On Sunday at eight in the morning, voting began for the 250 wards of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD). Voting lasted until 5:30 p.m. The Delhi State Election Commission has made extensive preparations for the MCD elections. Even deploying approximately 1 lakh personnel across 13,665 (estimated) polling locations. Results will be out on December 7. 45 percent of eligible voters cast ballots as of 4 p.m.
The Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) has activated stage three of the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP). It includes a ban on construction and demolition operations in the National Capital Region. As the air quality in Delhi has once again turned “severe.”
The construction halt does not apply to projects for hospitals, railroads, metro, flyovers, or highways.
Arvind Kejriwal, the chief minister of Delhi, urged the electorate to choose a group that removes obstacles. Voters ought to support the honest and effective party. For those who prioritize maintaining the city’s cleanliness and not those who keep erecting barriers,” he told reporters.
Here are some major news from the MCD Elections:
- The primary disagreement between the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which is in power in the city, the BJP, which currently controls the MCD, and the Congress is on garbage collection and landfills.
- Voting was open from 8 am until 5:30 pm. Contrarily, the voting turnout up until 4 o’clock was 45%. On Wednesday, the results will be released.
- Voters at various polling places in the city complained to NDTV that they were unable to cast their ballots because their names were not included on the electoral list. Others voiced annoyance at being repeatedly sent to other polling places.
- The MCD’s three divisions were recently merged, and city districts were redrew, just before the election.
- For 250 municipal seats, there are more than 1,300 contenders.
- AAP set a new record by capturing 67 of the 70 seats in the 2015 Assembly elections. However, BJP is able to keep its hold on the civic body by winning 181 of the 272 seats two years later. Congress came in third with 30, AAP came in second with 48.
Do you think BJP will keep control of the MCD or AAP will finally manage to get full control of Delhi?
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