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BJP wins landslide victory in all 3 municipalities in MCD elections

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) swept to power in the Municipal Coporation of Delhi (MCD) winning the elections held in all 3 municipalities in a landslide on Wednesday.

Votes for the elections were counted at 35 centers across the city. Of these, 16 are in north Delhi, 13 in the south, and six in east Delhi.

As many as 90,000 security personnel of Delhi Police, paramilitary forces and Home Guards were deployed at counting centres.

Two exit polls had predicted BJP finishing way ahead of the AAP and the Congress with over 200 of the 270 wards where polling was held.

Voting to pick three new municipal corporations in Delhi took place on Sunday, in which 54 per cent of the 1.32 crore electorate exercised their franchise till 5.30 p.m. when polling ended in 270 wards of the three municipal corporations.

On polling day, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal attacked the State Election Commission claiming that reports of “faulty” EVMs were pouring in from across the national capital.

The Aam Aadmi Party chief also alleged that many voters with valid voter slips were “not allowed” to exercise their franchise in the municipal polls. Arvind Kejriwal had earlier demanded that the election be postponed till arrangements for VVPAT-equipped EVM were made.

The state election commission denied the charges.

 

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