In the mayoral elections held on Sunday, the BJP received Panchkula, whereas the Congress and the Haryana Jan Chetna Party bagged Sonipat and Ambala, respectively
Chandigarh: In a setback on Wednesday, the ruling BJP-JJP mix in Haryana may win solely one in all three mayoral seats for which elections have been held not too long ago.
The mayoral elections within the cities of Ambala, Panchkula and Sonipat have been held on Sunday.
While the BJP struggled to a win in Panchkula, the Congress and the Haryana Jan Chetna Party (HJCP) bagged mayoral posts in Sonipat and Ambala, respectively.
It was for the primary time that direct elections have been held for mayoral posts within the three cities.
The setback for the ruling coalition has come within the wake of the BJP sweeping mayor’s polls in 5 Haryana cities two years in the past.
In 2018, the get together had received mayoral polls in Hisar, Karnal, Panipat, Rohtak and Yamunanagar.
In November, the ruling mix had didn’t win the Baroda Assembly bypolls in Sonipat, with the Congress retaining the seat.
For the put up of mayor in Ambala, HJCP’s Shakti Rani Sharma, spouse of former Union minister Venod Sharma, emerged as a shock winner, defeating Vandana Sharma of the BJP by a margin of 8,084 votes.
The Congress candidate ended up on the fourth spot, officers mentioned.
The win got here as a lift to the Venod Sharma-led get together, which tasted its first win after the 2014 Haryana Assembly ballot debacle.
Shakti Rani Sharma mentioned her victory was on account of individuals’s “love and support”. When one’s intent is obvious, individuals again you, she mentioned.
Kulbushan Goyal of the BJP might be Panchkula’s new mayor. He defeated Congress’ Upinder Kaur Ahluwalia by 2,057 votes.
For the elections to the mayor’s put up in Panchkula, 1,333 voters exercised the NOTA possibility.
The Congress received the Sonipat mayoral polls. The get together’s Nikhil Madaan defeated BJP’s Lalit Batra by 13,818 votes.
Polls have been additionally held to elect councilors of all wards within the three cities. Voting was additionally held to elect the president and members of the municipal council in Rewari and the municipal committees of Sampla (Rohtak), Dharuhera (Rewari) and Ukalana (Hisar).
In the Ambala MC polls, the BJP received eight of the 20 seats, HJCP 7, Congress three and Haryana Democratic Front 2.
In Sonipat, the BJP received 10 wards and the Congress 9. On one seat, an Independent emerged victorious.
In Panchkula, the BJP and the Congress received 9 and 7 seats, respectively. The JJP received two.
The put up of the Rewari municipal council chairperson was bagged by BJP’s Poonam Yadav, who defeated Independent candidate Upma Yadav by 2,087 votes. The Congress slipped to the third spot right here.
The BJP-JJP mix didn’t bag posts of president in three municipal committees of Dharuhera, Sampla and Uklana, the place Independents reaped features.
Kanwar Singh received from Dharuhera, defeating one other Independent candidate Deena Ram. In Sampla, Pooja defeated BJP’s Sonu whereas Sushil Sahu Wala defeated JJP’s Mahender Soni in Uklana.
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