While the counting was on, a tough battle was noticed between the BJP and AAP, in which the BJP witnessed a lead for almost two hours, but later on, the AAP gained the majority and thus managed to uproot the 15 years of rule of BJP in civic polls in Delhi
With a glorious victory by getting 134 seats out of 250, the Aam Aadmi Party registered a big win in the MCD Elections on Wednesday. With this win, Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Adami Party managed to root out Bhartiya Janata Party's 15 years of rule in Delhi Municipal Corporation. The Congress had to settle for a third position with just 9 seats.
The elections to Municipal Corporation of Delhi were held on 4 December 2022 for 250 wards. While the exit polls had already predicted AAP to be a clear winner, the numbers given to BJP were seen fluctuating. As the counting came to an end around afternoon, AAP emerged a clear winner with 134 seats, which was a gain of 90 seats from the last MCD polls. BJP managed to win 104 seats, which was a loss of 64 seats from the last elections. Congress only got 9 seats with a loss of 19 from last time, as per the data shared by Election Commission till 2 PM.
It was a tense day since morning. While the counting was on, a tough battle was noticed between the BJP and AAP, in which the BJP witnessed a lead for almost two hours, but later on, the AAP gained the majority and thus managed to uproot the 15 years of rule of BJP in civic polls in Delhi.
AAP workers were seen celebrating the win not just in their Delhi office, but also other offices across the country. Party's Rajya Sabha MP Raghav Chadha said that the BJP has got their answer today. People of Delhi vote for the work done, and not for the defamation tactics. BJP used its MPs, ministers, CBI, and ED, but the people of Delhi still voted for AAP. "We will make Delhi the most beautiful city in the world," said Chadha.
The voter turnout for this year has been noted as 50 per cent with 1,349 candidates were in the fray. The counting of votes was done at 42 centers in the capital under a tight security.