Delhi MCD elections LIVE: AAP wins 83 seats, BJP 66 as counting underway

Arvind Kejriwal

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Delhi State Election Fee has equipped for the counting at 250 wards, the polls for which had been held within the nationwide capital on December 4 with almost 50 per cent voter turnout. A complete of 1,349 candidates contested within the MCD polls.

 

A number of exit polls have predicted that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP will sweep Delhi, whereas BJP shall be a distant second, with Congress solely getting a handful of seats.

 

Delhi SEC has arrange 42 counting centres throughout the capital whereas 68 Election Observers have been deployed by the Fee.

MCD is likely one of the largest municipal our bodies on the earth and caters to over 11 million residents. It runs main colleges, dispensaries, waste administration, roads, and sanitation within the capital of India. The MCD polls are additionally distinctive as a result of it’s a junction the place the central authorities and the state authorities compete with one another.

The nationwide capital witnessed high-decibel campaigning by AAP and BJP which made prime leaders, together with Union ministers, chief ministers of BJP-ruled states and MPs hit the streets for door-to-door campaigning and conferences to garner public help.

If AAP sweeps the MCD polls, be for the primary time within the final 15 years that the BJP is not going to management the MCD. The BJP has ruled the civic physique in Delhi since 2007.