AAP makes huge splash in MCD bypolls, bags 5 seats

Congress nets four, BJP wins three and independent one

GN Bureau | May 17, 2016


#Delhi   #bypolls   #municipal corporations   #MCD   #Congress   #BJP   #AAP   #Ajay Maken   #Dilip Pandey   #bypolls   #civic polls  


Arvind Kejriwal led-Aam Aadmi Party [AAP],  which contested the municipal elections for the first time, has won five seats in the Delhi civic bypolls. Congress managed to grab four while BJP won three seats. AAP gave a tough fight to the BJP and the Congress. It won MCD seats at Ballimaran, Vikas Nagar, Matiala, Nanakpura and Tekhand.

The by polls were seen as a litmus test for AAP. Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted: “MCD ruled by BJP-Cong. Outsider AAP wins max seats in by-election. Thanks Delhi for reaffirming faith. Ab MCD election mein sabhi seat jeetni hai.”

BJP won at Shalimar Bagh North, Wazirpur and Nawada. Congress won at Qamaruddin Nagar, Munirka, Jhilmil and Khicripur. An independent candidate won the seat at Bhati.

Jarnail Singh, MLA Tilak Nagar, says the party has managed to make inroads into municipal wards in its first civic polls. “It was just for 13 wards and the voting percentage was also less. You cannot really judge the mood of voters. But the result does reflect what people want. We will worker harder for 2017 elections and will win with clear mandate,” he adds.

By polls for the 13 wards of Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) were held on May 15. The results of the elections was expected to reflect the mood for the MCD elections due in 2017.

At present, the BJP heads all the three municipal corporations. The by-elections were necessitated because 13 councillors were elected to Delhi assembly.

Of the 13 wards, seven wards including Nawada, Munirka fall under the jurisdiction of south Delhi municipal corporation, four wards including Ballimaran and Wazirpur fall under the north Delhi municipal corporation and two in east Delhi municipal corporation. While the Munirka ward was contested by women candidates, the rest were general wards.

Delhi MCD elections for all the 272 seats are scheduled in 2017.

Comments

 

Other News

An African salient

To counter Beijing’s aggressive agenda in the Indian Ocean, New Delhi is seeking to create strategic bastions in Mauritius, Seychelles and Madagascar. The immediate provocation was China’s inauguration of its first overseas military base in Djibouti, in the Horn of Africa.

Look who’s talking ethics in Karnataka?

 Just after the UP assembly election in 1996, I was among the scores of reporters waiting at Kalyan Singh’s residence, waiting to get the first inkling of the future course of the BJP. The party had secured the maximum seats – 174 out of 425 seats – but was short of the majority mark

Company secretaries are gatekeepers of corporate governance: SEBI Chairman

“Company Secretaries, once known as secretaries to the board and management, have transformed themselves into key managerial and governance professionals. Today they are recognised for their importance on corporate landscape and have become gatekeepers of corporate governance,” said Ajay Tyagi,

Will there be light at the end of the tunnel?

Any good news which promises to bring about qualitative improvement in the lives of people, especially in rural India, is always welcome. It was heartening indeed to learn that every single village in the country now has access to electricity, as announced by the prime minister on April 29. This is most ce

A dry run in Bundelkhand

The paved road, the few concrete houses and men on motorcycles – these are deceptive signs of development in Madralalpur village. Only a couple of weeks ago, Babu, a 47-year-old distressed farmer, had hanged himself from a babool tree. Villagers were gathered at his house as his wife, mother, sister-

Our jobs, their jobs

Statistics has come a long way from the time when British prime minister Benjamin Disraeli observed: “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” Statistics is now an accredited branch of applied mathematics; statistical methods are routinely used to prove or disprove the

Current Issue

Current Issue

Video

CM Nitish’s convoy attacked in Buxar

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter