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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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.