BJP sends councilors to Haryana, AAP-Congress fear cross-voting in Punjab-Himachal, Chandigarh mayoral polls

BJP transferred 14 of its councilors to Haryana, Congress transferred 6 councilors to Himachal Pradesh and Aam Aadmi Party transferred 14 of its councilors to Punjab.

BJP sends councilors to Haryana, AAP-Congress fear cross-voting in Punjab-Himachal, Chandigarh mayoral polls

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Chandigarh Mayoral election Even before this, the political parties have tied their waists. Major parties fear that there may be cross voting. On 17 January Municipality Election of Mayor, Senior Deputy Mayor and Deputy Mayor will be held. Earlier, Congress, BJP and Aam Aadmi Party shifted their councilors to other places. BJP transferred 14 of its councilors to Haryana, Congress transferred 6 councilors to Himachal Pradesh and Aam Aadmi Party transferred 14 of its councilors to Punjab.

The Congress has distanced itself from the mayoral election and there is a direct contest between the BJP and the Aam Aadmi Party. Meanwhile, the Congress did not clarify anything about the vote. As Congress party also fears cross voting. The municipal corporation has 14 councilors including 35 councilors from the BJP, while two councilors have left the Congress and joined the party. Whereas Aam Aadmi Party has 14 councillors, Congress 6 and Akali Dal has one councillor. One MP’s vote also belongs to BJP. In such a situation, BJP is still considered to be in a strong position.

Nomination of candidates for the mayoral election

Both the Aam Aadmi Party and the BJP have announced candidates for three key posts in the municipal corporation – mayor, senior deputy mayor and deputy mayor. BJP has nominated Anup Gupta as Mayor, Kanwarjit Rana as Senior Deputy Mayor and Harjit Singh as Deputy Mayor. On the other hand, the Aam Aadmi Party has announced the names of Jasbir Singh as Mayor, Tarun Mehta as Senior Deputy Mayor and Suman Sharma as Deputy Mayor. All have completed their nominations by Thursday afternoon.

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