Thumping win for SAD-BJP in ZP, Panchayat Samiti polls

Chandigarh (TIP): Stamping its supremacy; the Shiromani Akali Dal- BJP combine won 299 out of the 331 seats in the Zila Parishad elections. The compiled list, released today; showed that the SADBJP romped home in as many as 2,122 out of 2,739 results for the Panchayat Samiti elections.

Information released by the election office said election at Nadhor in Panchayat Samiti, Patti, in Tarn Taran district had been countermanded. The Congress candidate Sukhraj Singh Bhagupur had been murdered during the campaigning. The result of Panchayat Samiti, Moga, has been stayed by the commission as Makhan Singh, an independent candidate, turned out to be a proclaimed offender. His eligibility has been challenged.

The SAD-BJP combine did particularly well in Amritsar, Ajitgarh, Bathinda, Barnala, Ferozepur, Faridkot, Moga, Muktsar and Tarn Taran where the party won all parishad seats. The Congress romped home in 26 seats in the state. The remaining six seats were bagged by ‘others’. The Congress won four seats each in Hoshiarpur and J alandhar.

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