Cong wins Cantonment Board Ambala elections

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Ambala, May 19 (UNI) The Congress party won majority by winning 5 of the total 8 seats as results of the elections held yesterday in the Cantonment Board here were declared today.

The election to the Cantonment Board were held after a period of ten years as the Union Defence Ministry had dissolved all the 63 Boards in the country ten years back.

The BJP main contender could win only one seat.

The newly-constituted Vikas Parishad party headed by the ex-MLA Anil Vij which had contested the election for the first time, managed to bag two seats.

The INLD which sought election from six wards, however, failed to open its account. Similar was the fate of independent candidates.

Of the five Congress candidates Virender Gandhi outgoing vice president was returned from ward number 6 while Umesh Sahni has won the election for the second time. The remaining three winners from the Congress included Subedar Singh, Joginder Kaur former members and new face Simi Sahni wife of Umesh Sahni.

The solitary BJP candidate Raj Kumar registered his victory for the second time defeating Congress and VP candidates.

However, the Vikas Parishad two candidate Raj Kumar and Murti Devi sprang a surprise who made their presence in the multi-corner contest with impressive lead.

The sufferer in these elections was the BJP which had been claiming to win all the 8 seats but had to remain content with only one seat.

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