Tuesday, 25 April 2017

MCD Election Result: Lotus Again?

After the polling for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi on Sunday, the counting of votes will start shortly. Total 33 counting centers have been set up in Delhi, where counting for 270 wards will be done. In view of this, tight security arrangements have been made.

In these 270 wards, 103 of the Northern Corporation, 104 of the Southern Corporation and 63 wards of the Eastern Corporation, where approximately 13 thousand candidates are fielded. These include 266 of BJP, 262 of AAP, 267 of Congress and 109 candidates of Swaraj India.
Earlier, BJP has won an estimated victory in exit poll and it has been expected to get more than 200 seats. However, during the polling on Sunday, Delhiites did not show enthusiasm and 54 percent voting was registered. These elections are being seen as a report card of the Aam Aadmi Party's two-year-old Arvind Kejriwal government.

BJP for Bigger Gain in Exit Polls

BJP has been occupying Delhi Municipal Corporation for a decade. BJP President Amit Shah, Union Minister Rajnath Singh, Smriti Irani and many other senior leaders participated in the promotion of the MCD election. In the exit polls of INDIA TODAY-AXIS poll, BJP has been projected to get 202 to 220 seats. The Aam Aadmi Party has been given 23 to 35 seats and the Congress is expected to get 19-31 seats.
The three corporations have the status of the three parties.
North MCD (103/104 seats): BJP (78-84), Congress (8-12), AAP (8-12) Others (1-3) seats
South MCD (104/104 seats): BJP (79-85), Congress (7-11), AAP (9-13) Others (1-3) seats
East MCD (63/64 seats): BJP (45-51), Congress (4-8), AAP (6-10) Others (0-2) seats

AAP raised questions

In the exit poll for the MCD election, 13800 samples were taken from 270 seats of the three municipal corporations. After which these figures have been removed However, leaders of Aam Aadmi Party are rejecting this exit poll. If AAP leaders believe that if BJP gets a majority in MCD, then the accusation of their error in EVMs will prove to be true.

Congress Expected Good Performance


At the same time the Congress is still hopeful of good performance. State Congress chief Ajay Maken expressed hope that the voters of Delhi will make sure to win the elections while remembering the Congress's old track record. He said that people are badly troubled by the mismanagement of the Aam Aadmi Party in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi and the Government of Delhi.
                                                           ----Devendra Mehta

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