Chandigarh Municipal Corporation Election Results 2021 Live News, Chandigarh Nagar Nigam Election Results 2021 Live Updates:
As per the results released by the State Election Commission, the AAP has won 14 seats, followed by the BJP with 12 seats, Congress eight and the Shiromani Akali Dal in one seat in the 35-member Chandigarh Municipal Corporation elections.
AAP leader Raghav Chadha, congratulating the party on its lead, said this reflected the upcoming results in the Punjab assembly elections. “This was just the trailer,” he said.
Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia on Chandigarh Municipal Corporation poll results, “AAP is contesting elections there for the first time and according to the current trends, the people of Chandigarh have given us a grand welcome. I want to thank every voter & party worker for this.”
BJP candidate Kuljeet Singh Sandhu wins Ward no 14; celebration outside the counting station in Sector 11.
Harpreet Kaur Babla, wife of leader of opposition Devinder Singh Babla, wins by 3,103 votes from Ward 10. It is the highest winning margin so far.
Sitting mayor Ravi Kant Sharma of the BJP was defeated by AAP candidate Damanpreet Singh in the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation polls, according to results declared so far on Monday.
Counting of votes is underway for the election held here on Friday.
While the AAP has won five wards so far, the Congress and the BJP have bagged two each.
Ravi Kant Sharma lost his seat to Damanpreet Singh from ward number 17 by a margin of 828 votes.
Former mayor and BJP candidate Davesh Moudgil lost to AAP’s Jasbir by 939 votes from ward number 21.
The Aam Aadmi Party, which was contesting the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation polls for the first time, was leading in three wards, and the Congress in one.
Nine counting centres have been set up for 35 wards of the municipal corporation.
The number of wards has increased from 26 in 2016 to 35 now.
Traditionally, the municipal election – held every five years – sees a locking of horns between the BJP and the Congress, but the entry of the Aam Aadmi Party made the contest this time triangular.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) holds a majority in the current municipal body.
In the last MC elections, the BJP had won 20 seats and its erstwhile ally Shiromani Akali Dal one. The Congress had managed to win only four seats.
The BJP fought the election on plank of its ”achievements” in the past five years.
On the other hand, the Congress and the AAP targeted the BJP for allegedly failing to undertake development work and criticised it over the city going down in the ”Swachh Survekshan” (a ranking for cleanliness) rankings.
The two parties also targeted the BJP for not resolving the issue of the Dadumajra dumping ground besides those of rise in prices of essential commodities.
Chandigarh MC Poll 2021 Results Live: Counting Centres | Ward-wise
- From ward 1-4: Government Home Science College, Sector 10
- From ward 5-8: Chandigarh College of Engineering and Technology, Sector 26
- Ward 9-12: Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 18 (ward 9 to 12)
- Ward 13-16: Post Graduate College, Sector 11
- Ward 17-20: Government College for Education (ward 17 to 20)
- Ward 21-24: Chandigarh Institute of Hotel Management, Sector 42 (ward 21 to 24)
- Ward 25-28: Post Graduate College for Girls, Sector 42 (25 to 28)
- Ward 29-31: Government College of Commerce and Business Administration, Sector 50
- Ward 33-25: Post Graduate College, Sector 46