at polling booths in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The officials said the state has 39,15,280 voters, including 20,49,777 males, 18,65,354 females and 149 transgenders.

With inputs from PTI

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