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Haryana Municipal Corporation Election 2018 Result LIVE Updates: BJP Wins Mayoral Polls in All Five Districts

In a first, the mayors of the five municipal corporations will be elected directly. Earlier, the councillors used to elect the mayor.

Updated: December 19, 2018 5:21 PM IST

By India.com News Desk

Haryana Municipal Corporation Election 2018 Result LIVE Updates: BJP Wins Mayoral Polls in All Five Districts
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Chandigarh: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) clean swept Haryana Municipal Elections 5-0 on Wednesday. The counting of votes for five municipal corporations in Haryana began in the morning.  In the early trends, the saffron party was leading on mayoral seats in Karnal, Panipat, Yamunanagar, Rohtak and Hisar where the voting took place on December 16.

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The poll percentage varied between 60 to 65 per cent in the five municipal corporations. Yamunanagar recorded the maximum number of votes.

In a first, the mayors of the five municipal corporations will be elected directly. Earlier, the councillors used to elect the mayor.

Ahead of next year’s Lok Sabha and Assembly polls, prestige is at stake for the ruling BJP, which is contesting the civic polls on party symbol. Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has campaigned extensively for party nominees in these polls.

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Opposition INLD-BSP too has fielded its candidates in these polls. While the Congress has chosen not to use party symbol to contest the polls, it is lending support to some Independents who are in fray.

In Karnal, Khattar’s home constituency, increasing problems of saffron party candidate Renu Bala Gupta, opposition parties INLD-BSP and the Congress have joined hands throwing their weight behind Independent candidate Asha Wadhwa.

In another significant move, the Haryana Election Commission has decided to treat ‘none of the above’ or NOTA option as a “fictional candidate” in the municipal polls, making it a must for winning candidates to secure more votes than those cast for NOTA.

Live Updates

  • 4:55 PM IST

    Haryana Municipal Corporation Election Results Live Updates: BJP’s win in all five cities including Hisar, Karnal, Panipat, Rohtak and Yamunanagar.

  • 4:55 PM IST

    Haryana Municipal Corporation Election Results Live Updates: 62.7 per cent voting was seen in the Municipal Corporation Hisar, 61.8 per cent in Karnal, 62 per cent in Panipat, 62.4 per cent in Rohtak and 65.2 per cent in Yamunanagar.

  • 4:10 PM IST

    Haryana Municipal Corporation Election Results Live Updates: BJP candidate Man Mohan won against Sita Ram by a margin of 14,000 votes.

  • 3:29 PM IST

    Haryana Municipal Corporation Election Results Live Updates: “This win in mayoral elections of BJP is a win of the Government’s policies and the party’s hard work, especially in Panipat where our candidate won by a massive margin,” said CM ML Khattar.

  • 3:25 PM IST

    Haryana Municipal Corporation Election Results Live Updates: “This win in mayoral elections of BJP is a win of the Government’s policies and the party’s hard work, especially in Panipat where our candidate won by a massive margin,” said CM ML Khattar.

  • 3:02 PM IST

    Haryana Municipal Corporation Election Results Live Updates: BJP candidate Madan Singh won the seat against Rakesh Kumar with a margin of 40,000 votes.

  • 3:02 PM IST

    Haryana Municipal Corporation Election Results Live Updates: BJP clean sweeps Hisar as well. BJP candidate Gautam Sardana won the seat against Rekha with a margin of 28,000 votes.

  • 1:54 PM IST

    Haryana Municipal Corporation Election Results Live Updates: Avneet Kaur wins Panipat mayor seat by a margin of around 74,000 votes. The saffron party heads for clean sweep in mayoral polls of five municipal corporations.

  • 1:17 PM IST

    Haryana Municipal Corporation Election Results Live Updates: In Panipat, Avneet Kaur of BJP is way ahead of her rivals. The saffron party is leading on 20 out of the 26 wards.

  • 12:19 PM IST

    Haryana Municipal Corporation Election Results Live Updates: BJP’s Mayor candidates are leading in all five cities — Karnal, Panipat, Yamunanagar, Rohtak, and Hisar.

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Published Date: December 19, 2018 7:33 AM IST

Updated Date: December 19, 2018 5:21 PM IST