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Chandigarh civic polls: Large debut for AAP as birthday celebration defeats sitting mayor of BJP

By means of PTI

CHANDIGARH: Sitting mayor Ravi Kant Sharma of the BJP used to be defeated through AAP candidate Damanpreet Singh within the Chandigarh Municipal Company polls, consistent with effects declared thus far on Monday.

Counting of votes is underway for the election held right here on Friday.

Whilst the AAP has received 5 wards thus far, the Congress and the BJP have bagged two each and every.

Ravi Kant Sharma misplaced his seat to Damanpreet Singh from ward quantity 17 through a margin of 828 votes.

Former mayor and BJP candidate Davesh Moudgil misplaced to AAP’s Jasbir through 939 votes from ward quantity 21.

The Aam Aadmi Birthday celebration, which used to be contesting the Chandigarh Municipal Company polls for the primary time, used to be main in 3 wards, and the Congress in a single.

9 counting centres were arrange for 35 wards of the municipal company.

The choice of wards has greater from 26 in 2016 to 35 now.

Historically, the municipal election – held each and every 5 years – sees a locking of horns between the BJP and the Congress, however the access of the Aam Aadmi Birthday celebration made the competition this time triangular.

The Bharatiya Janata Birthday celebration (BJP) holds a majority within the present municipal frame.

Within the closing MC elections, the BJP had received 20 seats and its erstwhile best friend Shiromani Akali Dal one.

The Congress had controlled to win most effective 4 seats.

The BJP fought the election on plank of its “achievements” up to now 5 years.

Then again, the Congress and the AAP centered the BJP for allegedly failing to adopt construction paintings and criticised it over the town happening within the “Swachh Survekshan” (a rating for cleanliness) ratings.

The 2 events additionally centered the BJP for no longer resolving the problem of the Dadumajra dumping flooring but even so the ones of upward push in costs of very important commodities.

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