In what could be a major morale boost for the Congress Party for the upcoming Punjab Election, the Party emerged victorious in the municipal corporation polls in the State. The Party made a clean sweep in the local as it emerged victorious in all the seven municipal corporations. The party won the polls held for the following municipal corporations – Moga, Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala, Abohar, Pathankot, Batala, and Bhatinda of which Bhatinda’s win is termed as being the most important for the Congress Party as it managed to grab the seat after a long period of 53 years.
Congress has clinched a “semi-final trophy”, says political experts
The polls for the seven municipal corporations were held on February 14 in which 39.15 lakhs voters exercised their right to vote. These local polls were widely termed as “semi-final” for the ruling party Congress led by Amrinder Singh. The counting of votes for 116 urban-local bodies including aforesaid high-stake municipal corporations started at 9 am today deciding the fate of 2,252 candidates. By sealing the victory in all the seven municipal corporations just ahead of the Punjab State Election, Congress Party will certainly carry a major benefit for the state’s elections to be held in the next year. The ruling Government will look to repeat its victory in the upcoming state’s election against the background of recent amendments in farm laws
The party managed to win Bhatinda after a long gap of 53 years
Experts are citing this win as a major advantage for the Congress party ahead of the state’s election. Especially, the outcome of Bhatinda Municipal Corporation has lifted the confidence of the Congress Party. The party managed to occupy the seat after a long gap of 53 years. On this big clean sweep win, Punjab CM Amarinder Singh described the allegation of BJP and AAP on the rigging of civic polls as a typical approach to neglect their huge defeat. Political observers are of the view that this outcome will have a serious impact on the upcoming state’s election. Let us see if these civic polls can really help the Congress Party in the Punjab Election.