CPI-M hails victory in Shimla polls

New Delhi: The CPI-M Monday hailed the election of its candidates Sanjay Chauhan and Tikendar Panwar as Mayor and Deputy Mayor of the Shimla Municipal Corporation, calling it a “historic win”.

“The CPI-M salutes the people of Shimla for reposing their faith in the CPI-M candidates in the first ever direct election (of mayor and deputy mayor),” said  the party  in a statement.

Chauhan was elected mayor with a margin of 7,868 votes over the nearest BJP candidate while Panwar was elected deputy mayor with a margin of 4,778 votes over the nearest BJP candidate.

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