TA Threads: Punjab Civic poll

In Punjab, the @INCIndia clean swept the civic body elections by winning six out of eight Municipal Corporations and emerging as the largest party in seventh. CM @capt_amarinder credited his govt’s developmental policies for the victory ahead of state elections next year. 

Overall, the Congress won 1,373 of the 2,218 seats that went to the polls, followed by the SAD (285), AAP (60), BJP (49), and BSP (5). This was also considered as the semi-final before the state goes in the election next year. 

The BJP and SAD had to suffer the humiliating loss, due to the anti farm law sentiments and widespread protest. However, agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar attributed local politics to this while brushing off any causal link between election and farm laws protest. 

On the other hand, the AAP which was looking to gain its ground in Punjab saw a dismissal performance. After the AAP’s good performances in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections and the 2017 assembly elections, its fortunes had been sliding in Punjab. #PunjabMunicipalElection2021

The elections to the 117 municipal bodies eight corporations and 109 councils and Nagar panchayats were held on 14 February and as per State EC, The state witnessed a voter turnout of 71.39 percent, an all-time high.

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