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Congress sweeps Punjab Municipal Elections, will get first Mayor in Bathinda after 53 years


New Delhi: The Congress social gathering on Wednesday (February 17) received seven municipal firms in Punjab native physique polls, bagging all of the our bodies at Moga, Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala, Abohar, Pathankot, Batala, and Bathinda.

In response to reviews, the social gathering received Bathinda municipal polls after 53 years, whereas Mohali’s outcomes might be introduced on Thursday.

Notably, the Bathinda Lok Sabha seat is represented by Harsimrat Badal of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD). She just lately parted methods with its long-time ally BJP following the variations over new agri legal guidelines.

Congress MLA and state finance minister, Manpreet Singh Badal, represents the Bathinda city meeting seat. He’s additionally a cousin of SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal, making the polls a status battle this time.

The counting of votes 2,302 wards of seven municipal firms and 109 municipal council-Nagar panchayats began on Wednesday morning.

The civic physique elections had been hotly contested by the 4 important political events, particularly, Congress, Aam Aadmi Celebration (AAP), Shiromani Akali Dal and Bharatiya Janata Celebration (BJP) amid the farmers’ ongoing protests over the Central authorities’s new agri legal guidelines.

The native physique polls are being thought of as a ‘referendum’ on the brand new farm legal guidelines.

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