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MCG poll results highlights: Of 35 seats, independents win 20, BJP 14, INLD 1

Voter turnout at 55.7%.Despite tall claims by the BJP that the party would win with a comfortable majority, independents once again hold the key in the Gurgaon municipal house. PWD minister Rao Narbir Singh says mayor will be from the BJP and independents will support the BJP.

gurgaon Updated: Sep 25, 2017 08:16 IST
HT Correspondents
The winners at the  Mini Secretariat on Sunday evening after results were announced. Of 35 seats, independents win 21, BJP 13, INLD 1
The winners at the Mini Secretariat on Sunday evening after results were announced. Of 35 seats, independents win 21, BJP 13, INLD 1 (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)

When counting ended around 8pm on Sunday, the independents emerged victorious in the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) polls 2017, winning 20 of the 35 seats. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which was confident of bagging about 30 of the 35 seats, had to contend with just 14 seats while one seat has gone to the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD).

Of the independent candidates, three were supported by the Congress. Two of these candidates were supported by the INLD as well.

As results came in, they brought in good news for the women of the city as well with 15 women candidates emerging victorious. Of them, 10 are independents, while five are from the BJP.

Haryana PWD minister Rao Narbir Singh told mediapersons that the mayor will be from the BJP and the party is also confident of gaining a majority in the house as the independents will support it.

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Below are the highlights:

8.37pm Ashok Tanwar, president, Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee, said, “Result is a clear indication that if Congress had contested on the party symbol, the party would have won 25-30 seats and would have got the mayor post as well. The results spell the rejection of the BJP and the INLD, which were hobnobbing and fighting with each other.”

8.30pm Mithlesh Barwal, independent, wins ward 1

8.29pm Hemant kumar Sain, independent, wins ward 28

8.27pm Here are some more results: Sunita Yadav, independent, wins ward 22

8.09pm Oath-taking ceremony to be held shortly

8.06pm Seema Pahuja, independent, wins ward 15. She is a former councillor and said she will resolve the remaining issues in her ward and will work towards women safety. “I will open an office in my ward for dealing with women related complaints. I will also get CCTV cameras installed in my ward. Free self-defence courses will be provided to women,” she said.

8.04pm Dinesh saini, independent, wins ward 8

8.03pm Ravinder yadav of the BJP wins ward 3

8pm Subhash fauji of the BJP wins ward 25

7.47pm Of the 15 candidates, 10 are independents while 5 are from the BJP.

7.40pm 15 women candidates emerge victorious in MCG polls.

7.24pm PWD minister Rao Narbir Singh says mayor will be from the BJP and the party will gain a majority as a number of independents will support the BJP.

6.59pm Naveen Dhaiya, independent candidate, wins ward 12.

6.58pm Madhu Batra of INLD wins ward 16.

6.54pm Praveen Lata, an independent candidate, wins ward 26.

6.50pmIndependent Promila Kablana wins ward 9. Her husband Gaje Singh Kablana was the former councillor from ward 5. After demarcation, the ward became number 9 and his wife Pramila Devi Kablana has won the seat.

6.45pm Independent candidates take early lead in 18 wards, BJP in 11.

6.34pmIndependent Kuldeep Bohra from ward 31 is leading now.

6.31pmBJP’s Shakuntala Yadav from Ward 2 ahead of 5 other candidates.

6.30pm Rimple Yadav from BJP, wife of former city mayor Vimal Yadav, wins from Ward 5.

6.15pm Initial trend: BJP leading in 10 wards.

6.14pmTotal polling recorded 55.16%, polling closed on 309 booths.

6.12pmTotal polling recorded 55%, polling closed on 289 booths.

6.06pmSenior citizens and women came out in good numbers in urban villages while voters in urban areas preferred to remain indoors and not exercise their franchise.

5.44pm Voting comes to an end in 76 booths with polling percentage at 53%.