BJP, Ally combine to win in 25 Haryana municipal bodies

BJP, Ally combine to win in 25 Haryana municipal bodies

“Of the 28 posts, the BJP won 12, the JJP two, the AAP one and Independents 13,” the official said.


The ruling BJP and JJP (Jannayak Janta Party) combine in Haryana has gained control of 25 of the 46 municipal agencies in the state for which recent elections were held.

The elections for the chairmanships in the 18 municipal councils and 28 municipal councils were held on Sunday.

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar congratulated the BJP candidates who won the election, claiming that the victory reflects the confidence of people in the party.

A senior State Election Commission official said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won 22 seats, the Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) three, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) one, the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) one while Independent candidates won 19 seats.

He said 10 of the 18 seats on the city council were occupied by the BJP. The JJP won one, the INLD one and independents six.

“Out of the 28 presidents of municipal committees, the BJP won 12, the JJP two, the AAP one and independents 13,” Inder Jeet, secretary of state election commission, told the news agency PTI.

While the BJP, the JJP, the INLD and the AAP fought the polls over their party symbols, Congress did not contest the elections. Some congressmen or party-backed candidates had gone to war as independents.

The AAP has opened its account by defeating the president of Ismailabad (Kurukshetra) City Council.

The Prime Minister of Haryana said that the people have regained their faith in the policies and programs undertaken by the BJP-led government.

“Congratulations to all the BJP candidates who won the local body elections. This victory of yours is a victory of the trust of people who have shown continuous commitment to the BJP since 2014 and 2019. This victory is dedicated to the hard-working workers of the party, “the prime minister said in a tweet.

Later, in conversation with reporters, he said he did not feel that the protests against the center “Agnipath” scheme for military recruitment did not affect the outcome of the municipal polls.

He said young people have realized that the regulation is in their and the country’s interest. Even the top officers of the armed forces and the government have detailed the benefits that will come with the scheme in the long run, Manohar Lal Khattar said.

He said the BJP-JJP candidates won 12 seats from areas represented in the assembly by members of Congress of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs).

At the congress that did not contest the polls, he said the opposition party ran away from the election campaign knowing that people would reject them.

Haryana BJP chief OP Dhankar said: “People have reaffirmed their faith in the programs and policies of both our state and center governments.” Deputy Prime Minister and JJP leader Dushyant Chautala said the ruling alliance emerged as a clear winner in these polls.

He claimed that the JJP’s turnout in urban areas had increased and that it had 24.62 percent of the vote in the eight seats it contested.

Dushyant Chautala said the ruling alliance had also won four seats in Meham, Jhajjar, Bahadurgarh and Gohana, areas considered a stronghold of former Prime Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.

He claimed that the candidates “supported” by Congress leader Randeep Singh lost Surjewala in Kaithal and Narwana.

Dushyant Chautala also said the alliance has won a few seats in the Mewat region.

Congressman Bhupinder Singh Hooda, however, said the BJP “has lost support, even in urban areas where it claims to be strong”.

The leader of the opposition in the state said that although Congress stayed away from the polls, local party leaders have extended their support to independent candidates in their respective territories.

“There were places where four to five local congressional workers also competed for each seat of the president (president). These independent candidates won 19 of the 46 seats of the city council and city council …,” he said. he in a statement.

“In terms of the share of the vote, the independent candidates received 52.2 percent of the vote against the 26.3 percent of the BJP in the cities,” he added.

“People rejected the BJP-JJP alliance in the elections. The victory of a large number of Independent candidates and the turnout they received showed that people are deeply angry with the achievements of the current government and made their discontent clear. have by the voice, “he said.

In the 90-member Haryana meeting, the BJP has 40 MLAs, the JJP 10 and Congress 31. The INLD and the Haryana Lokhit Party each have one MLA and seven are independent.

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