Punjab Municipal Election Results Live: The counting for the entire municipal corporation of SAS Nagar will take place on February 18. (PTI)
Punjab Municipal Election 2021 Results Live Update: The initial trends have confirmed a loss of face for the BJP in the municipal corporation/council elections as ruling Congress and the saffron party’s former ally Shiromani Akali Dal managed to win big in the polls. It’s evident from the results that the ongoing farmers’ protest have dented the BJP’s chances in the polls. According to latest reports, results for all Municipal Councils of Amritsar District have been announced. Congress have won 3 Municipal Councils – Raiya, Jandiala and Ramdas while Shiromani Akali Dal have won two Municipal Councils namely Majitha and Ajnala. Counting of votes for 2,252 wards of seven municipal corporations and 109 municipal councils and nagar panchayats is underway in Punjab today. Initial trends have shown that Shiromani Akali Dal is leading in many municipal councils and corporation with Congress giving a tough fight to it. Though the elections were held on February 14 for 2,302 wards of eight municipal corporations, the Punjab election commission has ordered repolling at two booths of the SAS Nagar municipal corporation today after receiving reports of irregularities during voting. There is 50 wards in the SAS Nagar municipal corporation. The counting of votes for SAS Nagar municipal corporation will be held tomorrow.
There were 9,222 candidates in the fray and 71.39 per cent turnout was recorded in the polls for the civic bodies. Repolling was held at three booths of the municipal councils of Patran and Samana in Patiala yesterday and its results will be announced today. Patiala deputy commissioner-cum-district election officer Kumar Amit said that 87.72 per cent voting was registered at polling booth number 11 of ward number 8 in Patran. He said that 57.72 per cent voter turnout was recorded at polling booth number 22 and 23 of ward number 11 in Samana.