Aam Aadmi Party has won or was leading on 133 of the 250 wards, results of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls show. The BJP was now a winner or ahead in 104 wards.
Results were in for 177 seats: AAP 100, BJP 70, Congress 6, and one to an Independent.
AAP leaders Manish Sisodia and Raghav Chadha rushed to Delhi Chief Minister and AAP boss Arvind Kejriwal’s residence. They were joined by Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann.
Aam Aadmi Party leader and Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann says Arvind Kejriwal first uprooted the 15-year-long rule of the Congress in New Delhi and now he has done the same to the BJP in MCD, reports ANI.
“It shows people of Delhi don’t like politics of hatred, they vote for schools, hospitals, electricity, cleanliness and infrastructure,” Mann says.
This was the first election after the MCD was reunified earlier this year.
The polls, which took place on December 4, saw a voter turnout of only 50.48% — just over 73 lakh people from the total of 1.45 crore eligible voters.
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