The Congress has won all the seven municipal corporations in Punjab that went to the polls on February 14, claimed Sunil Jakhar, president of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee in a press conference .
“We want to congratulate all the workers of Punjab Government, Congress workers are behind this win, and all the people of Punjab from different sectors justified with their vote that who is good for Punjab. Those who see the old days of Punjab knew about Captain Amrinder Singh’s leadership. They have voted for us,” Jakhar said.
Jakhar further said that the people of Punjab know how to take their rights in a democratic manner.
“We have given a reply to Bharatiya Janata Party and opposition parties with peace. Punjab knew how to take his right in a democratic manner. BJP’s high command ignored people’s feelings. We will work hard in future and I would like to launch campaign 2022,” he added.
“People have selected Congress in seven out of seven municipal corporations in the state. However, the result of Mohali corporation is awaited due to re-polling. Out of 109 municipal councils, the results have come for 104 out of which people have selected us in 98 of them,” Jakhar claimed.
“People have given a strong reply to the political parties who ignored the problems of the people and tried to defame Punjab,” he added.
Over 70 per cent voting was recorded in the civic body elections on February 14.
A total of 9,222 candidates were in the fray, of which 2,832 were independents, 2,037 from the ruling Congress and 1,569 from the Shiromani Akali Dal.
The Bharatiya Janata Party, the Aam Aadmi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party had fielded 1,003, 1,606 and 160 candidates respectively.
The BJP and the Akali Dal, which walked out of the National Democratic Alliance last year over the farm laws issue, have fought the elections separately.