60% polling in Chandigarh Municipal Corporation elections

By Jasleen Kaur -- December 24, 2021 9:43 pm -- Updated:December 25, 2021 11:58 am

A turnout of 60.45 per cent was witnessed during the 35-ward Chandigarh Municipal Corporation elections on Friday. The number of eligible voters was 6,33,475.

It was 0.5 per cent higher than the 2016 polls. The counting will take place on December 27.

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Since early in the morning, long queues could be witnessed outside pooling booths. In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Chandigarh had witnessed 73.6 per cent polling.

BJP MP Kirron Kher also cast her vote in Sector 7. Former city MPs Pawan Bansal (Congress) and Satya Pal Jain (BJP) too cast their votes, besides former Chandigarh BJP unit president Sanjay Tandon.

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As per poll officials, the poll percentage was just 33.71 per cent till 1 p.m and 45 per cent by 4 pm.

There were no reports of any violence during the poll process across the 35 wards, as per information.

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A total of 212 polling stations had been set up in different parts of the city. Among 694 booths, 220 were deemed sensitive. Most of these booths are in the 13 new villages that were merged with the municipal corporation. Over 6,000 police and BSF personnel were on poll duty with 4,200 poll officials.

-PTC News

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