Congress Sweeps Punjab Urban Body Polls, BJP Routed Amid Farmers' Protest
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Congress Sweeps Punjab Urban Body Polls, BJP Routed Amid Farmers' Protest

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February 17, 2021

The Congress party today 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 today: Moga, Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala, Abohar, Pathankot, Batala, and Bathinda - the last one also being the most stunning result of the day as it was after 53 years that the city was returning to the Congress fold. Mohali's results will be declared only tomorrow.


New Delhi, 17 February 2021

As per news report of NDTV, the Bathinda Lok Sabha constituency is represented by Harsimrat Badal of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), which only recently parted ways with long-time ally BJP following the unrest kicked up among the state's farmers by the Centre's three new farm laws. Congress MLA and state finance minister, Manpreet Singh Badal, represents the Bathinda urban assembly seat. He is also a cousin of SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal, making the polls a prestige battle this time.

Source - NDTV

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