Faridabad: In the recently concluded Faridabad Municipal Corporation elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has won 30 out of the 40 seats, showing little negative effect of demonetisation on the electoral prospects of the party. The polls were held on 8 January.
Independent candidates won the remaining 10 wards. However, some of these victors are known for their proximity to (or association with) the Congress; they did not contest under the party symbol. In fact, the Congress has had a tradition of not officially participating in these polls.
One of the wards may see a re-poll.
[stextbox id=”info” caption=”Victors in the Faridabad municipal corporation election”]
|Ward No.||Winning candidate||Party||Ward No.||Winning candidate||Party|
|1||Sapna Dagar||BJP||21||Jeetendra Bhadana||Independent|
|2||Priyanka Chaudhary||BJP||22||Jeetenrda Yadav||BJP|
|3||Jaiveer Khatana||Independent||23||Geeta Rakshwal||BJP|
|4||Sheetal Khatana||Independent||24||Somlata Bhadana||BJP|
|5||Lalita Yadav||Independent||25||Munesh Bhadana||Independent|
|6||Surendra Agarwal||BJP||26||Ajay Baisla||BJP|
|7||Veer Singh Nain||BJP||27||Devendra Chaudhary||BJP|
|8||Mamta Chaudhary||BJP||28||Naresh Nambardar||BJP|
|9||Mahendra Sarpanch||BJP||29||Nitu Bhati||Independent|
|10||Manveer Bhadana||BJP||30||Subhash Ahuja||BJP|
|11||Manoj Naswa||BJP||31||Chhatrapal Yadav||BJP|
|12||Suman Bala||BJP||32||Manmohan Garg||BJP|
|13||Suman Bharti||BJP||33||Dhanesh Adlakha||BJP|
|15||Sandeep Bhardwaj||Independent||35||Rakesh alias Kapil Dagar||BJP|
|16||Rakesh Bhadana||Independent||36||Deepak Yadav||BJP|
|17||Vikas Bhardwaj||Independent||37||Mahesh Goyal||BJP|
|19||Satish Kumar||BJP||39||Harprasad Gaud||BJP|
|20||Hema Chaudhary||BJP||40||Savita Tanvar||BJP|
A day after the results, BJP president Shah said in a statement, “This historic win is a victory of BJP’s ideology of ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas’ and the pro-development agenda. In every election following demonetisation, people of the country have put their stamp of approval on it.”
“The results have proved yet again that Faridabad won’t be influenced by others and believes in Modi government. As far as note ban is concerned, the country is supporting PM Modi on this decision of his,” Faridabad MP and minister Krishanpal Gurjar had earlier said.
Captain Abhimanyu, a senior state BJP leader had tweeted, “After Chandigarh now, BJP turned victorious in Faridabad and Bhiwani shows that the decision of demonetisation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been warmly welcomed by the people.”
Earlier, the BJP put up an impressive performance in 12 Assembly constituencies (4 Lok Sabha and 8 Vidhan Sabha) and general elections in 2 assembly seats in Tamil Nadu and Municipal elections in Maharashtra.