Cash-rich Ludhiana Municipal Corporation election: Congress wins at 62 out of 95 wards

Congress party has won 62 out of 95 wards in Ludhiana Municipal Corporation election held on 24 February, Saturday. The second position was occupied by Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) with 11 wards and BJP secured minority 10 wards. Aam Aadmi party-Lok insaaf won only eight wards while independent candidates won four wards.

A total of 494 candidates contested election of which 59% votes were given to Congress party with 57.66% female winner and 59.70% male winner.

Nine counting centres with 108 tables were deployed for the counting of the votes with high security around the centres.

Ludhiana Municipal corporation’s annual budget is assigned with an estimate of Rs 1,300 crore. It has been defamed by the allegation of firing, booth capturing and rigging.

Violence was seen on the day of voting at Ward number 75 when Akali Dal worker open fire followed by the clashes between supporters of Varsha Rampal, Congress candidate and Sukhwinder Kaur Bhinda, Akali dal candidate.

However, allegation of “widespread violence and intimidation” was registered against Congress by Shiromani Akali dal.

The key issues in the Ludhiana Municipal corporation election are water and sanitation with infrastructure.

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