The Congress has swept the civic bodies elections in Punjab.

The Congress has won seven out of eight municipal corporations and is leading in 1 in Punjab.

Moga, Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala, Abohar, Pathankot, Batala and Bathinda – all went to the kitty of the Congress.

Notably, Bhatinda is returning to the Congress fold after 53 years.

Congress MLA and Punjab Finance Minister – Manpreet Singh Badal, who represents the Bhatinda constituency has expressed happiness over the Congress win in Bhatinda.

“History has been made today!” said Manpreet Singh Badal.

The Congress has also swept the elections to 109 municipal councils.

In almost all municipal councils, the Congress has either won or has taken massive leads.

The outcome of the elections are significant as it comes amid farmers’ protests in the state.

The civic bodies elections is being seen as a semi-final before the Assembly elections in the State.

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The beating that the BJP has taken in the civic bodies elections, especially in the Municipal corporations, may be perceived as a huge setback for the saffron party as it is being seen as an urban voter base party.

With the Congress gaining big in Punjab civic body election, Congress’s Rohan Gupta took at a dig at the BJP and claimed that the voice of the farmer has become the voice of the country.

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