55% polling recorded in Chandigarh MC elections

Around 55% polling was recorded in the election of 26 Councillors of Chandigarh Municipal Corporation which remained peaceful here on Saturday.

Chandigarh: Around 55 per cent polling was
recorded in the election of 26 Councillors of Chandigarh
Municipal Corporation which remained peaceful here on Saturday,
elections officials said here.

Elections began at 8 AM to seal the fate of 152
candidates who are in fray and ended this evening.

There were 5.06 lakh voters including 2.25 lakh women
in Chandigarh.

According to reports, in some wards the polling
percentage was even more than 90 per cent, an election
official said.

In the last elections, about 46 per cent voters had
exercised their franchise.

The main contest in these elections was between Congress
and BJP-SAD alliance.

Polling remained subdued in the morning due to
prevailing cold conditions, but it gradually picked up during
the day as polling came to an end at 5:30.

The counting of votes will take place on Monday and
results are expected by afternoon.

PTI