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MCD Election 2022 Results: Will Do Your Work First, Kejriwal Tells Those Who Didn't Vote for AAP; BJP Calls Meeting of Winning Candidates

News18 07-12-2022 News Desk
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The AAP has emerged victorious in the MCD elections by hitting the majority mark of 126 even as counting of votes is underway in the national capital. The MCD has 250 wards, and the simple majority mark is 126. As per figures available at 11:30 am, the AAP has crossed the magic number of 126 with 56 wins and a lead in 77 seats.

It was earlier a tight contest with both the AAP and the BJP close on each other’s heels. Both parties appeared confident of victory. AAP MLA Saurabh Bharadwaj said, “We are going to get more than 180 seats. If voters favour us, we can also cross 230 seats. Mayor will be from our party. I think exit polls are pointing towards the victory of Aam Aadmi Party.” Meanwhile the BJP’s Harish Khurana said, “We worked for the disposal of garbage and it continued even during Corona. BJP has worked. That’s why we’re confident that the next Mayor will be from BJP. Last time too, surveys gave only 50 seats to BJP but we won 2/3rd majority.”

Counting of votes for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) election began at 8 am on Wednesday. 42 centres have been set up for the counting amid tight security, officials said. Polling for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) took place on Sunday, December 4, with a voter turnout of 50.48 per cent being recorded.

The election was touted to be a three-way contest among the AAP, BJP and Congress. There are 250 wards in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) and 1,349 candidates are in the fray in this election.

All You Need to Know About MCD Election Results 2022

“We are all set for the counting of votes tomorrow for which 42 centres have been set up. Counting will take place amid tight security arrangements,” a senior official of the State Election Commission said, as per PTI. Centres have been set up in areas including Shastri Park, Yamuna Vihar, Mayur Vihar, Nand Nagari, Dwarka, Okhla, Mangolpuri, Pitampura, Alipur and Model Town.

All centres have tight security arrangements with 20 companies of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) and over 10,000 police personnel deployed for the day.

136 engineers from Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL) have been deployed at the counting centres to attend to any technical issues regarding the EVMs which may arise during the counting.

While exit polls on Monday predicted a sweeping victory for the AAP after BJP’s 15-year reign, the saffron party remains hopeful. In the 2017 civic election, the BJP had won 181 of the 270 wards. Polling could not be held on two seats due to the death of candidates. The AAP had won 48 wards and the Congress 27. The voting percentage that year was around 53.

Over 50% Voter Turnout Recorded on Sunday

The highest polling percentage (65.72) this year has been recorded in ward no. 5 (Bakhtawarpur), while the lowest (33.74 per cent) was registered in ward no.145 (Andrews Ganj).

Barring a few stray incidents of MCC (model code of conduct) violations and “a couple of other scattered incidents of impersonation”, the polling remained peaceful and no untoward incident of any kind was reported from anywhere, the SEC said in a statement on Sunday night.

According to data shared by the SEC on Monday, 51.03 per cent of the male voters exercised their franchise while 49.83 per cent of female electorate voted in the crucial civic polls.

Authorities had set up 13,638 polling stations across Delhi for the exercise.

First Poll Since Delhi Riots, Unification of Wards

This was also the first civic polls held in the national capital after the February 2020 riots in Delhi, and according to data shared by officials, 3,360 booths, spanning 493 locations, were identified in critical or sensitive categories.

The election this year was the first since the delimitation process, after three corporations of Delhi – NDMC, SDMC, and EDMC – were incorporated into the MCD, which formally came into existence on May 22.

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