The counting of votes for the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation is underway to decide the fate of 203 candidates in the fray from 35 wards. It begins at 9 am and the results are likely to be announced soon.
As per the latest update from the State Election Commission, Aam Aadmi Party has won in four wards and leading in three. The BJP has won two wards and leading in three wards, Congress has won two and leading in two wards each and Shiromani Akali Dal leads in one ward.
According to officials, sixty percent polling was recorded in the elections for the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation held on Friday. About 6.3 lakh voters including three lakh women were eligible to cast votes.
"Today's voting percentage was 60 percent. It was 59.5 percent in the last municipal body elections in 2016," said an official statement.
The highest 72.81 percent polling was recorded in Ward 16 while Ward 23 witnessed 42.66 percent poll percentage which was the lowest, the statement said.
The officials added that the polling was held peacefully.This year, the number of wards has increased to 35 from 26 in 2016.
Traditionally, the municipal election - held every five years - sees a locking of horns between the BJP and the Congress but with the entry of Aam Aadmi Party made the contest this time triangular.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) holds a majority in the current municipal body.The BJP fought election on plank of its "achievements" in the past five years.
In the last MC elections, BJP had won 20 seats and its erstwhile ally Shiromani Akali Dal one. The Congress had managed to win only four seats.