Punjab Municipal Election 2021 Results: Congress today said that local election results are a tight slap on face of BJP, SAD and AAP by people of Punjab for playing with the feelings of our Anndaatas. Congress has swept the Punjab municipal corporation by bagging six out of 7 corporations results for which was announced today. It has emerged as the single largest party in the seventh corporation – Moga. The party has also fared well in the municipal councils/nagar panchayat polls.
For the first time in the last 53 years, Bathinda will have a Congress mayor, scripting a new history. “History has been made today! Bathinda will get a Congress Mayor for the 1st time in 53 years! Thank you to ALL Bathinda residents. Congratulations to the people of Bathinda for a spectacular victory. Kudos to all Congress candidates and workers, who toiled for this day,” said Punjab minister and Congress leader Manpreet Singh Badal.
The results for the municipal corporation/council elections have confirmed a loss of face for the BJP in Punjab as ruling Congress and the saffron party’s former ally Shiromani Akali Dal managed to win big in the polls. It’s evident from the results that the ongoing farmers’ protest have dented the BJP’s chances in the polls. The sentiments can be understood from the fact that out of 13 wards of Rahon Municipal Council, Congress won 7, Shiromani Akali Dal 4 and Bahujan Samaj Party 2 while no BJP candidate got more than 50 votes. The results were on similar lines across wards. In fact, many BJP leaders have opted to contest the election as an independent candidate fearing defeat. On the other hand, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has failed to make a big impact even after high-voltage campaign in the polls.