Politics

Congress emerges victorious in Punjab municipal polls; wins 267 wards

Punjab’s ruling Congress party has emerged victorious in 20 out of 29 Municipal Councils and Nagar Panchayats, state election commission (SEC) official said on Monday.

Of the total 414 wards, the Congress won in 267 wards, while the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) won in 37, BJP in 15 (alliance partner of SAD), Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in just one ward and independents in 94 wards.

Voting for the municipal elections was held on Sunday. The counting of votes started later in the evening.

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