In a record win, BJP candidate Avneet Kaur got 1,26,321 votes out of the total 2,03,068 votes polled, beating her opponent, Anshu Kaur Pahwa, who was a Congress-back candidate
New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janta Party made a clean sweep in the municipal elections in Haryana. BJP candidate Avneet Kaur became the first woman mayor of Panipat Municipal Corporation by winning with the highest margin of 74,940 votes among five corporations in the state.
Kaur got 1,26,321 votes out of the total 2,03,068 votes polled, beating her opponent, Anshu Kaur Pahwa, who was a Congress-back candidate, who secured 51,381 votes.
Born in 1993, Kaur completed her studies from Kurukshetra University. Her father, Bhupender Singh, was the mayor in 2013 but quit in 2015 when a no-confidence motion was passed against him.
After winning the mayoral post, Kaur said that cleanliness in the city would be her top priority after taking office. She further said that she would like to work with the support of all her councilors on the project.
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Last Updated Dec 20, 2018, 5:41 PM IST