CHANDIGARH: Counting for two Haryana municipal committees of Jakhal Mandi in Fatehabad and Pundri in Kaithal – is currently underway on Wednesday. The polling was held on December 16.
The polls for the two municipal committees was held alongside that of five municipal corporations of Karnal, Panipat, Yamunanagar, Rohtak and Hisar, results of which will also be announced on Wednesday. Read Haryana municipal corporation election results live updates
The overall percentage in these elections remained 69.39, Singh said. For the first time in the electoral history of municipal elections in the country that none of the above (NOTA) option was introduced in the electronic voting machines (EVMs).
Here are the live updates of Haryana municipal committees results from counting centres.
* As per reports, all BJP candidates have lost in Jakhal municipal elections.
* According to reports, results have been announced for all 13 wards of Municipal Council of Pundri. Authorities are yet to confirm this.
Heavy deployment of security forces outside counting centres.
* Counting begins at 8 am.
* The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and opposition Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) had contested the elections on their respective party symbols. However, the Congress chose not to use the party symbol for candidates which have been backed by the party.
* The INLD is in alliance with the BSP and Congress has supported an Independent mayoral candidate Asha Wadhwa to take on BJP candidate and outgoing Mayor Renu Bala Gupta in Karnal. In other four towns also, the Congress supported Independent mayoral candidates. The INLD-BSP alliance fielded its candidates for mayoral polls in four towns while the BJP fielded its candidates for the election of Mayor and ward councillors in all five corporations.