Aam Aadmi Party Candidate Rani Agrawal has defeated BJP’s Prakash Vishwakarma to win the mayor post in Madhya Pradesh’s Singrauli in the municipal elections.
AAP’s Rani Agarwal and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which forayed into the Madhya Pradesh municipal elections for the first time, made an impressive debut in the civic polls. AAP’s Rani Agarwal won the post of mayor in Singrauli after defeating Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Prakash Vishwakarma by 9,352 votes. Congress party was relegated to third place.
AAP sprung a surprise by clinching the post of mayor in Singrauli and defeated the nearest Congress rival Arvind Singh Chandel. The counting for the first phase of Madhya Pradesh civic elections is underway.
WHO IS RANI AGRAWAL?
Rani Agarwal has been associated with social service and politics for a long time and won her first election in 2014 as a district panchayat member. Agrawal had contested the 2018 Assembly elections from the Singrauli seat, but had lost.
During the local body polls, AAP supremo and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had campaigned for her in a road show.
After Agrawal’s victory, Arvind Kejriwal congratulated her in a tweet, saying, “I congratulate Singrauli mayor elections winning candidate Rani Agrawal ji, other winners and party workers. You should continue to work hard for the people. The people across the country are liking the honest politics of Aam Aadmi Party.”
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— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) July 17, 2022
Meanwhile, the mayor candidates of the BJP have bagged victory in Burhanpur, Satna and Khandwa. The counting of the votes was underway on Sunday for elections to 11 municipal corporations held in the state on July 6.
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