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Gurgaon civic polls: Suspense, political drama outside venue  

As many as 21 councillors were backed by Union minister Rao Inderjit Singh, who is also the Gurgaon MP, who arrived at John Hall in Civil Lines in a luxury bus.

gurgaon Updated: Nov 03, 2017 22:22 IST
Abhishek Behl
Councillors cast their votes at the mayoral elections.
Councillors cast their votes at the mayoral elections.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

The mayoral elections in Gurgaon unfolded with drama, suspense and last-minute action, in which two BJP candidates and a Congress-backed candidate emerged triumphant.

As many as 21 councillors were backed by Union minister Rao Inderjit Singh, who is also the Gurgaon MP, who arrived at John Hall in Civil Lines in a luxury bus.

The MP’s face was tense as he led his party members and supporters into the hall, where the councillors took the oath.

He was followed by the entourage of his arch-rival, Rao Narbir Singh, the Haryana PWD minister, who lives just across the road from the venue.

Union minister and senior BJP leader from Faridabad, Krishanpal Gujjar, also accompanied Narbir. Party sources said that Gujjar’s presence was to ensure a truce between the two warring leaders.

Even as the election process started, Gujjar and Inderjit held discussions for over half an hour on the lawn of the British era building. Both of them also spoke on the phone before Gujjar left the complex, looking unenthusiastic about the outcome of the elections. “We had a discussion about the election and now, the councillors will take the call,” said Singh before entering
the hall.