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Independents spring surprise in Punjab Civic polls

The SAD-BJP alliance may have swept the civic polls, but it is the Independents who performed exceptionally well in these elections, cornering about 20 and 30 per cent of total seats in six municipal corporations and 122 municipal councils and nagar panchayats respectively.

Independents, among whom were some of the rebels of SAD, BJP and Congress parties, won whopping 624 wards out of 2,037 wards in 122 municipal councils and nagar panchayats which went to polls on February 26, as per election results.

Out of 2,037 wards, SAD won in 813 wards while its ally BJP won 348 wards and Congress managed to register victory in just 235 wards.

In Municipal Corporation (MC) polls, Independents also fared well as they wrested control over 64 wards out of the total 301 wards in the contest.
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