Punjab Municipal Election Results: Congress Sweeps Urban Body Polls, BJP Routed Amid Farmer Protests

INDIA Team Latestly|

Congress party on February 17 made a clean sweep of Punjab's seven municipal corporations in the state local body polls. The party bagged all the bodies for which the results were declared - Moga, Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala, Abohar, Pathankot, Bathinda & Batala. Bathinda being the most stunning result of the day as it was after 53 years that the city was returning to the Congress fold. The emerging scenario may be perceived as a huge setback for the BJP since it was seen as an urban voter base party. It had been in alliance with the SAD until outraged farmers of the states changed the dynamics over the past few months. Up to 109 municipal councils & nagar panchayats & seven municipal corporations went to the polls on February 14, witnessing 71.39 per cent turnout amid a raging protest spearheaded by farmers. Watch the video to know more.

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