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Top posts in 25 of Haryana’s 46 civic bodies go to BJP-JJP | India News


The BJP’s ‘triple engine sarkar’ slogan seemed to have worked to a great extent in the Haryana municipal polls, as the saffron party and ally JJP won 25 of the 46 president or chairperson posts of municipal committees and councils on Wednesday.
AAP in its maiden attempt in the municipal polls, won the president’s post in Ismailabad municipal committee in Kurukshetra district. The post of Dabwali civic body chief went to the Indian National Lok Dal. The remaining 19 posts of president/chairperson went to independents who were either consensus candidates or supported by the Congress.
The results have come as a setback for AAP, which had been claiming to have emerged as an alternative in the state. In most places, AAP and INLD candidates could not reach the top three positions. Though Congress did not contest on the party symbol, its leaders had been supporting independent candidates aligned to the party. According to information, Congress-supported candidates lost in 11 constituencies where the party has MLAs.
The elections have also come as a setback for JJP, whose candidates failed to make it to top posts of civic bodies in Uchana, Narwana, Barwala and Tohana. All four constituencies are represented by JJP MLAs, with deputy CM Dushyant Chautala representing Uchana.
JJP mustered a victory at Cheeka municipal committee. JJP also won the chief’s posts of Sohna municipal council and Shahabad.


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