Ahead of the all-important result day of Gujarat and Himachal Vidhan Sabha elections good news came to Congress from Punjab. This is the second time good news have come for Congress from Punjab. The first instance being the victory in Punjab Vidhan Sabha election under the leadership of the current CM Captain Amarinder Singh
Congress swept the Municipality poll in Amritsar, Jalandhar and Patiala. Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh looked pleased with the result.
“Election results have been very good, we are very pleased. You can’t get a better result than this. Out of three corporations, we have swept polls and won all of them: Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh told ANI on Punjab civic polls
Congress won easily in all the municipalities and there was absolutely no fight from the opposition.
While Congress won all the 58 wards in Patiala, It managed to sweep 66 and 69 wards in Jalandhar and Amritsar respectively where BJP-SAD alliance managed a meagre 12 wards in both Jalandhar and Amritsar.
Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh tweeted after the victory “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 INC Punjab is a clear vindication of our policies and a defeat of the Opposition’s false propaganda.”
The opposition after the humiliating defeat alleged misuse of official machinery by the State Government and demanded an investigation.
Former Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal termed it as a ‘Black Sunday’ for democracy in Punjab
It was organised booth capturing. We told EC that they are not letting our candidates file nominations. 20% candidates weren’t able to file nominations, some nominations were rejected & some candidates were arrested but state EC did nothing.”.Sukhbir Badal, SAD to ANI on Punjab Civic polls.