Ludhiana MC elections 2018 results LIVE updates: Counting of Ludhiana Municipal Corporation votes today

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Ludhiana Municipal Corporation elections results 2018: The counting for Ludhiana Municipal Corporation Election results is taking place today. As per the latest trend Congress is way ahead of BJP and SAD. Out of 95 wards, Congress was leading in 58 wards and BJP and SAD were ahead in 11 and 10 seats respectively.

Ludhiana Municipal Corporation elections results 2018: The counting for Ludhiana Municipal Corporation Election results is taking place today. As per the latest trend Congress is way ahead of BJP and SAD. Out of 95 wards, Congress was leading in 58 wards and BJP and SAD were ahead in 11 and 10 seats respectively. The polling for the largest civic body of Punjab took place on February 24. However, it was marred by stray incidences of violence, according to reports. It has been learnt that around 494 candidates were in the fray. According to the election commission, around 60 percent eligible voters cast their votes.

Notably, under the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation, there are around 10.50 lakh voters including 5.67 lakh women, 4.28 lakh women and 23 third gender. PTI reported on 24 February that there were clashed between the opposition and ruling party at several places. It said that Akali workers had fired a shot from his revolver in ward number 75 following clashes with supporters of Varsha Rampal, Congress candidate and Sukhvinder Kaur Bhinda of SAD.

Track latest updates of Ludhiana MC elections 2018 results and counting

10:50 AM: According to reports, security have heightened following the clashes during the polling. It has been learnt that 108 tables in nine counting centres are being put up. Finall results may be declared by noon.

10:18 AM: Breaking news are coming from Punjab. Congress is leading in 58 wards, BJP and SAD are in distant second and third with 11 and 10 seats in Ludhiana Municipal Corporation Election.

10:00 AM: The SAD-BJP leaders have also urged the governor to direct the Ludhiana administration to register cases against Congress’ Ludhiana MP Ranveet Singh Bittu and MLA Bharat Bhushan Ashu. Apart from this SAD-BJP leaders have also also requested that the governor directs the administration to withdraw all false cases registered against workers of the two parties immediately.

9:45 AM: The SAD-BJP delegation has been demanding re-polling in Ludhiana. They alleged that Congress leaders “misused” police personnel deployed there, indulged in “booth capturing and bogus voting”, as well as intimidating SAD-BJP workers.

9:30 AM: “Booth capturing” allegation was leveled against Congress by the leader of opposition in Punjab assembly and AAP MLA Sukhpal Singh Kharia.

9:00 AM: It has been learnt that the SAD-BJP delegation was led by senior leaders like Bikram Singh Majithia, Maheshinder Singh Grewal, Dinesh Kumar and Rajinder Bhandari. The opposition leaders have accused the Congress of resorting to “unprecedented violence” along with “booth capturing and rigging”. The SAD-BJP leaders have also alleged that democracy had been “murdered”.

8:45 AM: Meanwhile, the Ludhiana municipal corporation poll has been surrounded by controversy. It has been learnt that a delegation led by SAD-BJP has met Punjab Governor V P Singh Badnore. The leaders have urged him to direct the Congress government in the state to scrap the Ludhiana municipal corporation poll process and hold fresh  elections.

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