BJP-JJP combine gains control of 25 out of 46 municipal bodies in Haryana

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BJP-JJP combine gains control of 25 out of 46 municipal bodies in Haryana

Thursday, 23 June 2022 | PNS | Chandigarh

Maintaining the winning momentum, the ruling BJP-JJP combine have won 25 of the 46 municipal bodies in Haryana for which the results were declared on Wednesday. Around 70 per cent polling was reported for the elections of the president's post in 18 municipal councils and 28 municipal committees in the state which were held on Sunday.

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar congratulated the BJP candidates who won the elections, claiming that the victory reflects the trust of people in the party. Commenting on the poll results, Khattar congratulated all winning BJP candidates and said people have once again reposed their faith in the policies and programmes undertaken by the BJP-led government. ''Many congratulations to all candidates of the BJP who won the local bodies elections. This victory of yours is a victory of the trust of people which is showing continuously towards the BJP since 2014 and 2019. This victory is dedicated to the hardworking workers of the party,'' said Khattar in a tweet.


Later, speaking to some mediapersons, Khattar said he does not feel that protests over the Centre’s Agnipath scheme had any impact on the outcome of the municipal elections. He said the youth have realised that the scheme is in their and country's interest. Even top most officers of the armed forces and the government have detailed the benefits which this scheme will have in the long run, he said. Khattar said the BJP-JJP candidates won 12 seats, which fall in the area from where MLAs are from the opposition Congress. On the Congress not contesting on their party symbol, Khattar said they ran away from the poll battle knowing that people will reject them.

Haryana BJP president O P Dhankar thanked the voters. ''People have once again reposed their faith in the programmes and policies of both our governments in the state and at the Centre,'' said Dhankar.


Describing the municipal results in the state as peaceful and fair, Haryana State Election Commissioner Dhanpat Singh said that about 20 lakh voters had the right to exercise their vote in these bodies. There were a total number of 456 wards in 18 municipal councils, including 54 SC, 36 SC, 123 women and 243 General. Similarly, out of a total of 432 wards in the municipality, 53 SC, 37 SC women, 116 for women and 226 General, he added.

A senior official of the State Election Commission said that the BJP won 22 seats, JJP 3, Aam Aadmi Party 1, INLD 1 while Independents 19. He said 10 of the 18 municipal council seats were bagged by the BJP. The BJP's alliance partner JJP won 1, INLD 1 and Independents 6. "For the 28 municipal committee president's post, the BJP won 12, JJP 2, AAP 1 and Independents 13," State Election Commission Secretary Dr Inder Jeet said.

While the ruling BJP-JJP, Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) and AAP fought the polls on their party symbols, the Congress did not contest the polls though some Congressmen or party supported candidates had entered the fray as independents.

AAP has opened its account by winning the Ismailabad (Kurukshetra) municipal committee president post. Commenting on the poll results, Khattar congratulated all winning BJP candidates and said people have once again reposed their faith in the policies and programmes undertaken by the BJP-led government. "Many congratulations to all candidates of the BJP who won the local bodies elections. This victory of yours is a victory of the trust of people which is showing continuously towards the BJP since 2014 and 2019. This victory is dedicated to the hardworking workers of the party," said Khattar in a tweet.

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