The BJP is headed for a landslide victory winning 103 wards while the Aam Aadmi Party and the Congress bagged 26 and 8 seats respectively in initial results of the municipal corporation elections.
According to results, the BJP won 35 seats and the Aam Aadmi Party managed to get 15 seats in North MCD. In the East municipal corporation, the BJP won 27 wards while the AAP got only six seats. In the civic body, the Congress bagged six seats.
In South MCD, the BJP won 41 wards while the AAP and the Congress bagged five and seven seats respectively. In North Delhi, the AAP has municipal wards in Aman Vihar, Mukundpur, Sultan Puri A, Shastri Nagar, Nimri Colony, Ballimaran and Rampura.
The BJP has won wards in Kishan Ganj, Rohtas Nagar, Dilshad Garden, Krishna Nagar among others. Counting of votes began at 8 AM today with the BJP gaining early leads in all the three municipal corporations- NDMC, SDMC and EDMC.
Earlier in the day, the AAP leaders including Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia were huddled at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence as the trends showed a poor show by the party. The prospects of a “massive” defeat loomed large over the AAP, close on the heels of the bypolls for Rajouri Garden Assembly seat where BJP-Akali Dal candidate won while party candidate lost his security deposit.
Trends showed that the AAP was trailing far behind the BJP which has been accused by the Kejriwal-led party of “corruption and mismanagement” during its 10-year rule. The Congress whose Delhi unit president Ajay Maken had said that the MCD polls will be a referendum on Kejriwal government, appeared to be heading for third place in the contest that it had claimed to won with victory in over 200 wards.