Chandigarh: The BJP-Shiromani Akali Dal alliance today attained clear majority in the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation polls winning 20 out of the 26 wards.
BJP won in 20 wards, rival Congress 4 and Independent one, an election office spokesman said here.
Prominent among those who won were BJP Mayor Arun Sood, and Congress stalwart Devinder Singh Babla.
The overall polling percentage in the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation election was 59.54 per cent.
Election to 26 wards of the Municipal Corporation were seen as a litmus test for BJP and Congress post demonetisation.
Total 122 candidates, including 67 Independents, contested the polls.The total number of voters were 5,07,627, including 2,37,374 women voters.
Both Congress and BJP contested all 26 wards, while BSP had also put up candidates in the fray from 17 wards.
The Municipal Corporation has 36 members, of which 26 are elected councillors, nine are nominated councillors and one is an MP (ex-officio member of the House).
In the last House, BJP has 15 councillors, Congress has nine, BSP has one and one is Independent.
Congress had made demonetisation a major issue in the polls, with its city unit leaders saying the move was implemented without any “application of mind” and had put the public to “great hardships”. PTI
MC ELECTIONS: Final Results in Detail
Ward 1: Former Deputy Mayor and Congress candidate Harmohinder Singh Lucky loses by 280 votes from arch rival BJP candidate Mahesh Inder Sidhu.
Ward no 2: BJP’s former mayor Rajbala Malik wins by 960 votes.
Ward no 3: A Major jolt to the Congress, city chief Pradeep Chhabra’s wife Ritu Chhabra loses to the BJP nominee Ravi Kant Sharma.
Ward no 4: Another Congress heavyweight and former mayor Poonam Sharma loses to BJP’s Sunita Dhawan.
Ward no 5: Congress candidate Sheela Devi wins.
Ward no 6: BJP’s Farmila Devi wins.
Ward no 7: Third Congress former mayor Harphool Kalyan loses to BJP’s Rajesh Kalia.
Ward no 8: BJP Mayor Arun Sood wins by over 1,900 votes.
Ward no 9: Congress former deputy mayor Gurbax Rawat wins by over 2,000 votes.
Ward no 10: SAD opens account, deputy mayor Hardeep Singh wins by 3,500 votes.
Ward no 11: BJP candidate Satish Kainth wins by over 1,000 votes.
Ward no 12: BJP candidate Chandrawati Shukla wins by 800 votes.
Ward no 13: BJP’s former senior deputy mayor Heera Negi wins by 1,600 votes.
Ward no 14: BJP’s Kanwarjeet Singh Rana wins.
Ward no 15: Congress candidate Ravinder Kaur Gujral wins.
Ward 17: BJP’s Asha Jaswal wins.
Ward no 18: Congress heavyweight Davinder Babla wins, BJP’s Saurabh Joshi loses.
Ward no 19: BJP rebel Dalip Sharma wins as independent.
Ward no 20: Shakti Prakash Devshali wins, defeats Congress nominee Shashi Shankar Tiwari by 810 votes.
Ward 21: BJP candidate Gurpreet Dhillon wins. He defeated Congress nominee Jatinder Bhatia. Dhillon is former city BJYM president.
Ward no 22: BJP senior deputy mayor Davesh Moudgil wins by over 2,500 votes.
Ward No 23: Another Congress former mayor Kamlesh loses to Bharat Kumar of the BJP.
Ward 24: Anil Dubey of BJP wins by 5,000 votes.
Ward no 25: BJP’s Jagtar Singh wins by over 6,500 votes.
Ward no 26: BJP’s Vinod Aggarwal wins by over 2204 votes.
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