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Chandigarh MC polls : AAP turns out to be single largest party

The BJP won 12 seats, Indian National Congress 8 and SAD won 1 seat only.

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Chandigarh: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday emerged as the single largest party in the 35-member Chandigarh Municipal Corporation by winning 14 seats.

The AAP, which is contesting the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation elections for the first time, fell short of a simple majority.

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The BJP won 12 seats, Indian National Congress 8 and SAD won 1 seat only.

In a setback to the ruling BJP, sitting Mayor and party candidate Ravi Kant Sharma lost to AAP rival Damanpreet Singh. Former Mayor and BJP candidate Davesh Moudgil also lost to AAP candidate Jasbir Singh by 939 votes.

There were 6,30,311 registered voters, including 3,30,713 male and 2,99,581 female, in Chandigarh and over 60 per cent of them had exercised their franchise on the polling day on December 24 to seal the fate of 203 candidates who were in the fray.

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