The Congress party has won six of seven municipal corporations in Punjab civic body polls that went to the polls on February 14, news agency PTI reported quoting officials.
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 Mohali Municipal Corporation will take place on Thursday.
The polls were held to over 117 civic bodies in the state, including eight municipal corporations and 109 municipal councils. A total of 9,222 candidates contested the polls.
History has been made today!
Bathinda will get a Congress Mayor for the 1st time in 53 years!
Thank you to ALL Bathinda residents.
Congratulations to the people of Bathinda for a spectacular victory.
Kudos to all Congress candidates and workers, who toiled for this day. pic.twitter.com/Xvczq5MjfU
— Manpreet Singh Badal (@MSBADAL) February 17, 2021
Meanwhile, Sunil Jakhar, President of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC), said, “We want to congratulate all the workers of Punjab Government, Congress workers are behind this win, and all the people of Punjab from different sectors justified with their vote that who is good for Punjab. Those who see the old days of Punjab knew about Captain Amrinder Singh’s leadership. They have voted for us,” Jakhar said.
Jakhar further said that the people of Punjab know how to take their rights in a democratic manner.
“We have given a reply to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and opposition parties with peace. Punjab knew how to take his right in a democratic manner. BJP’s high command ignored people’s feelings. We will work hard in future and I would like to launch campaign 2022,” he added.
“People have selected Congress in seven out of seven municipal corporations in the state. However, the result of Mohali corporation is awaited due to re-polling. Out of 109 municipal councils, the results have come for 104 out of which people have selected us in 98 of them,” Jakhar claimed.
“People have given a strong reply to the political parties who ignored the problems of the people and tried to defame Punjab,” he added.