Chandigarh civic body polls tomorrow

122 candidates, including 67 Independents, are in the fray for the polls to 26 civic wards of Chandigarh to be held tomorrow. Vote count on December 20.

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Chandigarh, Dec 17: Elections to 26 civic wards of Chandigarh will be held tomorrow with both BJP and Congress making demonetisation a major poll issue.

The Election Commission has made all arrangements for the polling tomorrow, an election office spokesman said. 122 candidates, including 67 Independents, are in the fray for the civic polls. Polling will be conducted at 460 booths from 8 AM to 5 PM.

Chandigarh civic body polls tomorrow

The results will be declared on December 20. Of those eligible to vote, 2, 70,358 are men and 2,36,819 are women. Both Congress and BJP are contesting from all 26 wards, while BSP has also put up candidates in the fray from 17 wards.

The Municipal Corporation has 36 members, of which 26 are elected councillors, nine are nominated councillors and one is an MP (ex-officio member of the House).

At present, BJP has 15 councillors, Congress has nine, BSP has one and one is Independent. While the BJP is trying to cash in on demonetisation, Congress has made it a major issue with its city unit leaders saying the move was implemented without any "application of mind" as it has put the public to "great hardships".

PTI

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