AAP ends BJP’s 15-year control of Delhi Municipal Corporation

The BJP has won 104 seats and the AAP 134 in the Delhi MCD polls crosss the magic figure of 126, according to the State Election Commission. 


After the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Wednesday crossed the halfway mark with 134 seats in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi elections, Delhi CM and party convenor Arvind Kejriwal congratulated and thanked the people of Delhi. Addressing party workers at the headquarters, Kejriwal said, “Will try to live up to expectations of people, urge parties to come together to improve Delhi.” With 250 wards in the MCD, a party needs 126 to win.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which has gotten hold of 104 seats so far, has bucked the trend predicted by exit polls. No exit poll showed the party getting more than 91 seats. The Congress has managed to stake a claim over nine seats.

The counting for 250 wards of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) began at 8 am at 42 counting centres with 68 observers to oversee the counting in the national capital, the state electoral office said.

The state electoral office has deployed engineers to look into technical issues of electronic voting machines (EVM) malfunctioning. There are a total 1,349 candidates in the fray with exit polls predicting a big victory for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).