Coming close on the heels of its debacle in the Rajya Sabha elections, the Congress in Haryana received yet another jolt when party-backed Independent candidates were defeated in the elections to 46 urban local bodies, the counting for which was carried out on Wednesday.
Though Congress did not contest the polls on its symbol, it had lent support to Independents to take on the ruling JJP-BJP combine.
The party-backed candidates could win the president’s post in Assandh, Nissing, Naraingarh, Ratia, Sirsa, and Bawal. Congress has 15 MLAs in the areas where the local body polls were held and out of them, it could win on just two Municipal Committees.
The BJP-JJP combine won control over 25 of the 46 municipal bodies.