MCD elections 20222 Live Updates: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday crossed the majority mark of 126 in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections, while the BJP has bagged 84 wards as counting continues.
The Congress was a distant third after winning five wards while Independent candidate Shakila won in Seelampur.
The MCD has 250 wards and the simple majority mark is 126.
Here are live updates:
– Amid an overwhelming response from the crowd, a supporter shouts “I love you” to Arvind Kejriwal, to which, the latter reciprocates.
– Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party supremo Arvind Kejriwal reaches AAP headquarter and begins to address the crowd. “First of all, I want to congratulate the people of Delhi for this big win. I am grateful to the people to bring about this revolution. Now we have to work together. I want cooperation from BJP and Congress as well to work together for the betterment of the people of Delhi. From this stage, I seek blessings from PM Modi to work for people of Delhi. We can work together to clean Delhi and its landfills,” he says.
– The Aam Aadmi Party has crossed the majority mark of 126 in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls, while the BJP has got 97, the latest State Election Commission figures show.
– According to numbers available at 2 pm, the AAP has won 130 seats and was ahead in four. The MCD has 250 wards and the simple majority mark is 126.
– Sultana Abad of the AAP won the Jama Masjid ward, while party candidate Sarika Chaudhary defeated Congress’ Farhad Suri by a margin of 244 votes in Daryaganj.
– BJP’s Alka Raghav emerged victorious in Laxmi Nagar by a margin of 3,819 votes. The party’s Rohini D candidate Smita also registered a win.
– A winning candidate, Sarika Chowdhary, reaches AAP office
– Workers are heading to AAP headquarters in Delhi as Aam Admi Party takes lead in MCD
– Patriot Story RECAP: Bobby Kinnar, the transgender candidate from Sultanpuri 43A ward, emerged victorious from her seat. She didn’t have a completely smooth ride in her quest for political representation. She faced jibes, was called a ‘dhol peetne wali’ and illiterate by supporters of a rival candidate. But the 38-year-old seems to have garnered enough goodwill through her social service to make herself a strong candidate to get elected. She remains unfazed by the taunts as well as the spotlight that is on her due to her being a transgender.
– In Timarpur, AAP’s Promila Gupta was leading over her BJP rival Amarlata Sangwan while Guddi Devi Jatav of the AAP was ahead in Malka Ganj with her BJP rival Reka trailing by 254 votes.
– BJP’s Neelam Budhraja was leading in Dhirpur ward, while Suman Kumari of the party surged ahead on the Azadpur seat, according to initial trends.
– In the Chauhan Banger ward, Congress’ Shagufta Chaudhary Zubair was leading by 2,443 votes, followed by AAP’s Asma Begum.
– The high-stakes election to the 250 wards of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) was held on December 4 with a total of 1,349 candidates in the fray.
– A voter turnout of 50.48 per cent was registered in the elections.
– The results of this election, largely touted as a three-cornered contest among a spirited AAP, a confident BJP and a hopeful Congress, may have ramifications beyond the national capital.
– Both the AAP and the BJP have exuded confidence that they will emerge victorious in the polls, as the Congress seeks to regain lost turf.
– Most exit polls have, however, predicted a huge win for the AAP over the BJP with the Congress being a distant third.