Haryana MC Election Results Live, Haryana Municipal Election Results 2020 HIGHLIGHTS: The ruling BJP and JJP have suffered setback in local body polls in Haryana.
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Haryana Municipal Corporation Election Results 2020 HIGHLIGHTS: Haryana chief minister ML Khattar today said that the BJP has got maximum votes in the civic body polls in the state. He expressed gratitude to the people who reposed in faith in the BJP and voted for it. The BJP and JJP had together contested the polls. The BJP may have got maximum votes but it along with JJP could jointly win one of three mayoral seats in Haryana.
This time, three mayoral seats — Ambala, Panchkula and Sonipat — were up for grab when election happened last week. The BJP won Panchkula by a very thin margin but lost Ambala and Sonipat. The Congress won Sonipat and Haryana Jan Chetna bagged Ambala. In Ambala, HJCP’s Shakti Rani Sharma, wife of former Union minister Venod Sharma, emerged as a surprise winner. She defeated Vandana Sharma of the BJP by a margin of 8,084 votes. The Congress candidate ended up at the fourth spot.
Just two years ago, the BJP had won mayoral posts in Hisar, Karnal, Panipat, Rohtak and Yamunanagar. In November this year, BJP-JJP had failed to win the Baroda assembly bypolls in Sonipat. Here, the Congress emerged victorious and retained the seat.
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The elections to municipal elections were conducted at a time when the state was witnessing a massive protest against the Centre's three farm laws. Thousands of farmers, mainly from Haryana and Punjab, have been camping at the borders connecting UP, Haryana to Delhi. As per early trends, the BJP is leading in Ambala, Panchkula and Rewari. The Congress is leading in Sonipat.