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Congress ego inflates in Punjab

18, Dec 2017 By shakeel ahmad

KANPUR: Congress cadence clinched charismatic conclusion in Punjab. It has certainly inflated the super-expanded ego of the Congress party leaders just at the elevation of Rahul Gandhi as the president. It somehow showed people’s acceptance of Rahul Gandhi’s elevation in the political sphere. The party workers’ enthusiasm was also confirmed with the civic polls’ promising results.

A sweeping majority in the three respective municipal corporations of Amritsar, Patiala and Jalandhar made Navjot Singh Siddhu dance on the Desi beats once again. Such a joyful scene erupted after a decade on the political horizon in the state.

The bottom line remained that the Aam Aadmi Party was fully routed in the poll race as it contested as many as eleven wards. What was worth seeing was the better position of independent candidates. The SAD-BJP combine stooped to the historic lows in its frantic endeavours.

The defeated parties’ raised voice and sharp words adding anxiety to Amrinder Singh’s government. However, it appeared to have endured opposition’s fury. Of course, when the voters’ problems were not attended with the way they tried to communicate, the candidates carry the scars of defeat.

The Congress bagged 69 out of 85 seats in Amritsar, 56 out of 60 wards and the alliance failed to win a single ward in Patiala Nagar Nigam, 66 out of 80 wards in Jalandhar cities respectively. The Congress achieved success on 17 Nagar Panchayats and seven Nagar Parishads. It has won one Nagar Parishad and two Nagar Panchayats unopposed.

Whereas, the SAD-BJP combination won twelve wards and two went in favour of Independent corporators in Jalandhar Nagar Nigam and six wards in Amritsar. There were alleged reports of the poll rigging which compelled the AAP workers to demonstrate. However, nothing important in regard to the Electronic Voting Machine was raised. There were as many as 925 candidates who fought with complete confidence in the electoral battles.