Himachal Pradesh municipal corporation polls boost Congress, eye-opener for BJP

Himachal Pradesh municipal corporation polls boost Congress, eye-opener for BJP

SHIMLA: The Congress has at last broken the BJP ’s winning streak by clinching two municipal corporations out of four that went to polls on April 7.The Congress has a clear majority in Palampur and Solan municipal corporations. Victory in two municipal corporations before the assembly elections next year is a morale booster for the Congress cadre. The perception is that this indicates that the party is slowly regaining lost ground after the crushing defeat of 2019 parliamentary elections and assembly byelections of Pachhad and Dharamshala. The results are also an eye-opener for the BJP, which will have to revise its strategy for ‘Mission Repeat’ in the 2022 assembly elections.Of the total of 15 seats of Mandi Municipal Corporation, BJP has won 11 and Congress four. In Dharamshala, of the 17 seats, BJP has won eight, Congress five and independents four. Of the 17 seats in Solan municipal corporation, Congress won nine, BJP seven while one seat went to an independent candidate. In Palampur, of the 15 seats, Congress won 11, BJP two and independents two.Of the 64 seats in …
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