7 Dec 2022

Delhi MCD Election Results 2022: AAP Gets Bajority, Bags 134 Seats, BJP Gets 104

New Delhi: AAP has snatched the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) from BJP. The BJP was in power for 15 years. Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP won the prestige battle for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), unseating BJP. It won 134 seats, eight above the majority in a House of 250. 

The BJP, which ran the campaign with PM Narendra Modi's face, has won 104 — a not-so-bad performance after 15 years of continuous rule.The Congress was reduced to nine, which means its base in Delhi continues to erode. In the 2017 MCD polls — when the BJP won 181 of the total 272 wards, while AAP could mange only 48 — the Congress had managed 30 seats.

According to the Election Commission, out of 250 seats, AAP has won 134 seats.Whereas, BJP has gone to number two. The party won 104 seats. It is maintaining lead on 4. Whereas, Congress has won 7 seats. It is ahead on 3. 126 seats are required for majority in MCD.

BJP sweeps Sisodia's wards

Manish Sisodia has 4 wards under his assembly constituency. The party lost to the BJP on three. On the other hand, Arvind Kejriwal's ward number 74 Chandni Chowk candidate Pundeep Singh defeated the BJP and Congress candidates. On the other hand, Congress won from AAP MLA Anantullah's ward number 189 Zakir Nagar.

The counting of votes for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections is underway from 8 am on Wednesday. 

According to the Election Commission, this time around 50% polling has taken place. In 2017, the voter turnout was 53.55%. That is, if we compare the figures so far, this time there has been less voting by 3%.

Both the AAP and the BJP have exuded confidence that they will emerge victorious in the polls, as the Congress seeks to regain lost turf.

Most exit polls have, however, predicted a huge win for the AAP over the BJP with the Congress being a distant third.

AAP celebrates

The AAP office saw massive celebrations with supporters dancing to dhol beats, and kids dressed as Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The office had kept balloons and celebratory posters ready since morning. AAP leaders had gone into a huddle as the counting threw up a contest much tighter than the AAP sweep predicted by exit polls.

No comments:

Post a Comment