Independent candidates took a bigger share of the cake on Sunday in the Gurugram Municipal Corporation Elections, bagging 21 of the 35 seats. The BJP won 13 seats, while the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) rode home on 1 seat.
Officials recorded 50 percent polling in the corporation, which was significantly lesser than the 63 percent polled in 2011.
Speaking to Hindustan Times, the PWD minister of Haryana Rao Narbir SIngh said that the mayor will be chosen from the BJP and will be supported by all the independent candidates.
Of the independent candidates who won, three were supported by Congress while two were supported by INLD. Further, HT reported that of the 21 independent candidates who won, 10 were women candidates.
Ashok Tanwar, President of the Haryana Congress Committee told HT,
Result is a clear indication that if Congress had contested on the party symbol, the party would have won 25-30 seats and would have got the mayor post as well. The results spell the rejection of the BJP and the INLD, which were hobnobbing and fighting with each other.
Polling in the elections ended on Sunday evening.