The high-voltage Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) is all set to conclude and the saffron party seems to be continuing its winning streak while winning the civic polls for the third consecutive time. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party which was hoping to sweep off the elections failed to perform and is finishing third.
Meanwhile, Congress party which is doing well is finishing second in the civic polls. As per the trends at 9:30 AM, BJP is ahead in 184 seats, Congress 40 seats and AAP 37 seats. Various exit polls had suggested that the BJP would easily attain a landslide victory in the MCD elections 2017. Arvind Kejriwal who had raised questions about the credibility of the EVMs had asserted that he would start a movement if the party faces loss in the polls.
The civic polls recorded a voter turnout of 53.58 per cent, which is slightly higher than in the 2012 elections.
While campaigning for the polls, Kejriwal had also asserted that he would give the national capital massive makeover and make it look like London in a year’s time if they managed to get control of the MCD. Sarai Pipal Thala and Maujpur wards have been put off till next month after the death of two candidates.
BJP’s win in MCD elections has been largely credited to the party’s Delhi unit president Manoj Tiwari who had campaigned frivolously for the party in the national capital. The BJP has affirmed that they will keep the celebrations low key in rememberance of the CRPF men who lost their lives in the recent Sukma Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh.