Barnagar (Madhya Pradesh): BJP candidates Abhay Tongya and Anita Verma have been elected as the city's president and vice president respectively of the Barnagar Municipality in the elections held on Wednesday.
There are 18 wards in the city in which 11 were won by BJP, five by Congress, and two were occupied by Independent candidates in the civic body elections.
Abhay defeated Independent candidate Shyam Vishanvani by seven votes who was supported by Congress councillors. Similarly, Anita Verma won the elections after defeating Congress candidate Mumtazbi Fakir Mohammad and a BJP rival Ritesh Jain Chandiwala.
For appeal committees, BJP's Laxmi Lal Bahadur Badshah and Ajay Doraya have been elected. After the announcement of the party's victory, a celebratory procession along with a DJ was carried out in the whole city.
The election was concluded in the presence of returning officer Nidhi Singh, tehsildar Sudeep Meena, CMO Sandesh Sharma, and naib tehsildar Jeevanlal Moghi.