The polling for Punjab Municipal Elections 2017, began on 17 December 2017, and as people put their votes, the counting also began as early as 4 PM in evening. Congress, main Opposition Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (SAD-BJP)alliance are in contention for the majority of the seats, and it’s clear that Congress is going to be the victor. The party has already won 31 Nagar Panchayat seats. It indeed took Congress 69 seats of the total 85, Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (SAD-BJP)alliance managed on 12 and others had to make do with Others 4. Curiously, the elections were almost a blip in the storm of Gujarat legislative elections, and there was no problem with the EVMs or any other problems with the voting process this time.
The polling of votes was conducting in the following states: Amritsar, Jalandhar, and Patiala, and other 32 municipal councils and nagar panchayats. But the results are certainly a blow to Aam Admi party which didn’t manage to win anything substantive in the elections.
Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has commented on the victory and said that he is very glad about the victory in his state, and that he’s also proud that Congress has inarguably swept the elections very easily.
Navjot Singh Sidhu also congratulated the Congress party members and Rahul Gandhi for this momentous win. Indeed, even if it wasn’t a legislative elections poll, Congress win in the Municipal Elections at least show that people have not left the side of the party and still support it.
The election process was done without any problems, and the Chief Minister also commended the officials who were responsible for making the elections go as peacefully as possibly.
Tomorrow, Congress will face against BJP for the sest of Gujarat, and it is yet to be decided as to who will rule the state.
My heartfelt thanks to people of Punjab for turning out in huge numbers to support the Congress in MC, Nagar Panchayat & Council elections. The sweeping victory for @INCPunjab is a clear vindication of our policies and a defeat of the Opposition’s false propaganda.
— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) December 17, 2017