This year’s municipal elections saw some Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidates sweep the elections with a record number of votes.
Jag Roshani from Begumpur led the winning brigade with the highest victory margin of over 17,000 votes, while her party colleagues Ram Narayan Dubey and Ashish Sood managed to win with a margin of just 20 votes each.
Roshani clinched the Begumpur ward with a margin of 17,284 votes. She polled 23,526 votes while her Congress rival Navita got 6,242 votes.
“BJP’s Satwinder Kaur Sirsa, the only billionaire candidate in the civic polls, also recorded a margin of 11,584 votes against Congress candidate Prem Suresh Yadav,” said a State Election Commission official.
Sirsa, who had declared assets worth over Rs 112 crore, had polled 15,581 votes to win the seat while Yadav got only 3,997 votes.
BJP’s Dubey managed a small margin of 18 votes to bag the councillor’s post in Dilshad Garden, defeating Ajit Singh of Congress. Dubey got 9,091 votes while Singh polled 9,073 votes.
“Shobha Vijender, wife of BJP’s state party chief Vijender Gupta, pulled off an 8,750-vote victory in a direct fight against Congress' Dr Monica Puri. Shobha polled 14,643 votes against Puri's 5,893,” said the official.