Punjab Municipal Election 2021: Polling for 117 local bodies concludes, results on February 17

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Updated: February 14, 2021 7:01:05 pm

Punjab Municipal Election 2021: The eight municipal corporations are Abohar, Bathinda, Batala, Kapurthala, Mohali, Hoshiarpur, Pathankot and Moga.

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Punjab Municipal Corporation Election 2021 News Updates: Polling for 117 local bodies including eight municipal corporations and 109 municipal councils and nagar panchayats concluded today in Punjab. The eight municipal corporations are Abohar, Bathinda, Batala, Kapurthala, Mohali, Hoshiarpur, Pathankot and Moga. The counting of votes will take place on February 17.

The state election commission had set up 4,102 polling stations, of which, 1,708 had been declared sensitive and 861 hypersensitive.

A total of 9,222 candidates are in the fray for 2,302 wards. The ruling Congress has fielded 2,037 candidates, 1,569 are from Akali Dal, 1,003 are from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), 1,606 from Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and 160 from Mayawati’s BSP. Out of the total candidates, 2,832 are contesting as independents.

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    17:26 (IST)14 Feb 2021
    Punjab Municipal Election 2021: BJP leader's vehicle attacked in Hoshiarpur

    Punjab civic polls 2021: A BJP leader's vehicle has allegedly been attacked by some unidentified people when a group of farmers was protesting against the Centre's farm laws. The incident took place at Garhdiwala town, about 30 km from Hoshiarpur. The vehicle of district BJP president (rural) Sanjiv Minhas was attacked when around 100 farmers were protesting against the Centre's farm laws outside a shop of another party leader, Jogesh Chopra. At that time, Minhas was present in the shop.      As the leader was being taken to a safer place, some unidentified people scuffled with police personnel. They also smashed windowpanes of Minhas's vehicle. Minhas was taken to a community health centre for a check-up, from where he was discharged after providing first aid. Minhas accused Congress workers of attacking his vehicle. Superintendent of Police (Headquarter) Raminder Singh said they are verifying facts and action will be taken accordingly. (PTI)

    15:33 (IST)14 Feb 2021
    Punjab Election 2021: Some reports of minor skirmishes and heated exchanges

    Punjab Municipal Election: Around 37 per cent polling recorded till 12 noon. There were some reports of minor skirmishes and heated exchanges between the workers of the ruling Congress and the opposition parties at some places, including Jagraon, Batala, Rupnagar, Rajpura, Tarn Taran and Bathinda.

    15:17 (IST)14 Feb 2021
    Punjab Election 2021: 37 per cent polling till 12 PM

    Punjab civic body election: Around 37 per cent polling recorded till 12 noon. The voting began at 8 am and it will continue till 4 pm. 

    14:17 (IST)14 Feb 2021
    Punjab Municipal Election 2021: Press the lotus button, appeals BJP

    Punjab Municipal Election 2021: Punjab unit of BJP appeals to people of the state to vote for saffron party for the development of city and ward, cast your vote for the BJP.

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    13:35 (IST)14 Feb 2021
    Punjab Municipal Election 2021 LIVE: Members To Be Elected 

    Punjab Municipal Election 2021 LIVE NEWS: Four hundreds members would be elected for eight municipal corporations and 1,902 members would be elected for 109 municipal councils and nagar panchayats. On the instruction of the state government, 50 per cent reservation has been given for women in urban local body elections. 

    12:38 (IST)14 Feb 2021
    Punjab Municipal Elections Live: 15.74 per cent voter turnout till 10 am

    Punjab Municipal Elections: 15.74 per cent voter turnout recorded till 10 am across 22 districts. Polling for 117 urban local bodies is underway in Punjab. A total of 9,222 candidates are in the fray for elections to 2,302 wards of the eight municipal corporations of Abohar, Bathinda Batala, Kapurthala, Mohali, Hoshiarpur, Pathankot and Moga and 109 municipal councils and nagar panchayats in Punjab.

    11:54 (IST)14 Feb 2021
    Punjab Municipal Election: List of Municipal Corporations

    Punjab Municipal Election: Municipal Corporations for which polling is underway.  

    Bathinda Municipal CorporationBatala Municipal CorporationMohali, SAS Nagar Municipal CorporationHoshiarpur Municipal CorporationMoga Municipal CorporationPathankot Municipal CorporationAbohar Municipal CorporationKapurthala Municipal Corporation

    11:25 (IST)14 Feb 2021
    Punjab Municipal Election 2021: Latest visuals from Ludhiana 

    Punjab Election 2021: Voting for Punjab local body elections underway in Ludhiana.

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    11:08 (IST)14 Feb 2021
    Punjab civic polls: State Health Minister casts vote in Mohali

    Punjab Municipal Elections: State Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu casts his vote at a polling booth in Mohali.

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    10:36 (IST)14 Feb 2021
    Punjab municipal elections: Voting underway - Latest visuals from a polling centre in Amritsar

    Punjab civic body polls: Voting underway for Punjab municipal elections at a polling centre in Amritsar. 

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    10:24 (IST)14 Feb 2021
    Farmer riding tractor - most sought-after poll symbol in municipal elections

    Punjab Municipal Election 2021: The months-long protest over farm legislation appears to be shaping the narrative in the civic body polls of Punjab. Poll officials say that ‘farmer riding a tractor’ has emerged as the most sought-after poll symbol for municipal elections. The candidates who have opted for the symbol are confident that the symbol will help them get votes from people who have been supporting the protest against the farm laws brought in by the Centre. Last month, protesting farmers had organised a tractor rally on Republic Day. 

    09:57 (IST)14 Feb 2021
    Will farm protests impact Punjab civic polls? 

    Punjab Minicipal Polls: Yes. People are angry with the BJP and its former ally Akali Dal, which initially supported the ordinance but walked out of the government following protests in Punjab. The Congress is expecting to fare better as it has supported the movement since the very beginning. The AAP too is hoping to do well in what will be the first such exercise ever since protest over laws began in the state. While the protests have been ongoing in parts of the country, Punjab is considered to be the epicentre of the struggle which has now got the support from almost all political parties barring the BJP.

    09:41 (IST)14 Feb 2021
    First election in Punjab since protests began over Farm Acts

    Punjab Municipal Election 2021: This is the first election in Punjab since protest began over farm laws last year. Punjab is the epicentre of farm protests ongoing for months near Delhi. As of today, protesters mainly from Punjab, Haryana and Western Uttar Pradesh have joined the movement against Centre's three farm legislations.  

    09:06 (IST)14 Feb 2021
    BJP yesterday urged voters to vote for the party for clean governance
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    There are total 39,15,280 registered voters

    There are 20,49,777 male, 18,65,354 female and 149 transgender voters.

    08:53 (IST)14 Feb 2021
    Voting and result days are 'Dry Day'

    The State Election Commission has also announced February 14 and 17 as dry days.

    08:42 (IST)14 Feb 2021
    SAD and BJP contesting separately

    The SAD and the BJP are fighting these elections separately after the former walked out of the NDA over the farm laws issue.

    In these municipal elections, Punjab government has reserved 50 per cent of seats for women. Punjab Election Commission has done adequate security arrangements for the polls. Around 19,000 police personnel have been deputed to conduct free and fair elections. A total of 25,010 employees have also been deputed. Around 7,000 Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) have been deployed for voting. A total of 30 IAS or PCS officers have been deputed as observers to conduct free and fair elections, said the spokesperson.
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