The SAD-BJP alliance may have swept the civic polls, but it is the Independents who performed exceptionally well in these elections, cornering about 20 and 30 per cent of total seats in six municipal corporations and 122 municipal councils and nagar panchayats respectively.
SAD-BJP alliance on Wednesday swept the civic polls in Punjab as it won 1,161 seats out of results declared in 2,037 wards, with Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal describing the verdict as mandate in favour of "pro-people" and "development oriented policies" of the state government.
An analysis of the elected candidates in the recently held Delhi legislative polls has shown that the financial might of MLAs has gone down in comparison to earlier elections, with more people belonging to the middle class being voted in.
Stating that the fight between BJP and AAP appears to be neck to neck in Delhi Assembly polls, an SAD MP Prem Singh Chandumajra on Sunday said he does not see clear majority for any party in the high-stake elections.
Thirty years after the anti-Sikh riots in Delhi, the Centre on Sunday gave indications that it may soon appoint a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to look into the same, - a move ridiculed by Congress and AAP as an electoral ploy by the BJP to woo voters ahead of polls in Delhi.
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday said that the twin principles of socialism and secularism formed the underlying spirit of the Indian Constitution and any deviation from these two basic tenets would be against the interest of the country.
Amid reports of strained ties with its ally Shiromani Akali Dal in Punjnab, BJP on Wednesday said it has "zero tolerance" on issues like terrorism and narcotics and the party will not tolerate any political shelter to those involved in such activities.
Describing the SAD-BJP alliance in Punjab as "impeccable and everlasting", Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday said Congress was day dreaming of coming back to power in the state by spreading rumours regarding fissures between Akali and BJP.
A delegation of Congress MLAs from Punjab led by Leader of Opposition in State Assembly Sunil Jakhar will meet President Pranab Mukherjee in Delhi Tuesday to apprise him of the drug menace in the state.