Chandigarh: Giving a big shock to the Congress, the Bharatiya Janata Party-Akali Dal alliance won 21 of the 26 Chandigarh municipal corporation seats elections for which were held on December 18.
The Congress won four while one seat went to an independent, otherwise a BJP rebel.
Yet bigger shock was in store for the Aam Aadmi Party as it lost security deposits from all the seats that it contested.
The results of the election to 26 wards of Chandigarh Municipal Corporation were considered to be a litmus test for both BJP and Congress post demonetisation.
Prominent among those who won the crucial municipal polls were BJP Mayor Arun Sood, and Congress stalwart Devinder Singh Babla.
The overall polling percentage in the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation election on Monday jumped to a record 59.54 percent. The fate of 122 candidates, including 67 Independents, will be known today.
The total number of voters are 5,07,627, including 2,37,374 female voters.
The Municipal Corporation has 36 members, of which 26 are elected councillors, nine are nominated councillors and one is an MP (ex-officio member of the House).
Ward number 1:
Maheshinder Singh Sidhu won by a margin of 324 votes from ward number 1
Ward number 2:
Raj Bala Malik, BJP candidate, won by a margin of 965 votes from Ward number 2.
Ward number 3:
Ravi Kant Sharma, BJP candidate, won by a margin of 417 votes.
Ward number 4:
Sunita Dhawan from BJP won by 365 votes, defeating Congress candidate former mayor Poonam Sharma.
Ward number 5:
Sheela Phool Singh from Congress won by a margin of 1861 votes.
Ward number 6:
Farmila from BJP won by a margin of 2156.
Ward number 7:
Rajesh Kumar from BJP won by a margin 486.
Ward number 8:
Arun Sood from BJP won by 2077 votes.
Ward number 9:
Gurbax Rawat from Congress won by a margin of 2128 votes.
Ward number 10 :
Shiromani Akali Dal candidate Hardeep Singh won from Ward number 10 by a margin of 3542 votes.
Ward number 11:
Satish Kumar from BJP won by 1050 votes.
Ward number 12:
Chanderwati Shukla from BJP won 857 votes.
Ward number 13:
Heera Negi from BJP won by a margin of 1716 votes.
Ward number 14:
Kanwarjeet Singh Rana of BJP won by 2630 votes.
Ward number 15:
Ravinder Kaur Gujral of Congress defeated its nearest rival by a margin of 71 votes.
Ward number 16:
Rajesh Kumar Gupta from BJP won 121 votes.
Ward number 17:
BJP candidate Asha Kumari Jaswal won, defeating Poonam Moudgil of Congress by 1975 votes
Ward number 18:
Devinder Singh Babla from Congress won by 807 votes.
Ward number 19:
Independent candidate Dalip Sharma wins by 243 votes.
Ward number 20:
BJP candidate Shakti Parkash Devshali wins.
Ward number 21:
BJP candidate Gurpreet Singh Dhillon won by 262 votes.
Ward number 22:
Davesh Moudgil from BJP won by a margin of 2534 votes.
Ward number 23:
Bharat Kumar from BJP won by a margin of 6974 votes.
Ward number 24:
Anil Kumar Dubey from BJP won by defeating Narsullah Khan of Congress by 9421 votes.
Ward number 25:
Jagtar Singh from BJP won by a margin of 6495 votes.
Ward Number 26:
BJP candidate Vinod Aggarwal won by a margin of 2204.