Counting underway for Punjab local body elections UPDATE: Congress wins 15 seats in Raikot

The Punjab government had earlier said that the voter turnout in the state had recorded a new high of 71.39 per cent.

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Counting underway for Punjab local body elections amid tight security

Counting underway for Punjab local body elections amid tight security

New Delhi: Counting for the Punjab local body elections is underway. Polling for 117 local bodies including eight municipal corporations, 109 municipal councils, and Nagar panchayats was held on February 14.

Punjab police had ensured tight security and no one else except the counting staff is allowed to enter the counting centers.

The Punjab government had earlier said that the voter turnout in the state had recorded a new high of 71.39 per cent.

“Voting turnout recorded a new high in general/by-elections of 8 Municipal Corporations and 109 Municipal Councils and Nagar Panchayats of Punjab with 71.39 per cent of votes have been polled,” said the state government in a tweet.

“The fate of 9222 candidates enlists in EVMs,” they added.

UPDATES:

# Congress wins nine seats in Doraha, SAD two and AAP one

# Congress wins 15 seats in Raikot

# Congress wins 12 seats in Banur, SAD one

# Congress wins six municipal corporations

# Jagraon, Congress wins 17 seats, Independents five and SAD one

# Congress wins 19 seats in Khanna and SAD six seats

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