NEW DELHI: BJP today hailed the victory of the SAD-BJP combine in the civic polls in Punjab and party chief Amit Shah congratulated Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and his son Sukhbir besides the BJP leadership in the state.
Ruling SAD-BJP alliance in Punjab swept the civic polls held last week by clinching four of the six Municipal Corporations.
"I congratulate CM Punjab, Deputy CM, State BJP President and lakhs of 'karyakartas' for sweeping Punjab civic body polls," Shah said.
BJP general secretary Ram Madhav tweeted "BJP/SAD alliance sweeps punjab civic polls - Akali 954 + Bjp 365 = 1319 out of 2048 and congress win only 356 independant 368."
Parkash Singh Badal said that people of Punjab have reposed faith in "progressive and result-oriented" policies of the alliance.
However, former Congress Chief Minister Amarinder Singh alleged that the polls were "brutally manipulated" by Akalis.
The elections were held for a total of 300 wards in the six Municipal Corporations. Bathinda, Hoshiarpur, Phagwara, Pathankot, Mohali and Moga had 50 Wards each.
The ruling alliance won majority in Municipal Corporations of Bathinda, Hoshiarpur, Pathankot and Moga. It reached the half way mark at Phagwara and was three short of majority in Mohali.