Independents perform better than Oppn nominees

In Punjab, Unbiased candidates sprung a shock by taking the quantity two spot within the total winners record within the native physique polls. By successful 18 per cent of the whole seats that went to polls within the area, Unbiased candidates in reality equal to the seats that each one seats gained by the opposition events put collectively.

By Wednesday night, outcomes on whole 2168 together with 1,817 seats Municipal councils (MCs) and Nagar Panchayats (NPs) and 351 Company wards have been declared out of which 1378 together with 1,102 MC/NPs and 277 Company wards have been gained by the Congress which comes to just about 63 per cent of the whole seats, whereas Independents registered victory in 392 wards (18 per cent).

All opposition events taken collectively have gained 403 seats (round 18.5 per cent), together with 285 by SAD, 60 by AAP, 49 by BJP. BJP, which is essentially a celebration with city base in Punjab, was in reality diminished to a pitiable fourth place amongst all events within the fray. The BSP and Others gained 5 and 4 seats, respectively.

Independents fared exceptionally effectively in round half dozen of districts. In 4 districts, they have been even forward of ruling Congress get together’s candidates.

Mansa topped the record the place Independents gained virtually 2/third majority by successful 53 seats out of whole 85 seats, the ruling Congress was left at a mere 22 seats right here.

Jalandhar district was at quantity two the place 59 (54 per cent) out 110 wards have been gained by Independents in opposition to 47 by the Congress get together. Third district within the record of 4 Unbiased dominated districts was Barnala the place Independents gained 31 in opposition to Congress successful 28. In Nawanshahr, 18 Independents gained in opposition to 16 of Congress.

Aside from this, the key victory of Independents was recorded in Ropar the place 39 Independents have been declared winners and in Sangrur, 31 Independents acquired elected.

In Bathinda, Hoshiarpur, Mohali, 29, 22 and 20 Unbiased candidates gained.

In Rahon Municipal Council, there was landslide victory for Independents the place they gained all 13 seats and related was the scene at in Jalandhar the place Independents gained on 12 seats out of 13 in Adampur and once more 12 out of 13 in Nurmahal committees, whereas 10 out of 11 seats have been gained by Independents in Alawalpur.

In 9 districts of the state, Unbiased candidates have been far forward of all of the opposition events and in half dozen districts they have been both equal in seats or have been fairly near the opposition events within the seat tally.

Political leaders of varied events, together with Congress, have been claiming that many of the Independents are backed by the bulk political events solely. As an example in Rahon, the place all Independents have gained, it’s stated that seven have been backed by Congress , 3 by BSP and two have been Unbiased candidates with no get together affiliation.

Many of the Independents have gained within the Municipal Councils and Nagar Panchyats as solely 18 Independents have gained in eight Companies the place elections for 351 wards have been carried out.

BSP state president Jasbir Singh Garhi claimed that although their get together has gained 5 seats within the state on its image, however almost 25 BSP backed candidates have gained primarily in Doaba area. He stated that 100 candidates of BSP have been contesting on get together image and 100 as Independents backed by BSP.

“On this elections two BSP backed candidates gained from Rahon, 5 from Alawalpur, 3 from Nurmahal, two from Nakodar, one every from Phillaur, Adampur, Sham Chaurasi, Khamano, Samana, Bhairupa, Tapa Mandi and Boha,” claimed the BSP state chief.

BJP too was had claimed that the majority of their candidates have been contesting as Independents in Councils and NPs elections on account of worry of protests by the farmers however it’s but not clear what number of BJP-backed Independents have gained on these seats.

It’s learnt that in 2015 native physique elections too, round 20% Independents had gained in company elections and 30% in Municipal Councils and Nagar Panchyats elections.

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