Haryana Municipal Election Results 2018 Highlights: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has won all five cities including Hisar, Karnal, Panipat, Rohtak and Yamunanagar. The saffron party made a landslide victory in Panipat. The counting concluded with BJP’s win in all five cities including Hisar, Karnal, Panipat, Rohtak and Yamunanagar. Meanwhile, counting of voters to elect a new Municipal Corporation for which elections were held on Sunday is underway amid tight security. As per the initial trends, the ruling BJP of Manohar Lal Khattar is leading in five municipal corporations and two municipal committees. The elections were held on December 16 that saw a total turn out of 69% in five municipal corporations – Hisar, Karnal, Panipat, Rohtak and Yamunanagar and two municipal committees, namely Jakhal Mandi in Fatehabad and Punri in Kaithal.
According to the state election commission, the entire voting was conducted through EVMs and there were no reports of malfunctioning from anywhere. The poll body said that elaborate security arrangements have been for peaceful conduct of counting of votes.
BJP's Avneet has won the Panipat seat with 1,26,321 votes. His opponent Independent candidate Anshu Pahwa got 51,381. The saffron party's candidate contesting on Yamunanagar seat, Madan Singh also registered victory with a margin of 40,000 votes.
As many as 59 candidates are in fray for the seats of mayor. This includes 40 men and 19 women. The elections were held on Sunday and counting of votes is currently underway amid tight security.
For municipal corporation, there are 592 candidates (322 men and 270 women) in the fray while a total of 89 candidates (35 men and 54 women) contested the election to the municipal committees in Jakhal Mandi and Pundri.
The state election commission announced that total turn out in Haryana municipal election was 69.39%. The BJP, Congress, INLD and BSP are in the fray. While the BJP has fielded candidates across all wards, the opposition parties are contesting in an agreement and supporting each others' candidates.
According to Haryana State Election Commission, in the just held local elections, there were 14,01,454 electorate eligible to cast their votes (7,44,468 are men and 6,56,986 women). Polling was held for 136 wards for the seats of mayor and members of municipal corporations and municipal committees.
The five municipal corporations where polling was held on Sunday are Hisar, Karnal, Panipat, Rohtak and Yamunanagar. The two municipal committees -- Jakhal Mandi in Fatehabad and Pundri in Kaithal also went to polls on Sunday.