Even while vote counting is taking place in the capital, Aam Aadmi Party has won the MCD elections by reaching the majority mark of 126. The simple majority mark is 126, and there are 250 wards in the MCD. According to data available at 11:30 am, the AAP has achieved the elusive 126 points with 56 victories and a lead in 77 seats.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which has so far won 99 seats, defied the trend that exit polls had indicated. The party did not appear to win more than 91 seats in any exit poll. Over seven seats have been claimed by the Congress. It’s interesting to note that the AAP won three of these wards in 2017 while the BJP won one. Shakeela Begum, an independent, won the Seelampur seat; Meena Devi and Gajender Singh Daral, respectively, won the Isapur and Mundka seats.
The MCD was reunified earlier this year, and this was the first election since then. Only 50.48% of the 1.45 crore eligible voters who were present at the polls on December 4 cast their ballots, or barely over 73 lakh citizens.
According to data provided by the Delhi State Election Commission, South Delhi’s wealthy neighborhoods had the lowest voter turnout in the municipal elections. The areas of Northeast Delhi and rural areas that experienced riots in 2020 had the highest voting rates.
Aam Aadmi Party gets full control of Delhi:
MCD was the last step on the AAP’s journey to get full control of Delhi. MCD means everything in Delhi is now in Kejriwal’s hands. What’s more astonishing is AAP brings an end to the 15 years of control BJP had over the MCD. It’s a tough day for BJP supporters. However, not so much for AAP. The celebrations are underway for AAP as the party leader is also on the way to AAP office.
Tomorrow is another big day as the results for the Gujarat Assembly Elections will also be out tomorrow. Although, exit polls suggest BJP will win and come for its seventh consecutive term, AAM also has a chance. Even if AAP makes an opposition in Gujarat, it will be a big step for the party.
Below is the Tweet from Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister, Delhi:
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